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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, …

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, …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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Stand With Michigan on Prop 3, The Most Important Clean Energy Vote of the Year

11/1/2012 // By Guest Author

This is a guest post by Whit Jones, Campaign Director for Energy Action Coalition There’s one vote on climate and clean energy this election that’s pretty clear and simple: Michigan’s renewable energy ballot initiative, Proposition 3. And right now, it …

Climate Literacy in a Time of Climate Silence

10/31/2012 // By Sara Gassman

On October 23, 2012, experts, officials and aficionados on all things education and all things climate attended a Climate Literacy Forum in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the National Center for Science Education, the Alliance for Climate Education and the National …

What’s Your Purpose? Billy Parish asks Students at the Annual AASHE Student Summit

10/26/2012 // By Juliana Goodlaw-Morris

On October 14, almost 500 students gathered at the Los Angeles Convention center for the student summit at the AASHE annual campus sustainability conference.  This was the sixth year NWF Campus Ecology helped to organize the student summit. In my opinion …

Michigan State MSSC students educating their peers about clean energy and Prop 3

MI Student Groups Endorse 25% Renewable Energy Standard Ballot Proposal

10/26/2012 // By Liz Starke

On November 6, Michigan voters will have the chance to secure more clean energy for our state by voting for Prop 3. This ballot proposal is a unique opportunity for Michigan citizens to increase our state’s renewable energy standard to 25% by the …