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Students and Other Clean Energy Advocates Mobilizing Against Setbacks

11/3/2011 // By Julian Keniry

Two weekends ago, over 400 people gathered in Cleveland for one of several regional Power Shift meetings all across the country where the culminating event was a rally focused on stopping a Keystone XL pipeline project that would move tarsands oil through …


U.S. Green Ribbon Schools Award gets the Green Light!

9/29/2011 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

  Today is a fantastic day for the environmental education movement!   The U.S. Department of Education alongside the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency launched the U.S. Green Ribbon Schools Award.  This program will recognize and award …

What does your campus and community do when your natural gas pipeline is severed?

9/28/2011 // By Juliana Goodlaw-Morris

  This past weekend, September 23-24th, almost 200 students, staff, and faculty were faced with this issue while at the University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) for the UMACS conference.  The main natural gas pipeline between Benson, MN and Morris, MN (approximately …

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Going to the Mattresses with the Texas Drought

9/6/2011 // By Jennifer Hammonds

After almost 70 days of 100 degree temperatures in North Texas (we still have a chance throughout September to reach those high marks yet again) it’s time for me and the family to go to the mattresses!  Texas drought you better …

Eco-Schools USA Case Study: Student Reflections on the Plastics Are Forever Youth Summit

8/1/2011 // By Kate Hofmann

  In March, 2011, Paige Dedrick, Caroline Finn and Donata Lorenzo, students at Nichols School, an Eco-School in Buffalo, New York, participated in the Plastics Are Forever International Youth Summit in Long Beach, California. The symposium, sponsored by the Algalita …


New Framework to Guide K-12 Science Education Calls for Shift in the Way Science is Taught in U.S.

7/28/2011 // By Jennifer Hammonds

The new Framework for K-12 Science Standards recently introduced by Dr. Helen Quinn, theoretical physicist at Stanford University and Chair woman for the National Research Council, was not only highly anticipated, but a breath of fresh air. Written 15 years …

A Student-Led Recycling Initiative

7/25/2011 // By Jennifer Murck

Recently I had the opportunity to meet Paige Dedrick, a student at Nichols School in Buffalo, New York.  She introduced me to the Plasti-Gone Initiative, a student led project she founded with several of her classmates which aims at encouraging schools and business across the …

Eco-Schools USA Eco-Code Excellence Challenge

6/13/2011 // By Jennifer Murck

Step seven of the Eco-Schools USA program asks schools to create their own Eco-Code. This code is a mission statement for the school that demonstrates, in a clear and imaginative way, the school’s commitment to improving its environmental performance. Recently …


Eco-Schools USA Case Study: Students Take the Lead at Lothrop

6/10/2011 // By Kate Hofmann

“My hands should never touch the recycling bins,” says Pamela Galus, the science specialist at Lothrop Science and Technology Magnet School in Omaha, Nebraska. At this bronze-level Eco-School, Galus strives to make sure students take the lead in every aspect …

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Thousands Attend Green Schools Summit

6/9/2011 // By Kim Martinez

Thousands of Maryland students attended the “Green Schools Summit” at Sandy Point State Park on Friday. Students, teachers, and parents enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day on the water as they investigated over 50 learning stations, environmental campaign workshops, and a …