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Pedal Power: What Academe Knows About Bikes

12/22/2009 // By NWF

By Paul Tolm√© Susan Handy is the type of bicyclist that environmentalists and policymakers would like to see more of on American roadways. She commutes to work by bike, rides to the store for groceries and pedals her children to […] Read more >

Pervious Surface

Permeable Concrete Reduces Emissions

12/22/2009 // By NWF

By Maryruth Belsey Priebe Concrete has earned a bad rap as a high-energy construction material, but some institutions, like the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and Auburn University (Alabama), are exploring more sustainable options with pervious concrete¬†and […] Read more >

Consulting Our Crystal Ball

12/22/2009 // By NWF

We convened a virtual panel to see how far the campus sustainability movement has come this decade, and make a few predictions for the future. See bios of our “speakers” at the bottom of the page.   CE: What have […] Read more >

Last Chance book by Larry Schweiger

Book Review: Last Chance

12/22/2009 // By Juliana Goodlaw-Morris

In his debut book, Larry Schweiger, President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, paints a clear picture of the risks we are taking by continuing to emit greenhouse gasses instead of moving to a more sustainable, carbon-free society. Although […] Read more >

Pathways Out of Poverty

12/1/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Tabari Morris, a 34-year-old Northern California resident, says he was doing janitorial work before he heard about a unique opportunity from his brother-in-law. “I was thinking, I need a real career,” he says. “In 30 years, I need to be […] Read more >

Hurry Up and Wait: Opportunities for Green Jobs Vary by Region and Field

12/1/2009 // By NWF

Jay Antle, executive director of the Center for Sustainability at Johnson Community College, tracks green jobs training in the Midwest. Here, he tells us more about training for everything from corporate sustainability officers to clean energy, and why federal legislation […] Read more >

Re-Energizing the Heartland

12/1/2009 // By NWF

NWF December 1, 2009 The recession has hit the Midwest hard. Traditionally home to big manufacturing plants, the latest economic downturn has been especially difficult for industry-based communities that had already struggled for years to survive outsourced manufacturing. But thanks […] Read more >

Graduating in Green: Community Colleges are Making Students Marketable

12/1/2009 // By NWF

NWF December 1, 2009 In the midst of record joblessness, workers from all sectors are reassessing their skills and seeking new opportunities to better their situations, and many are finding their paths leading them through the doors of their local […] Read more >

Re-Energizing the Heartland

12/1/2009 // By Debbie Anderson

The recession has hit the Midwest hard. Traditionally home to big manufacturing plants, the latest economic downturn has been especially difficult for industry-based communities that had already struggled for years to survive outsourced manufacturing. But thanks to new developments in […] Read more >

Pathways Out of Poverty

12/1/2009 // By Debbie Anderson

Tabari Morris, a 34-year-old Northern California resident, says he was doing janitorial work before he heard about a unique opportunity from his brother-in-law. “I was thinking, I need a real career,” he says. “In 30 years, I need to be […] Read more >