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Going Underground on Campus: Creates Jobs, Saves Money and Reduces Carbon Footprint

3/20/2011 // By Julian Keniry

When a campus such as Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana determines to reduce coal use by 30,000 tons, save $2 million, and cut carbon pollution by 50% each year, it is news.  Multiply that effort by 160 campuses in 42 states, and […] Read more >

Economic Progress Commands Commitment to Environmental Education, Green Jobs Training

1/26/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

In last night’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama pledged to fuel our economic recovery through clean energy investments, but if we do not integrate education with the environment, will cannot be competitive in the global clean energy economy. Read more >

The Five Reasons Parents Should be Demanding a Greener Education for Their Children

1/8/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

Environmental education in its many forms — nature lessons, energy awareness, water conservation, recycling, field trips and community service projects — has been popular over many years in the U.S.  But, in 90% of U.S. schools, it has failed to […] Read more >

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Eco-Schools USA 2011 Acrostic

12/28/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

Happy New Year from the Eco-Schools USA team! Read more >

Sustainability Student Success Story: ThinkGreenLiveClean.com

12/22/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

In 2007, college student Wyatt Taubman created the slogan “Think Green, Live Clean” while brainstorming ways to communicate sustainability to his peers. Hear how his experiences shaped this process and tips for creating change. Read more >

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Virginia Eco-School Creatively Celebrates the Holidays

12/22/2010 // By Kate Hofmann

A Virginia elementary school in the Eco-Schools USA program creatively celebrates the holiday season. Read more >

120,000 College Students Spent November Competing to Reduce Energy Use

12/17/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

This November, NWF co-sponsored (with the Alliance to Save Energy) the first national Lucid Design Group contest, the “Campus Conservation Nationals,” among 40 U.S. campuses to reduce (in real time) energy usage in their residence halls. Full information about the contest can be found at competetoreduce.org. Read more >

Blue Pages, Green Flowers: Symbolism Behind the Eco-Schools Logo

12/14/2010 // By Jennifer Murck

Eco-Schools USA held its first-ever teacher training workshop last week. One question from a participant stood out to me: “What is the symbolism behind the Eco-Schools logo?” It was a great question, and one we were not prepared for. After some digging, we found our answers. Read more >

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Eco-Schools USA: Free Tools for Climate and Energy Literacy

12/14/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

Last week, the importance of climate change education was formally recognized at the close of the Cancun climate talks. Parties at Friday’s final plenary session ratified Article 6 of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.  A huge international victory, Article 6 […] Read more >

Eco-Schools USA Hosts Workshop for Teachers at Seattle Zoo

12/10/2010 // By Jennifer Murck

This week, Eco-Schools USA held its first-ever teacher training workshop in Seattle. The event, sponsored by Amgen and held at the Woodland Park Zoo, was attended by 14 K-12 educators. Read more >