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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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

National Wildlife Federation’s Jim Lyon Motivates Virginia Students to Lead for the Environment this Earth Day 2013

4/26/2013 // By Julian Keniry

Nearly 130 student leaders, faculty and staff gathered at the Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) this Earth Day, April 22, 2013, to hear from National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF’s) Jim Lyon about how the community can address climate change throughout the […] Read more >

5th Annual Climate Change Symposium at Northern Virginia Community College

4/26/2013 // By Courtney Cochran

Guest post by Robert Johnson, Sustainability Officer, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Robert Johnson joined NOVA in October 2012 as the College’s first Environmental Sustainability Officer.  He is focused on developing a Sustainability Strategy for the College, completing its first greenhouse […] Read more >

Congratulations to the Class of 2013 for graduating with zero carbon debt!! Image via Microsoft Clip Art.

Graduate with Zero Carbon Debt!

4/25/2013 // By Sara Gassman

I’m sure you don’t need anyone else to tell you that college graduates these days are entering the “real world” with no shortage of student loan debt. But there’s another type of debt that many graduates and institutions of higher […] Read more >

MI Student Earth Day Photos

4/24/2013 // By Liz Starke

On campuses and in communities everywhere the fight against fossil fuels is ramping up. It seems like everyday I hear more news about students holding eye-catching events to ask their administrations to divest from fossil fuels or people of all […] Read more >

Good Jobs, Green Jobs Coming to the U.S.

4/18/2013 // By Kristy Jones

I attended the Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Close to 1,500 people attended, and half of those were representatives from the United Steel Workers (very impressive). Folks gathering Tuesday and Wednesday came together to learn about […] Read more >

UNH SEAC will celebrate the 20th annual Solarfest, a solar-powered music and arts festival this year. Photo credit Abigail Gronberg.

Earth Day Celebrations on Campus

4/15/2013 // By Sara Gassman

Students at colleges and universities across the nation and even across the world have been celebrating Earth Day yearly since its inception in 1970. Many colleges and universities host an array of events throughout “Earth Week” and even “Earth Month,” […] Read more >