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Weekly News Roundup – June 7, 2013

6/7/2013 // By Mary Price

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Ranger Rick’s Tree House App Takes Home the Gold June 7-National Wildlife Federation is pleased to announce that its Ranger …


A Fight for Real Food – Food Revolution Day

5/16/2013 // By Guest Author

The second annual Food Revolution Day on May 17 is fast approaching but there are still plenty of ways to get involved! Learning how to cook is one of the most valuable skills you can ever obtain.  These skills were …

Young Reporters Program Announces 2013 Winners

5/3/2013 // By Kate Hofmann

National Wildlife Federation’s Young Reporters for the Environment USA program is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural environmental journalism competition. The Young Reporters program invites students to investigate an environmental issue in their community and report on it …

1-2-3-4, Who’re We Gonna Cheer For? Eco-Schools!

5/1/2013 // By Judith Kohler

“Way to go Cougars!” a student at Copper Mesa Elementary in Highlands Ranch exclaimed as the gym full of students cheered. The occasion was a kind of pep assembly at the Denver-area school, but it was unlike any pep assembly …

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 …


Green STEM: An Educational Collision of Epic Proportion

4/17/2013 // By Jennifer Hammonds

  Our climate is changing at an alarming rate, and as a nation our young people are not prepared to provide the solutions necessary to mitigate and safeguard our world’s biodiversity, growing population, agricultural and transit systems and more.  In …

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 …

Eco-Schools Mentor Visits from Wales

4/3/2013 // By Laura Hickey

The NWF Eco-Schools USA team was thrilled to host Lesley Jones, our Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) mentor, last month.  Lesley is the Chief Executive Officer for Keep Wales Tidy which operates the Wales Eco-Schools program.  We asked Lesley to …

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How One Parent Made Biking a Priority for Fairfax County Public Schools

3/29/2013 // By Jennifer Murck

When Jeff Anderson requested bike racks at his children’s school in the fall of 2008, he had no idea this simple request would lead to him playing a key role in supporting the Safe Routes to Schools initiative in Fairfax …