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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 >

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Fighting Money with Money: Campuses Divest from Fossil Fuels

10/10/2012 // By Sara Gassman

Hey, did you know? There’s an election coming up! Right, right, you knew. Kind of hard to miss that one. But here are a few more things you maybe didn’t know, that haven’t necessarily been advertised every 30 seconds in […] Read more >

Green Roof on PS 41 in New York

Green Roof Inspires New York School: Video

10/9/2012 // By Carla Brown

I grew up watching movies set in New York City, so I have many pre-conceived images of life there. A peaceful garden on top of a school was not one of those images. PS 41 is this magical school with the […] Read more >

Motorola Solutions Foundation Support Grows STEM Learning and Gardens

9/12/2012 // By Jennifer Murck

Written by Julie Gustafson, Senior Education Manager, NWF In the summer of 2011, NWF supported by the Motorola Solutions Foundation began a journey in education with our partners, Earth Force and Earth Partnership for Schools and the school communities they […] Read more >

Eco-Schools USA Case Study: Ben Franklin Elementary School

8/17/2012 // By Jennifer Murck

Ben Franklin Elementary School’s EPA Program teaches Civics and Government through an Environmental Lens At Ben Franklin Elementary School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, students are learning how to be leaders, engaged community members and true stewards of the environment. Last year the […] Read more >

In June, NWF's Curtis Fisher and Liz Soper awarded New York’s first green flag, Eco-Schools’ highest award level, to Sleepy Hollow Middle School in Westchester County.

A Dose of Inspiration: Eco-Schools Are Springing Up Across the Northeast

7/6/2012 // By Curtis Fisher

I got a great dose of inspiration recently when I attended an amazing event at Sleepy Hollow Middle School in New York. One of the schools Green Team really made the day memorable, when she told me that I was […] Read more >

First Green Flag School West of the Mississipi River

7/3/2012 // By Jennifer Murck

On Friday, June 22, Courtney Sullivan (NWF Education Manager, Pacific Region) and I traveled to Bothell, WA to award the NWF Eco-Schools USA Green Flag to Skyview Junior High School. Skyview is the seventh school in the country, and first […] Read more >

Aluminum can and juice pouch recycling box, Armstrong Elementary

Creating a Recycling Program at Your School

7/3/2012 // By Carla Brown

Grade three classes set up a recycling program at their school and register as an Eco-School. Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – June 29, 2012

6/29/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Transportation Package Delivers Progress for Wildlife, Taxpayers June 28 – Congressional negotiators have reached a deal on a wide-reaching […] Read more >