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Otter Swimming with Plastic Bottle

Declare Your Independence From Plastic

7/3/2013 // By Dani Tinker

Last week my colleague Sara wrote a blog post introducing us to the idea of “Plastic Free July.” It inspired me to accept the challenge and declare my independence from single-use plastic this month. This includes plastic bags, straws, packaging and […] Read more >

David examines the bees from his hive

Beekeeping Offers a Connection with Nature

6/20/2013 // By David Ruckman

NWF’s lead online developer shares memories of his beekeeping hobby. Read more >

Soil Health, Risk Management, and Wildlife: Observed Benefits of Cover Crops and No Till

6/13/2013 // By Ryan Stockwell

Spring has finally sprung in central Wisconsin.  After a Mother’s Day dusting of snow temps have finally climbed to the seasonal average, but precipitation continues to inundate fields with moisture.  Planting is delayed across the region for corn and bean […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup- May 23, 2013

5/23/2013 // By Anne Goddard

  Bill to Force Keystone Approval a Giveaway to Oil Companies May 22- The U.S. House is set to vote this week on a bill by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) to shut down the review process and public comment, override […] Read more >

Many move-out programs rely on volunteers. Top: CCU volunteers with a few random finds from Campus Salvage (image courtesy Sustainability Initiative of CCU). Bottom: Skidmore College volunteers help with 7th annual Give+Go (image courtesy of Riley Neugebauer, Sustainable Skidmore

Campuses Aim for Zero-Waste Move Out

5/23/2013 // By Sara Gassman

College dorm rooms are really good places to accumulate stuff. Beyond textbooks and late-night snacks, students in dorm rooms tend to amass a funny collection of miniatures–refrigerators, rugs, coffee pots–and things that are more or less useless to young people […] Read more >

Less Water, More Wildlife — What’s Not to Love about Native Plants?

5/16/2013 // By Judith Kohler

Some gardeners want to cut their water and chemical use. Others want to attract more butterflies, birds and bees. Whatever the reason, Denver-area gardeners seem to be increasingly interested in indigenous flowers, grasses and shrubs. Every May for the past […] Read more >

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A Fight for Real Food – Food Revolution Day

5/16/2013 // By Guest Author

The second annual Food Revolution Day on May 17 is fast approaching but there are still plenty of ways to get involved! Learning how to cook is one of the most valuable skills you can ever obtain.  These skills were […] Read more >

Senate Farm Bill Protects Soil, Water, Wildlife

5/14/2013 // By Anne Goddard

“Basic soil and wetland protection requirements were extended to apply to crop insurance premium subsidies.”  The National Wildlife Federation commends Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member Thad Cochran (R-MS) for their leadership in crafting and moving […] Read more >

Celebrate CCN 2013 by watching the CCN video program! Click the image to watch on YouTube.

Announcing Campus Conservation Nationals Video Contest Winners!

5/1/2013 // By Sara Gassman

If you happened to spend time on a college campus between February 4 and April 26, 2013, you may have noticed that dorm buildings were darker than usual, and that students may have smelled a little bit more funky. In […] Read more >

1-2-3-4, Who’re We Gonna Cheer For? Eco-Schools!

5/1/2013 // By Judith Kohler

“Way to go Cougars!” a student at Copper Mesa Elementary in Highlands Ranch exclaimed as the gym full of students cheered. The occasion was a kind of pep assembly at the Denver-area school, but it was unlike any pep assembly […] Read more >