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When Scientists Get Tattoos, Do Instructors Respond for Students? A Survey Inquires

11/6/2013 // By Julian Keniry

Back in fall of 1989, in one of my earliest experiences as a conservation organizer, a professor stood up before about 200 students and faculty we’d assembled at the University of Georgia (UGA) and declared: “Isn’t global warming a red […] Read more >

NYC Eco-Schools Go Solar!

11/5/2013 // By Emily Fano

According to a landmark 2012 report, “Rooftop Revolution,” by the Manhattan Borough President’s office, there are 2.7 million square feet of usable roof space on NYC’s public schools. These rooftops represent a vast, untapped opportunity to generate renewable electricity from solar […] Read more >

Climate and Kids – Investing in Sustainability

10/1/2013 // By Christopher Parker

Under a buttonwood tree on Wall Street beginning in 1792, men gathered to exchange the stocks of the day.  On the first evening of the 2013 NYC Climate Week and nearing the 1st anniversary of super storm Sandy, corporate America […] Read more >

Advancing US Workforce for 21st Century: National Thought Leaders Convene

4/14/2013 // By Julian Keniry

What are the skills needed for a competitive, 21st century workforce?  How are US community colleges helping to meet these needs?  What is the role of employers?  Policy-makers?  Students and other stakeholders? Smart Grid to Battery Storage: These were among […] Read more >

Florida Students Gather to Push for Climate Change Legislation

2/26/2013 // By Guest Author

On February 19th, two days after the largest climate rally in history took place in Washington, D.C., guest blogger Victoria Griener and a large group of her fellow students led a local protest at the University of South Florida to keep […] Read more >

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Helping Students Cope with Hurricane Sandy

11/7/2012 // By Jennifer Hammonds

Superstorm Sandy, the clash of the first Nor’easter of the winter season and Hurricane Sandy, a final tropical storm of the hurricane season, wrecked havoc along the east coast, especially the northeastern states. As adults in communities, governments, and civic and […] Read more >

What’s Your Purpose? Billy Parish asks Students at the Annual AASHE Student Summit

10/26/2012 // By Juliana Goodlaw-Morris

On October 14, almost 500 students gathered at the Los Angeles Convention center for the student summit at the AASHE annual campus sustainability conference.  This was the sixth year NWF Campus Ecology helped to organize the student summit. In my opinion […] Read more >

Universities as Models for Sustainability: Georgia Campus Sustainability Network’s Annual Conference

10/11/2012 // By Eriqah Foreman-Williams

On Friday, September 14, 2012, 108 members of Georgia higher education institutions (faculty, staff, administrators, and students), as well as interested organizations, came together for the “Universities as Models for Sustainability: Georgia Campus Sustainability Network’s Annual Conference.” The conference was held […] Read more >

Green Revolving Loan Funds Come of Age on Campus

6/25/2012 // By Julian Keniry

The Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI) recently hosted a summit on financing the future of energy efficiency at Harvard University attended by approximately 150 higher education, business and non-profit leaders from all across the U.S. on May 15, 2012. Green Campus […] Read more >

Largest Young Professional Track to Date Hosted by Society for American Indian Government Employees

6/11/2012 // By Julian Keniry

As part of its 10th anniversary conference last week (June 4–8, 2012) just outside of Denver, Colorado, the Society for American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE), hosted its largest youth convening ever. The fifty-five students and young professionals hailing from more […] Read more >