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Students Across the Country Participate in Online Debate Actions

10/4/2012 // By Liz Starke

Last night, students from across the country (and some from outside too) gathered around their TV’s and keyboards to participate in the PowerVote live chat centered around the first presidential debate. Among these students were several representatives from Michigan—some at […] Read more >

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Attract These 4 Birds to Control Garden Pests

8/8/2012 // By Anne Senft

Find out how to attract birds to your backyard to keep bugs at bay. Read more >

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Voters Across the Political Spectrum Agree: Kids Need to Get Outdoors

7/23/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

While Congress hasn’t agreed on much these days, those who elected them sure have.  A national poll of voters from a wide variety of regions, backgrounds and political leanings has indicated that 82 percent of the electorate, conservatives, liberals and […] Read more >

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Climate Change Becoming A Broken Record

7/9/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Just today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its report on U.S. climate highlights for June.  The following are some key findings taken directly from the summary: The January-June period was the warmest first half of any year on record […] Read more >

Fireworks, Washington, DC, July 4, 2007. Credit: Flickr (Camera Slayer)

Talking Climate Change before the Fireworks

7/3/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

As we head out to visit family and friends this Fourth of July or welcome the gang into our own homes, chances are that the conversation is going to turn to extreme weather. From the wildfires raging across Colorado to […] Read more >

First Green Flag School West of the Mississipi River

7/3/2012 // By Jennifer Murck

On Friday, June 22, Courtney Sullivan (NWF Education Manager, Pacific Region) and I traveled to Bothell, WA to award the NWF Eco-Schools USA Green Flag to Skyview Junior High School. Skyview is the seventh school in the country, and first […] Read more >

Fayetteville, Arkansas Celebrates Certification as a Community Wildlife Habitat

6/29/2012 // By Roxanne Paul

The weather didn’t cooperate when Fayetteville, Arkansas celebrated their recent certification as the first National Wildlife Federation Certified Community Wildlife Habitat in the state of Arkansas, but area residents were unfazed. They said that the rain was badly needed and celebrants gathered […] Read more >

Green Revolving Loan Funds Come of Age on Campus

6/25/2012 // By Julian Keniry

The Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI) recently hosted a summit on financing the future of energy efficiency at Harvard University attended by approximately 150 higher education, business and non-profit leaders from all across the U.S. on May 15, 2012. Green Campus […] Read more >

Jenny Lake in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. The Western Governors' Association recently met and released a report featuring recommendations on connecting more kids with the outdoors. (flickr | Yellowstone Gate)

Western Governors Tell Kids To Connect with Nature (and NWF Agrees)

6/15/2012 // By Jim Adams

Earlier this week I attended the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) meeting, which focused on reconnecting youth and families with the outdoors. “The Govs” (like “The Avengers”), led by chair Governor Chris Gregoire, were unanimous in their push to get kids […] Read more >

what do cherry pie and carbon pollution have in common?

6/14/2012 // By Carol Oldham

Last night in Boston experts from the Environmental Protection Agency, Harvard, the Union of Concerned Scientists, CERES, and Massachusetts Interfaith Power and Light to talk about carbon pollution. The conclusion? We have to do something, and the EPA’s proposed carbon […] Read more >