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U.S. Colleges and Universities Are Making a Positive Impact on Climate through Waste Minimization Efforts

Today over 1,100 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada have participated in the Campus Race to Zero Waste program. Campus Race to Zero Waste has diverted close to …

Campus Race to Zero Waste 2021 Final Results: Colleges and Universities keep 230 million plastic containers out of the landfill

Despite the challenging 2020-2021 academic year, more than 200 U.S. colleges and universities reduced their waste footprint through minimization efforts, reuse, donation, and recycling.  During the 2021 Campus Race to …

Fifth Annual NWF EcoCareers Conference: More Speakers, More Sessions, More Opportunities

The National Wildlife Federation hosted its fifth annual virtual EcoCareers Conference on April 7–8, 2021 to help high school and college students, as well as early-career professionals, plan and prepare …

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Campus Quiz: Plastic Pollution

In the past 30 years, the entire world has shifted to single-use plastics for eating, drinking, and packaging merchandise that go straight into the waste stream, on to landfills, and …

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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 …

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QUIZ: Ocean Plastic Pollution

Roland Geyer, an associate professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, led the first-ever global analysis of plastic production, finding that “between 2002 and 2015 we made the exact …

Colleges and Universities Stop 380 Million Plastic Bottles From Going to the Landfill

Close to 300 U.S. and Canadian campuses recycled, donated, and composted 48.6 million pounds of waste and cut out more than 380 million plastic bottles from the waste stream during …

The 15th Annual International Endangered Species Day is May 15 – How Are You Planning to Celebrate?

Endangered Species Day is a day to learn about and take action for the threatened and endangered species in your community, state, and around the world.  This year, you may …

6 Easy Ways to Watch Your Waste at Home

Shocking news was shared about the health of the world’s wildlife populations in a 2019 report released by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)1 — 1 …

Happy Earth Month: How College Students Can Celebrate At Home

This April marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22. How are you going to celebrate? Need ideas of how you can enjoy it safely at-home and online? …

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