Weekly News Roundup – May 18, 2012

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news:

NWF Honors Jack Johnson, Governor and Mrs. Martin O’Malley, and Nickelodeon

NWF Honors Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley with 2012 Connie Award

May 18 – The National Wildlife Federation celebrated the achievements of this year’s National Conservation Achievement Award winners at a ceremony this week in Washington, DC.  The theme for the May 17 event was “Rediscovering the Joys of Nature.” This year’s honorees are:

  • Jack Johnson for Communications;
  • Nickelodeon for Corporate Leadership;
  • Jim Fowler for Education;
  • Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for Government;
  • Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and First Lady Katie O’Malley for Legislative;
  • Senator Richard Shelby for Legislative;
  • The Timberland Company for International;
  • Alicia Celorio for Philanthropy;
  • Nimansha Jain for Science; and
  • Jack Spadaro for Special Achievement.

Maryland Schools to Go Green Under New Eco-Schools USA Partnership

May 14 – The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) and the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA program have formed a partnership that will benefit more than 400 schools throughout the state by offering joint resources to make schools and curricula greener, with the intention of growing that number further in the future.

The partnership will link the Maryland Green Schools Program and Eco-Schools USA to encourage schools to go through both awards processes: performing environmental audits; ‘greening’ school buildings and grounds; conserving natural resources; and integrating environmental education into curricula. This new collaboration offers the support and cumulative expertise of two highly regarded organizations with a unique focus on making schools green as well as their most important export—the next generation of American conservationists.

And here are highlights from NWF in the News:

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