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Schools Go High Tech to Increase Transit Ridership

7/28/2009 // By NWF

NWF July 28, 2009 How often have you run to the bus stop, missed the bus by only a few seconds, and had to wait 20 minutes for the next one because it was running late? A new report shows […] Read more >

Students and Retirees Bond Over Weevils and Weeds

7/28/2009 // By NWF

By NWF July 28, 2009 The Kendal-Crosslands retirement community (KCC) in Pennsylvania is host to more than book clubs and bridge groups. Residents can often find students from nearby University of Delaware (UD) scrambling through KCC’s fairly substantial patch of […] Read more >

Town & Country: A Tale of Two Cultures

7/28/2009 // By NWF

By NWF July 28, 2009 “Andy Dunham’s lettuce looks like a bouquet of flowers, and his farm is a five minute walk from campus. Who can beat that?” asks Grinnell student and local foods activist Hart Ford. Located in a […] Read more >

Going Native: Rooting Campus Landscape Planning in Low-Energy Native Plants

7/14/2009 // By NWF

Stroll through the University of Florida’s native tree walk, and you’ll get a firsthand education on what grows naturally in that state (access the virtual version by clicking on “sustainable campus” then “tree walk”). Part of a campus-wide effort to […] Read more >

Shanghai Calling: International Collaboration for Sustainability

7/14/2009 // By NWF

Collaborative, international climate change action is on the rise, thanks to people like Xiangyu Zhao. Known as “Shane” to English-speaking friends, Xiangyu Zhao is an international student at Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania and also serves as the international […] Read more >

Cutting the Commute to Reduce Emissions

7/14/2009 // By NWF

Weekly hooky has become a regular occurrence for library staff on the Georgetown University campus. Of course, they have the permission of their supervisors. That’s because their absence is part of a department-wide alternative schedulingprogram. “I’m always looking for programs […] Read more >

Survey Reveals Gaps in Green Purchasing Plans

6/30/2009 // By NWF

When Portland Community College (PCC) threw its annual Awards Banquet, the student association did its best to ensure that the party would be green, choosing the venue, caterers, and even the awards themselves– made of recycled glass– with an eye […] Read more >

Students Say “Tap It” for the Good of the Planet

6/30/2009 // By NWF

In the midst of a difficult economic climate, at least one school is willing to give up a source of revenue in order to be better stewards of the environment. In January 2009, Washington University (WUSTL) in St. Louis, Missouri, […] Read more >

Five Questions: What Impediments Are Slowing the Growth of Renewable Energy?

6/30/2009 // By NWF

Mark Kapner has 30 years of experience in energy technology and environmental engineering and policy as senior strategy engineer at Austin Energy. He sat down to answer a few of our questions about the outlook of renewable energy programs, a […] Read more >

Plant Power: A Special Report on Biofuels

6/30/2009 // By NWF

Long pools of vibrantly colored blue and green algae radiate in the sun at a 40-acre algae farm in Southern California’s Imperial Valley. Built in the 1980s to supply the health supplements industry, the farm has been converted to produce […] Read more >