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American People to Washington, DC: “We Just Want to Get Outdoors”

9/28/2011 // By Bentley Johnson

How do you get kids, hunters, veterans, ranchers, rock-climbers, archaeologists, birdwatchers, urban planners, business leaders, health advocates and more to fly to DC and go to the same reception?  Besides good food and cold drinks? By celebrating America’s great outdoors of […] Read more >

Creating Change Together: the 5th Annual UMACS Conference

9/26/2011 // By Courtney Cochran

This past weekend, the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability, UMACS, held its 5th Annual regional conference, Creating Change Together. The event brought together 180 students, faculty and staff from two dozen campuses in three states: Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa with […] Read more >

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Obama Delaying Action on Carbon Pollution: Quite Damaging

9/21/2011 // By Joe Mendelson

Power plants are the nation’s single largest source of climate change causing air pollution pumping roughly 2.4B tons of carbon dioxide into the air each year.  Setting standards to limit this air pollution are critically needed to tackle the climate […] Read more >

Take Action on Tar Sands Today! Write a Letter to the Editor

9/9/2011 // By Alex Costakis

Since the Tar Sands Action in DC ending last weekend, many have wondered what they can do in their hometowns to continue the fight to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. Lead organizers of the Tar Sands Actions demonstration have indicated […] Read more >

Michigan Students Arrested in protest of Keystone XL Pipeline

9/8/2011 // By Alex Costakis

After a weekend break out of respect for the state of emergency declared due to hurricane Irene, The Tar Sands Action demonstration in Washington D.C. resumed its normal schedule Monday 8/29where three dedicated Michigan students, Chloe Gleichman, Anna  Grabowski, and Chris Corrigan […] Read more >

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Never Too Young to Make a Difference

8/19/2011 // By Kim Martinez

  Annapolis Recreation and Parks and National Wildlife Federation’s Chesapeake Mid-Atlantic Regional Centercollaborated on a restoration project at Truxtun Park on Aug. 16, spreading woodchips along two heavily used trails, cleaning up trash along the water trail, and placing grass […] Read more >

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Bird of the Week: American Goldfinch

7/29/2011 // By Laura Tangley

A few years ago, the editors of National Wildlife magazine asked readers to vote for which North American bird species they’d most like to see. In the emails and letters that followed, the number one choice, by far, was the […] Read more >

A Student-Led Recycling Initiative

7/25/2011 // By Jennifer Murck

Recently I had the opportunity to meet Paige Dedrick, a student at Nichols School in Buffalo, New York.  She introduced me to the Plasti-Gone Initiative, a student led project she founded with several of her classmates which aims at encouraging schools and business across the […] Read more >

Climate Capsule: Pipelines, Plug-ins, & Public Comments on Pollution

7/19/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: NWF Reminds House, Pipelines Dangerous Quote: Bill McKibben Economic Story of the Week: Plug it In Editorial of the Week: The Risks of the Keystone XL Pipeline Shelter from the Storms Coalition Drops […] Read more >

Voices of NWF’s Young Leaders Assembly: From Community Roundtable to a Meeting with President Obama by Ian Johnson

6/16/2011 // By NWF

Guest post by: Ian Johnson Community-level sustainability discussion leads to White House meeting with President Obama Recently my community involvement around sustainability principles snowballed into an involvement and experience far greater than I could have imagined.  While in DC as […] Read more >