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Sustainability Student Success Story: ThinkGreenLiveClean.com

12/22/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

In 2007, college student Wyatt Taubman created the slogan “Think Green, Live Clean” while brainstorming ways to communicate sustainability to his peers. Hear how his experiences shaped this process and tips for creating change. Read more >

NWF Campus Fellow Working to Help Indiana Colleges and Universities Go Phosphorus-Free

12/7/2010 // By Courtney Cochran

NWF’s Campus Ecology Program and affiliate Indiana Wildlife Federation (IWF) have joined forces to support Fellow Katherine Wright to help promote IWF’s Phosphorus-Free Campaign within the higher Ed system in Indiana. Read more >

Georgia Colleges and Universities Gather to Promote Sustainable Dining Practices

12/3/2010 // By Carly Queen

At an event organized by the Georgia Campus Sustainability Network in partnership with the Campus Ecology and Kennesaw State University, representatives from 20 Georgia colleges and universities gathered to learn about sustainable dining issues and initiatives from some of the leading campuses around the state. Read more >

Campuses Save Money and the Environment With Zero-Waste Events

11/30/2010 // By NWF

For many schools, zero-waste events are the first target they achieve in becoming a zero-waste campus. Read more >

Colleges Turn to An Array of Alternative Fuels

11/30/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

When it comes to on-campus renewable energy installations, certain types are more common than others. Read more >

Past Chill Out Contest Winners Parlay Achievement into $$$

11/30/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

With the deadline for National Wildlife Federation’s 2011 Chill Out Contest drawing near, many schools are only just getting around to submitting entries. Since both faculty and students are increasingly busy at this time of year, as holidays and exams put more demands on time, we here at Campus Ecology want to share a story of one of our past Chill Out winners as an example of the kind of boon that entering Chill Out can be to a school. Read more >

Top 12 State Policies for Greener Jobs and Workforce

11/22/2010 // By Julian Keniry

At the State Environmental Leadership Program annual conference in Nebraska last week, state leaders discussed ways to bridge beyond the stimulus and other federal funding for green development, and strategised methods of developing state policies that will foster such development. Read more >

One Month to ‘Chill Out’ Video Competition Deadline

11/19/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

The deadline for Campus Ecology’s annual Chill Out competition is one month away. Learn how to enter your campus’ video today in this annual competition that encourages innovation and celebrates the solutions to global warming. Read more >

NWF Announces 2011 Campus Climate Fellowship Opportunities!

11/18/2010 // By Courtney Cochran

The search for our 2011 Campus Climate Fellows is now under way! In the 10 years since the program began, we have helped over 130 students from across the nation finance projects ranging from campus-wide energy audits to implementing sustainable forestry practices. Read more >

Green Report Card 2011 Is Here

11/5/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

Last week, the Sustainable Endowments Institute officially released the College Sustainability Report Card 2011. This year’s edition of the Report Card contains profiles of 322 schools, as well as an additional 1,100 full survey responses comprising more than 10,000 pages of data on the sustainability practices of our nation’s colleges and universities. The report, which assesses 52 “greenness” indicators (including green building initiatives, recycling programs, endowment investment policies, renewable energy installations, and more) uses an A to F letter-grading system to evaluate performance. Read more >