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It’s an Urban Jungle Out There – Growing Sustainable Schools in New York City

1/25/2013 // By Emily Fano

Last October, I started my dream job as New York City Outreach Manager for Eco-Schools USA. Every day, I get to wake up and help teachers and parents find ways to make their schools more sustainable by reducing waste, saving […] Read more >

Chef Tom Blundell and Thurgood Marshall Academy junior Stewart Cook discuss squash in the Newseum kitchen, where preparations are underway for the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball.

Community in the Green Ball Kitchen

1/17/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Shelley Cohen When planning an event the scale of the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball, it is easy to lose sight of what is truly important and why all of these amazing green groups have come together to […] Read more >

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The Joy of the Season

12/18/2012 // By Laura Hickey

As the holiday season is upon us, it always prompts me to reflect on all of the things that I hold dear – family, friends, colleagues, and our schools and teachers.  In light of the incredibly senseless and horrific events at […] Read more >

Taco Presents a Wonderful Donation to NWF (from left, John Hazen's White's son, Curtis Fisher, Liz White from the White Foundation, Paul Beaudette, NWF Board Member and Kyle Adamonis, VP Human Resources, Taco and member of White Foundation Board (and NWF member)

Want to Connect Kids to Nature – Connect to Some Great Companies and NWF Members

12/17/2012 // By Curtis Fisher

With kids spending 7 hours a day watching TV, playing video games and other electronic distractions, it is critical that everyone joins the effort to get kids outside and connected nature. NWF is proud to have created a partnership with […] Read more >

Churchill Road Elementary School's Eco-Code

McLean, Virginia Eco-School Takes a Big Bite Out of Cafeteria Waste

12/7/2012 // By Guest Author

Churchill Road Elementary School holds a Green Flag award in NWF’s Eco-Schools USA program. One of the school’s major greening projects focuses on waste reduction, and they have implemented an exemplary program resulting in a 90% reduction in the trash […] Read more >

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Student Activist Stands Up Against Keystone XL

11/20/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

College Sophomore Mariah Urueta and 53 other students travelled all the way from Central Michigan University to Washington, D.C. last weekend to pressure President Obama to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. They spent over 20 hours traveling by bus—through the […] Read more >

Eco-Schools Win Books in our Power Families Giveaway!

11/14/2012 // By Jennifer Murck

What is your school doing to conserve energy? The Eco-Schools USA staff recently asked this question as part of a fun giveaway they hosted for participating elementary schools across the country. Winning schools won three books in The Power Families series by Susan Saville, […] 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 >

Changing the Way Our Children Eat at School

10/18/2012 // By Jennifer Hammonds

  According to the American Heart Association 1 in 3 American kids and teens is overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963.  With good reason, childhood obesity is now the No. 1 health concern among parents in the […] Read more >

My First Southeast Student Renewable Energy Conference

10/12/2012 // By Eriqah Foreman-Williams

Every year, students from across the Southeast wait with bated breath to find out the details of one of the most anticipated conferences in the region. The Southeast Student Renewable Energy Conference (SSREC) is an event organized by the Southern […] Read more >