May, 2012

Children and Nature: What We Know, What We Are Learning & What We Need To Do

My colleagues and I here at Texas A&M University, along with researchers at the University of Tennessee and the National Forest Service, have been collaborating over the last few years to develop and conduct studies to increase our understanding of that relationship.

You have the force…

Within you to reduce your energy usage!  UNC Asheville made a flashy video starring Flash, Energy Commander to encourage students to conserve energy during Campus Conservation Nationals.  UNC Asheville had …

What Is a Native Plant?

What is a native plant? That may sound like an easy question but it isn’t. There are almost as many different definitions as people you ask. Our environment is an extremely elaborate system, with endless inner connections between its parts and that makes it impossible to speak in generalizations. Definitions will always vary depending on the way people or groups of people want to interact with nature.

Rappahannock Community College Hosts Green Vendor Fair in Gloucester, VA

At the end of April, Rappahannock Community College in Virginia hosted a green vendor fair, in partnership, with the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce. More than 15 green vendors attended …

Green heron by East Wind, Flickr.com

Photo of the Day: Green Heron

Green heron Photo by Flickr member: East Wind   Your Photo Could Be Here Would you like one of your nature photos to be Photo of the Day? Submit images …

White House Launches Youth Sustainability Challenge

This week, I had the pleasure of attending the launch of the Youth Sustainability Challenge at the White House. The Challenge opened on May 2 and closes on June 1, 2012, …

Take Action: All Kids Need Access to Safe Green Spaces!

When I was an elementary school teacher, I wanted to provide my students with experiences and opportunities that many of them wouldn’t traditionally get outside of school— access to the outdoors being …

Eco-Schools USA’s Healthy Living Pathway to Get Students Outside and Active

Schools prepare students for the future, and a lifetime of good health is one of the most important legacies we can give to our children. Unfortunately, America’s youth are up …

Infographic: Keystone XL – Big Oil’s Poison Pill

More than two full years into the fight against Keystone XL, the stakes are as high as ever. Check out these quick hits for more info on what the dangerous pipeline means for people and wildlife.

Loggerhead sea turtle hatchling, Outer Banks, North Carolina

Photo of the Day: Start of a Journey

Your Photo Could Be Here Would you like one of your nature photos to be Photo of the Day? Submit images by sharing your photos with our Flickr group and …

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