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A bobcat on the prowl at Fort Ord National Monument (Flickr: Conservation Lands Foundation)

A Monumental Announcement for Fort Ord Wildlife

5/1/2012 // By Jenny Kordick

President Obama recently named Fort Ord America’s newest National Monument–an area encompassing nearly 15,000 acres of prime wildlife habitat in Monterey County, California.  A National Monument is a protected area that has significant natural, cultural, and scientific value and is […] Read more >

True, this cover DOES feature ducks...but not wildlfie. SI covers featuring the outdoors have almost disappeared since the 1950s. (flickr | Sports Illustrated)

Hey, Sports Illustrated: Why Doesn’t the Outdoors Count as ‘Sports’ Anymore? (Updated)

4/26/2012 // By Max Greenberg

Earlier this week, Sports Illustrated ‘photo vault’ archivist Andy Gray came across a curious cover from SI’s past: This week’s SI cover is out and it features … Seals in the Pacific. Oh wait, that was Feb. 1958. My bad. […] Read more >

Environmental Education = Fun

4/25/2012 // By Jennifer Murck

Today I’ve decided to highlight a couple of cool things that schools across the country are doing to make the process of greening their schools FUN. Hopefully this list will provide some inspiration to you. Students at Acton-Boxborough High School […] Read more >

Linking Campus Sustainability to Hands-On Learning at Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference

4/19/2012 // By Courtney Cochran

This week marked the 7th Annual Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference hosted by the University of Maryland. The Conference brought together directors and staff from sustainability, facilities, health & safety, campus planning and business offices, as well as business partners […] Read more >

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Green Education Funding Remains in Limbo after White House Summit on Environmental Education

4/17/2012 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

  Today I attended the first ever White House Summit on environmental education.  There were speakers ranging from Richard Louv to NASCAR.  The Presidential Environmental Youth Awardees were inspiring.  And it was wonderful to hear Education Secretary Arne Duncan express […] 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 >

Native plants are fantastic at attracting songbirds and pollinators. (Photo donated by Jacqueline Tiles)

Slacker’s Guide to Gardening for Wildlife

4/1/2012 // By Anne Senft

Even lazy gardeners can help wildlife in their neighborhood by following these five simple guidelines. Read more >

Secretaries Duncan and Salazar Team Up for Outdoor STEM Education on Public Lands

3/27/2012 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

Earlier this month I had the honor of participating in the White House Conference on Conservation, where leaders from all 50 states convened for an update on and discussion about the Obama Administration’s America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) initiative. AGO is an […] Read more >

NWF Report: Global Warming Will Mean Mental Shock And Adversity For Nearly 200 Million Americans

3/24/2012 // By Kevin Coyle

In the past few weeks, an unprecedented wave of seasonally early tornadoes spread devastation across a dozen U.S. states. Media coverage and interviews around this leveling of towns, businesses and homes focused mostly on the immense physical damage and a […] Read more >

Photo: Tsung Yao (T.Y.) Huang

Nature’s “Mirror Mirror”: 13 Spectacular Photos with Water Reflection

3/24/2012 // By Anne Senft

Enjoy these photos that use water reflection to make them extra special. Read more >