July, 2009

Economic Message of the Week – White House Report: Green Jobs Booming

According to a report released Monday by President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors, jobs in the environmental sector are increasing at a faster rate than those in other sectors, and … Read more

House Members Lauded for Passing Energy Bill

Though the Senate is still moving ahead with clean energy legislation, advocacy groups haven't forgotten the contributions already made by lawmakers in the fight against global warming. In a series … Read more

G-8 Leaders Agree On Temperature Threshold

Leaders of the world’s foremost industrial nations agreed last week to take action to prevent temperatures from rising more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above the average levels of the era … Read more

NWF Flooding Report Making News

A report issued last week on the effects of global warming on storms and flooding is drawing attention in many at-risk areas. Among the communities taking special notice of the … Read more

NAACP Joins Fight for Clean Energy, Climate Action

Historic news out of New York today. For the first time in the organization’s 100-year history, the NAACP has approved a resolution addressing climate change legislation: “At its Centennial Convention, … Read more

Week One: Let’s Go Outside!

Jennifer Ward, author of Let’s Go Outside, tells us how to make a “toad castle.” Read more

Years–and years–of sustainability

A new article in Inside Higher Ed profiles a growing trend: hosting a themed "year of sustainability" on campus. The story notes, "with multiple campuses, including Davidson College, New Mexico … Read more

A Birthday Wish for NWF’s Resident Social Media Guru

A few of us at the National Wildlife Federation wanted to take a moment to give a shout out to our resident Social Media Outreach Coordinator, Danielle Brigida. If you … Read more

The Gaze of a Gray Whale

Fantastic article from this weekend’s New York Times magazine on the history of the relationship between whales and people. One of the many great stories: And then, within moments, the … Read more

Going Native: Rooting Campus Landscape Planning in Low-Energy Native Plants

Stroll through the University of Florida’s native tree walk, and you’ll get a firsthand education on what grows naturally in that state (access the virtual version by clicking on “sustainable … Read more