September, 2020

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Campus Race to Zero Race 2020 Case Studies

Each year the Campus Race to Zero Waste (formerly RecycleMania) program calls for best practice case studies from campuses across the U.S. and Canada to showcase programs and strategies in …

waterfowl outside of city, students working on climate education projects.

NYC Students Learn How to Build a Climate Resilient Future

This year—2020—will rank among the hottest in recorded history. Floods, droughts, violent hurricanes and apocalyptic wildfires are ravaging communities and disproportionately threatening already vulnerable human and wildlife populations. Coastal areas …

Surrounded by the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, fruit orchards blanket the landscape of central Washington.

Lessons from a Leaf: The Wild World of Orchard Insects

It’s harvest time in central Washington. Daybreak in the pear orchards of the Wenatchee Valley is accompanied by the sound of ladders clanking, tractors roaring to life, and pickers singing …

In Search of Bipartisan Cooperation on Climate

It is heartbreaking to see the devastation taking place up and down the West Coast due to the historic wildfires. In a year full of challenge and loss, the fires …

plastic cup on the sand

QUIZ: Ocean Plastic Pollution

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Environmental Education Goes Virtual: Creating Meaningful Learning Opportunities at Home

Satellite image of Hurricane Laura at 2:50 a.m. CDT on August 27, 2020.

7 Ways Congress Could Help Safeguard Communities and Wildlife From…

Can Cities Capture Too Much Water?

Returning items to circulation has more than one meaning at the Central Library in Austin, Texas. In addition to holding thousands of books (and seeds!), this much-celebrated community project captures …

Charting a Path to an Environmental Justice Future in Western States

The West is a place of contrasts. Vast, wild open spaces situated next to densely populated cities, complemented by Native lands like the Navajo Nation and many more. These elements …

Natural Climate Solutions on Agricultural Lands

Fighting Climate Change on the Farm

There has been a lot of buzz lately about the idea of planting a trillion trees globally to fight climate change by drawing carbon dioxide out of the air. Reforestation …

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