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Otter Swimming with Plastic Bottle

Declare Your Independence From Plastic

7/3/2013 // By Dani Tinker

Last week my colleague Sara wrote a blog post introducing us to the idea of “Plastic Free July.” It inspired me to accept the challenge and declare my independence from single-use plastic this month. This includes plastic bags, straws, packaging and […] Read more >

Deer Head in Container

Wildlife Are Getting Their Heads Stuck in Our Trash

6/20/2013 // By Dani Tinker

I’ve noticed several stories about wildlife with their heads stuck in various containers. It makes me uncomfortable each time. I mean, they’re unable to see, eat, drink or get it off their head. Here’s a recap of stories this past […] Read more >

Churchill Road Elementary School's Eco-Code

McLean, Virginia Eco-School Takes a Big Bite Out of Cafeteria Waste

12/7/2012 // By Guest Author

Churchill Road Elementary School holds a Green Flag award in NWF’s Eco-Schools USA program. One of the school’s major greening projects focuses on waste reduction, and they have implemented an exemplary program resulting in a 90% reduction in the trash […] Read more >

Back-to-School Yard Sales Reduce Campus Waste, Support Community

8/13/2012 // By Sara Gassman

If you’re a college student as we near the end of August, you’re probably beginning to think about back-to-school. Time to dig out the boxes and bins of dorm room essentials you packed away last May, and to figure out […] Read more >

NWF Calls for Campus Case Studies on Sustainability Efforts

6/6/2012 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program is calling for case studies on campus sustainability efforts and green jobs training programs from the 2011-2012 academic year; case studies are due on August 3, 2012. NWF’s Campus Ecology program has published case studies […] Read more >

Hey California, Clean up your campuses on April 21st

3/19/2012 // By Kristy Jones

Sometimes before you get clean you gotta get dirty! National Wildlife Federation is happy to support the Let’s Get Dirty Initiative of the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. This April 21st, the Ian Somerhalder Foundation challenges colleges and universities in California to […] Read more >

Students Have Their Hands Full Saving Food, Energy and Water

10/14/2008 // By NWF

University and college dining halls across the country are beginning to sound a little different these days, as if there are a few less “clanks” and “clatters” mingled with mealtime conversations. This new silence can be attributed to the trend […] Read more >