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Initiating Sustainability through the Production of Biodiesel Fuels

3/8/2013 // By Eriqah Foreman-Williams

In the not too distant future, Piedmont Community College’s (PCC) lawn mowers and yard equipment could be powered by biodiesel fuels produced from cooking oils used in the College’s snack bar. PCC is taking the lead in promoting sustainability and […] Read more >

Cattle ranchers from the Sao Marcelo Ranch in Brazil. Photo credit: Pisco del Gaiso

Gucci Goes Green at Paris Fashion Week

3/5/2013 // By NWF

This post was written by Nathalie Walker, Manager of National Wildlife Federation’s Tropical Agriculture, Forests and Climate Project For decades, fashion designers have looked to wildlife and the natural world for inspiration. Today, however, they’re taking it one step further at Paris […] Read more >

Academy of Global Citizenship Receives Green Flag Award

Green Flags Fly in Illinois Schools

2/19/2013 // By Liz Soper

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep It was an unusually warm day in the greater Chicago region as I drove north towards Waukegan, IL in January. The temperature gauge in the car read 46 and it was only 7:30 in […] Read more >

Lest we forget floods, another potential result from changing weather patterns due to climate change.  Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service

Drought, Fire and Freeze: Lawmakers Consider Impacts of Extreme Weather on Agriculture

2/15/2013 // By Lara Bryant

The votes are in and the winner for Most Arresting Title for a Senate Committee Hearing goes to the Agriculture Committee for yesterday’s hearing, “Drought, Fire and Freeze: The Economics of Disasters for America’s Agricultural Producers.” But seriously folks, I […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – February 15, 2013

2/15/2013 // By Mary Price

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF hails reintroduction of legislation conserving Colorado’s San Juan Mountains February 15-Colorado Sen. Mark Udall’s reintroduction of a bill […] Read more >

A student at St Clair County Community College scans a QR code with her smartphone to learn more about a campus green feature. Image credit St Clair County Community College.

The Future of Campus Sustainability

1/31/2013 // By Sara Gassman

On the afternoon of Tuesday, January 29, as part of the Johnson County Community College Center for Sustainability webinar series, Dr. Jay Antle, Executive Director, and Dave Newport, Director of Colorado University-Boulder Environmental Center, held a riveting conversation on the […] Read more >

Pine Middle School Teaches Life Skills and Environmental Stewardship in the Garden

1/28/2013 // By Liz Soper

On any given day at Edward Pine Middle Schoolin Reno, Nevada, you can find students out in the school garden: building raised bed boxes, weeding, filling them with compost or selling produce they grew to neighbors in their community. Mike […] Read more >

Students from St. Ignatius cleaning a green space _______. NWF photo by ____.

It’s an Urban Jungle Out There – Growing Sustainable Schools in New York City

1/25/2013 // By Emily Fano

Last October, I started my dream job as New York City Outreach Manager for Eco-Schools USA. Every day, I get to wake up and help teachers and parents find ways to make their schools more sustainable by reducing waste, saving […] Read more >

The Berlin Wall Exhibit at the Newseum.

What’s Happening at the Green Ball: Navigating Your Way around the Newseum

1/19/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Shelley Cohen Are you one of the lucky 2013 Green Inaugural Ball ticket holders? Here is an insider’s guide to some of the eclectic, quirky and truly imaginative things going on at the Green Ball: Green Wish […] Read more >

Spicy Tuna Tartare in a Sesame Miso Cone, one of the delectable dishes in store for guests at the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball.

Gourmet Dining at the Green Inaugural Ball

1/18/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Shelley Cohen One of the most frequently asked questions about the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball is, “Do I have to eat before the Ball?” Well there is an easy response: “Come hungry!”  The evening will feature epicurean […] Read more >