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Otter Swimming with Plastic Bottle

Pledge to Recycle and Keep Wildlife Safe

11/14/2014 // By Guest Author

America Recycles Day (November 15), is an opportunity to raise awareness of waste, educate on the right ways to recycle, inspire friends and family to follow our example and ensure the safety of wildlife in the process. Right now, only 34.5% of the […] Read more >

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What to do With Fallen Leaves

11/12/2014 // By David Mizejewski

You shouldn’t feel obligated to rake up every last leaf in your yard this fall.  Leave leaves on the ground — they have a lot of benefit to wildlife and your garden.  Below are some tips on how to minimize […] Read more >

Squirrel in a pumpkin by Katherine Flickinger.

How to Recycle Halloween Pumpkins for Wildlife

10/30/2014 // By Dani Tinker

One of my favorite parts of Halloween, is carving pumpkins. My evening walks through the neighborhood are even better with the bright orange pumpkins, highlighting the colors of autumn, and showing off creative designs. After the trick-or-treaters clear away, and Halloween is […] Read more >

Bristol Bay Waterways by The FishEyeGuy.

7 Videos Inspiring Clean Water Support

10/14/2014 // By Maggie Yancey

The Clean Water Act protects many of America’s most majestic waters and provides the opportunity for millions of Americans to fish, swim, hunt, play, and drink clean water. Over 42 years after the passage of the Clean Water Act, the […] Read more >

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Romance and “Reality” in Rural America

9/24/2014 // By Trisha White

Did you hear? Chris Soules, the heartthrob fan-favorite farmer from last season’s The Bachelorette will be next season’s Bachelor. Chris stole the hearts of the viewing audience with his family-first, country charm and a romantic hometown date complete with horseback ride […] Read more >

Students at Paterson Academy in NJ grow their own healthy snacks!

4 School Year Resolutions for Going Green

9/9/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Jessica Brown Back to school is the perfect time for making school year resolutions to go green. Habits developed in September can easily last throughout the year. By taking the time to discuss how our actions impact […] Read more >

Cleaning Up Campus Move Out

5/19/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Sapna Batish Are you interested in reducing waste during campus move-out from college dorms this spring? Your college or university may already have a program in place to help you do just that.  With names such as […] Read more >

Students Save 3 Million Pounds of CO2 and 476,000 Gallons of Water during National College Competition

5/5/2014 // By Courtney Cochran

This spring, more than 265,000 students at 109 colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada collectively saved over 2.2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity—equivalent to averting 3 million pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere and saving $196,000—through the Campus Conservation […] Read more >

University of Chicago's Bike Share Program
Photo Credit: Juliana Goodlaw-Morris

Get on your Bikes and Ride!

4/25/2014 // By Juliana Goodlaw-Morris

Hop on your bike and participate in Bike2Campus- part competition, part challenge. That is what 10 colleges and universities in Chicago are urging their campus community to do this Earth week. The 10 colleges and universities (listed below) are part of the Chicagoland Network for […] Read more >

Installing a raingarden in a Washington DC backyard. Credit: A. Frayer

Your Backyard: A Stormwater Sponge

3/28/2014 // By Kara Reeve

As urban areas have grown, we have altered nature, replacing it with sidewalks, parking lots, roads, and other man-made structures. Our development patterns have not only led to harmful levels of greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, causing the climate […] Read more >