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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 …

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 …

Calling all Colleges and Universities — Campus Conservation Nationals 2014 is Open

9/25/2013 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation, through its Campus Ecology Program, in partnership with Lucid Design Group, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council and the Alliance to Save Energy, are very excited toannounce Campus Conservation Nationals 2014. From …

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How Are Students Staying Green At College This Fall?

9/23/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Sapna Batish The environment is a significant concern for many of today’s young adults.  As students start or return to college this fall, they will have a range of options to help minimize their impact on the …


Weekly News Roundup- August 16, 2013

8/16/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Drum roll please!  NWF’s  43rd Annual Photo Contest People’s Choice Award goes to…*opens the envelope* Bottlenose dolphin deaths continue. Why? Read the blog to see what you can do to help. What …

Campus Ecology Fellow Ellen Teygart collects a soil sample from the field. Image credit Brittany Prischak.

Campuses Safeguard Wildlife, Cut Carbon Pollution

6/20/2013 // By Sara Gassman

Sure you’ve noticed the extreme weather events of the past few months: extended drought, supercharged storms. But do you know the specific effect of climate change on wildlife at your campus and in your community? The 2013 NWF report “Wildlife in …

Many move-out programs rely on volunteers. Top: CCU volunteers with a few random finds from Campus Salvage (image courtesy Sustainability Initiative of CCU). Bottom: Skidmore College volunteers help with 7th annual Give+Go (image courtesy of Riley Neugebauer, Sustainable Skidmore

Campuses Aim for Zero-Waste Move Out

5/23/2013 // By Sara Gassman

College dorm rooms are really good places to accumulate stuff. Beyond textbooks and late-night snacks, students in dorm rooms tend to amass a funny collection of miniatures–refrigerators, rugs, coffee pots–and things that are more or less useless to young people …

Van Jones gets the crowd excited about creating a green collar economy.

Students Lead for Smarter, more Sustainable Campuses

5/6/2013 // By Sara Gassman

The University of Maryland hosted the eighth annual Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference in Bethesda, Maryland in April 2013. Top students, faculty, sustainability administrators and other organizations related to sustainability in higher education (NWF Campus Ecology, for example!) attended the …

Weekly News Roundup- May 3, 2013

5/3/2013 // By Anne Goddard

  National Wildlife Federation Announces Young Reporters for the Environment USA Winners May 3– The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the U.S. host of the international Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) program, announces the 2013 middle and high school winners of the Young …

Celebrate CCN 2013 by watching the CCN video program! Click the image to watch on YouTube.

Announcing Campus Conservation Nationals Video Contest Winners!

5/1/2013 // By Sara Gassman

If you happened to spend time on a college campus between February 4 and April 26, 2013, you may have noticed that dorm buildings were darker than usual, and that students may have smelled a little bit more funky. In …