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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 …

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 …

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 …

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,” …

Michigan Students Urge Fossil Fuel Divestment at Universities

4/15/2013 // By Liz Starke

NWF’s Campus Ecology team provides resources and and support to students on more than 1,000 campuses each year, helping them move their campuses toward more renewable energy and sustainable practices. Currently, several students affiliated with the Michigan Student Sustainability Coalition, …

Advancing US Workforce for 21st Century: National Thought Leaders Convene

4/14/2013 // By Julian Keniry

What are the skills needed for a competitive, 21st century workforce?  How are US community colleges helping to meet these needs?  What is the role of employers?  Policy-makers?  Students and other stakeholders? Smart Grid to Battery Storage: These were among …

Farm to Table: Sustainable Food in Higher Education

4/11/2013 // By Eriqah Vincent

On April 5, Campus Ecology’s Georgia Campus Sustainability Network (GCSN) hosted a workshop on sustainable food for the our Spring Topic Specific Workshop series. Thirty-seven participants from colleges and universities across the state came to Georgia Southern University to learn and brainstorm on sustainable dining …

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Three Tips for “Making Good” from Billy Parish

3/29/2013 // By Sara Gassman

Are you about to graduate? Interested in working to make the world a better place, and also interested in making money along the way? For those convinced that the two goals are mutually exclusive, the latest webinar in the NWF Emerging …

Initiating Sustainability through the Production of Biodiesel Fuels

3/8/2013 // By Eriqah Vincent

In the not too distant future, Piedmont Community College’s (PCC) lawn mowers and yard equipment could be powered by biodiesel fuels produced from cooking oils used in the College’s snack bar. PCC is taking the lead in promoting sustainability and …

NWF Fellowship Program Grows to Offer Additional Leadership Opportunities for Emerging Leaders

2/28/2013 // By Courtney Cochran

Since 2000, NWF’s Campus Ecology Program has awarded over 150 Fellowships to student leaders at 112 different colleges and universities in 36 states and Puerto Rico; reaching more than 2.5 million students, faculty, staff and community members at the fellowship campuses. Through the …

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