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Mariah Urueta

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 >

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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 >