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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 …

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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 …

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, …

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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 …

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 …

My First Southeast Student Renewable Energy Conference

10/12/2012 // By Eriqah Vincent

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …