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Want To Save Your Community Money? Plant Trees.

2/28/2011 // By Miles Grant

Economic times are tough. We’re all doing what we can to save money. Including trees. At The Wilson Quarterly, Jill Jonnes writes that while trees are beautiful, we shouldn’t just think of them as decoration. They’re vital and money-saving parts …

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In Pursuit of Passion

2/16/2011 // By Jaime Matyas

Valentine’s Day has always seemed odd to me.  Don’t get me wrong, I like chocolate. But I’ve never understood the need for outpouring of love on one designated day. Is the concept of love so fleeting that we need Hallmark to …

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Green Your Career Path at the 2011 Green Jobs Conference

1/19/2011 // By Megan Blevins

“Green,” is the new black—yes, I know you’ve heard it before–but it’s become increasingly true for more than just our basic lifestyle habits. From protecting our favorite wildlife critters, to fighting climate change, moving our overall economic infrastructure to be …

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 …

Winds of Change

1/6/2011 // By Jen Mihills

Will 2011 be the year offshore wind comes to Maryland?  With the start of a new legislative session, clean energy advocates across the state are working hard to make it happen – and you can help. On Wednesday, January 12 …

Top 12 State Policies for Greener Jobs and Workforce

11/22/2010 // By Julian Keniry

At the State Environmental Leadership Program annual conference in Nebraska last week, state leaders discussed ways to bridge beyond the stimulus and other federal funding for green development, and strategised methods of developing state policies that will foster such development.

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Kids Are Our Future–YES!

11/10/2010 // By Elizabeth Schleichert

As an editor of Ranger Rick, I am lucky enough to write about amazing kids month after month–kids who are doing awesome things to make the planet a better place. I profile these young people for the magazine’s news column …

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My Double Rainbow Halloween Costume

10/29/2010 // By Carla Brown

A few days ago I blogged about my recycled Halloween costumes from past years. And at the end, I said I would reveal my 2010 costume after the National Wildlife Federation’s Halloween party. Well, here it is! *drum roll* A …

Kayak Fishing Along the Gulf Coast

10/27/2010 // By Aislinn Maestas

More and more people are discovering a sporting life without dirty fossil fuel. On the coast of the Gulf, in the shadow of the drilling rigs, you can find sportsmen using paddle power to connect with nature and find the …

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My Green Halloween Costumes

10/26/2010 // By Carla Brown

Every year at National Wildlife Federation’s Headquarters office, we hold a Halloween party with prizes for costumes. I like making costumes from recycled materials because of the intellectual challenge and inexpensive supplies. A few years ago, they even made a …

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