Kristy Jones’s Archive

National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Fellows tour NewPage Recycle Mill

NWF’s Eco-Schools and Campus Ecology programs, in partnership with NewPage Corporation, and with support from McGraw-Hill, are working together on a textbook recycling initiative. The goal? To learn more about … Read more

Southern Virginia prepares to build biomass power plant

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) is preparing to build a biomass plant in South Boston, Virginia, using the wood waste left over from the local logging companies. NOVEC is a … Read more

Our Changing Oceans – Impacts of Global Warming

The National Council for Science and the Environment hosted their 11th annual national conference this week, Our Changing Oceans. The three day conference focused on how the ocean environment will … Read more

“Green” at the Virginia Community College Hire Education Conference

The Virginia Community College System’s Hire Education Conference, Dec 8-10, provided the college community the opportunity to share best practices in workforce development in many industries, including renewable energy, energy … Read more

Virginia Community Colleges host Hire Education Conference

The Hire Education conference for the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) focussed on bringing together workforce development staff from a majority of Virginia’s 23 community colleges to network and share best practices. Read more

Going Green in the Valley with Blue Ridge Community College

Blue Ridge Community College hosted the “Going Green in the Valley” symposium on September 22 at their Plecker Workforce Center featuring speakers on sustainable agriculture, alternative energy, and green construction and … Read more

The Ohio State University’s First Zero-Waste Event

Campuses across the United States are finding unique and innovative ways to become more sustainable. Many schools are looking at ways to green in the most original ways, including zero-waste graduation … Read more

Jobs for the Future, National Wildlife Federation launch The Greenforce Initiative

The Greenforce InitiativeTM, a partnership of Jobs for the Future and National Wildlife Federation, launches in six regions of the U.S. – Illinois (Chicagoland), Michigan, North Carolina, Texas (San Antonio … Read more

White House hosts first ever community college summit

Scheduled for October 5, 2010, the White House will host the first ever summit on community colleges, addressing their critical role as part of America’s economic vision for the future – … Read more

Oregon State University researching wave energy opportunities

The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNWREC), established in 2008, is a DOE-funded partnership between Oregon State University and the University of Washington. Oregon State University is focusing on wave energy research … Read more