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Earth Day, Puglet Style

4/23/2012 // By Amanda Stone

We hope you were able to get outside and celebrate Earth Day in your own outdoor way! Now that you’re back at your desk and wondering how you can celebrate and protect the Earth every day, watch this informative video (a.k.a. […] Read more >

Keep pace with the pronghorn to save gas. Running at speeds close to 60mph, pronghorns are the fastest land animal in North America. (Photo donated by Helena Reynolds)

Slacker’s Guide to Saving Gas

4/14/2012 // By Anne Senft

It’s easy to save gas with these money and planet-saving tips. Read more >

If You’re in Washington DC, You’ve Got to Check Out “From Me to We”

4/10/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

Book Talk and Signing for Bob Doppelt’s Newest Book NWF is pleased to be a co-sponsor of the launch of Bob Doppelt’s new book, From Me to We. Doppelt, a systems change expert, offers a simple yet compelling five-part framework […] Read more >

Photo credit: Kevin Coles_Flickr

Little Things Can Make a BIG Impression

4/5/2012 // By Lindsay Legendre

I didn’t grow up gardening a lot, my parents never really talked to me about global warming, and I don’t regularly hike or mountain climb. Regardless, I have developed an overwhelming love and connection to the great outdoors. There are […] Read more >

Electric cars: It’s time to put our foot down …on the accelerator

3/28/2012 // By Zoe Lipman

We’re well into the political “silly season” so perhaps it’s not so surprising that we’re seeing a rash of EV naysaying in the press.  But it’s particularly crazy now,  when cities, consumers, automakers, energy and appliance companies are steaming ahead […] Read more >

Moving People out of Floodplains to Protect Them and Wildlife

3/22/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

Rising Water At first the rains come as a light drizzle, tapping out a soothing melody on rooftops and windowpanes. Soon the tempo quickens to a loud drum beat of impending danger. As the rain falls harder and harder the […] Read more >

$1.00 a gallon … when you fill up at the plug

3/12/2012 // By Zoe Lipman

Last week the new Ford Focus Electric received its official fuel economy rating from EPA…105 miles per gallon equivalent!  At 110 MPGe city and 99 MPGe highway, that makes it the most fuel efficient 5-passenger car on the road (the […] Read more >

Homemade labels: old corks, Q-tips and paper. Make a slit in the cork on one side. Punch a whole in cork on the other side. Cut one end of the Q-tip off; put into hole. Tape paper onto Q-tip like a flag & write name on paper.

Take a “LEAP!” How to Build an Urban Garden—No Experience Necessary

2/29/2012 // By Megan Blevins

A Wildlife-Friendly DMV Garden Edition and Contest (see very bottom for details) Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation. I will share with you the wildlife […] Read more >

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Real ‘White House’ Wives: First Ladies Put Planet First

2/19/2012 // By Megan Miraglia

While the “Real Housewives of DC” occupy their days with dry cleaning, diamonds, and drinking, our nation’s First Ladies have more significant items on their daily to-do lists. On the day that honors our nation’s first men, let’s acknowledge a […] Read more >

By using reusable bags such as this one we can reduce the amount of single use plastic and paper bags. Photo by: Bryn Fluharty

The End of the Plastic Bag in Seattle

1/5/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

The Seattle City Council recently voted unanimously to implement a ban on plastic bags in the City of Seattle due to the environmental harm that plastic bags can have and their negative impact on wildlife. Aquatic animals such as fish, […] Read more >