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Otter Swimming with Plastic Bottle

Declare Your Independence From Plastic

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 …

Hey California, Clean up your campuses on April 21st

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 …

The RePaper Challenge Spurs Campuses to Reach 75% Paper Recovery Rate by 2015

With the start of a new school year, a growing coalition of sustainability and recycling organizations, including National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Campus Ecology Program, is engaging with North American campuses …

National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Fellows tour NewPage Recycle Mill

NWF’s Eco-Schools and Campus Ecology programs, in partnership with NewPage Corporation, and with support from McGraw-Hill, are working together on a textbook recycling initiative. The goal? To learn more about …

Reporting from the 3rd Annual Butte College Sustainability Conference, Second…

Reusing: Better than Recycling

‘Trayless’ Trend Continues

Students Have Their Hands Full Saving Food, Energy and Water

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 …

Students Reach Out to Local Businesses, Reduce Pollution

Opportunities are on the rise for students interested in preventing pollution, improving air quality, and pioneering sustainable technologies in their communities. University campuses, long considered hubs of innovation, are beginning …

Redirecting the Waste Stream: Using waste vegetable oil as fuel

As petroleum products become more expensive and concern over greenhouse gases rises, biofuel is the word on everyone’s lips. So far, two primary sources are in production. Ethanol, which is …

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