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Volunteers with the Colorado Wildlife Federation remove buckthorn, an invasive species. NWF photo courtesy John Gale.

Students and Conservation Groups Forging Partnerships for Wildlife

1/16/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest blog post by Ashley Rust and John Gale. Great opportunities abound to become involved in important, local on-the-ground wildlife habitat projects. Meaningful project options in most areas are right in front of us—from stream restoration to noxious weed removal to […] Read more >

Lori from Larry's Beans, an especially sustainable coffee roaster in Raleigh, NC, participates in the Wake Tech Green Symposium. Image Credit:  Lisa Haywood

Best Green Jobs Fairs of 2012

12/13/2012 // By Sara Gassman

With the fall semester winding down, members of the Class of 2013 are probably thinking about their impending final semester…and beyond. Beyond! What a mysterious and overwhelming place. Luckily, up-and-coming trends on campuses are green-themed job fairs, and building connections between […] Read more >

NWF Emerging Leaders Participate in Outdoor Nation Summits This Fall

12/12/2012 // By Courtney Cochran

Outdoor Nation is a community of Outsiders dedicated to reconnecting millennials with the outdoors. For the third consecutive year, Outdoor Nation has hosted a series of Outdoor Nation Summits to find solutions to the challenges that keep people from getting outdoors. […] Read more >

Audience at Symons's University of Mary Washington presentation earlier this month. Photo credit Julian Keniry, NWF.

What does the 2012 Election Mean for Campus Sustainability?

11/28/2012 // By Sara Gassman

As part of Johnson County Community College’s Sustainability Webinar series, NWF’s Senior Vice President for Conservation and Education, Jeremy Symons, addressed a virtual crowd of over 50 people regarding the impact of the 2012 election on campus sustainability yesterday afternoon. […] Read more >

University of New England studied the feasibility of providing a river ferry service for commuters to the Biddeford Campus of UNE across the Saco River. Image credit Dick Buhr.

NWF’s 112 Best Green Campus Projects of 2012

11/28/2012 // By Sara Gassman

Today, the NWF Campus Ecology program announces the addition of 112 case studies to our searchable online case study database. This database, which currently holds nearly 800 case studies, has been a valuable resource to campus communities for 23 years, […] Read more >

Greenforce Initiative Grant helps St. Clair County Community College show off Living Labs concept

11/20/2012 // By Guest Author

This blog is written by St. Clair County Community College St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron, Mich., uses its green campus to teach students about sustainability and green issues. Thanks to a $3,000 Greenforce Initiative Innovation Mini Grant, […] Read more >

Chasing Ice: Climate Change We Can See

11/9/2012 // By Sara Gassman

When you hear the term “climate change,” what image comes to mind? Smokestacks? Bumper-to-bumper traffic on six-lane highways? Wilting crops and flooded streets? If James Balog has anything to do with it, soon enough we will all think of glaciers…glaciers […] Read more >

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Helping Students Cope with Hurricane Sandy

11/7/2012 // By Jennifer Hammonds

Superstorm Sandy, the clash of the first Nor’easter of the winter season and Hurricane Sandy, a final tropical storm of the hurricane season, wrecked havoc along the east coast, especially the northeastern states. As adults in communities, governments, and civic and […] Read more >

How are community colleges advancing greener careers and campuses?

11/7/2012 // By Kristy Jones

The Greenforce Initiative, a partnership of National Wildlife Federation and Jobs for the Future, hosted a virtual summit last Friday, November 2 – Advancing Greener Careers and Campuses. The summit hosted several sessions including an employer panel with John Bradburn from […] Read more >

NWF's Jeremy Symons helps students at the University of Mary Washington connect the dots between Sandy, Dirty Energy and their Future.

Students Connecting the Dots: Sandy, Energy and the Future

11/2/2012 // By Julian Keniry

Speaking yesterday to two classes of students and members of the President’s Council on Sustainability at University of Mary Washington, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Jeremy Symons, NWF’s Senior Vice President for Conservation and Education, discussed with students some of the links […] Read more >