Seeing Stars, Saving Energy

NWF August 25, 2009 In 1992, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency introduced ENERGY STAR as a voluntary labeling program that identifies and promotes energy-efficient products in order to reduce greenhouse … Read more

Let the Light In: Sunlight, That Is

NWF August 25, 2009 Lights are being switched off in the Automotive Training Center at Manchester Community College (MCC) in Manchester, NH. But students won’t be tinkering on vehicles in … Read more

Green Jerseys: Sustainability on the Field

NWF August 25, 2009 Tailgates and barbecues hardly seem conducive to a green revolution, but college football games may be one of the next big fronts in campus greening initiatives. … Read more

Psychology and Social Science Inform Climate Campaigns

NWF August 11, 2009 Schools are tapping into the power of the mind when it comes to environmental campaigns. By integrating social science theories into their messaging and tactics, such … Read more

Putting Vending Machine Energy Consumption on Ice

NWF August 11, 2009 The energy cost of a cold drink has gone down on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) campus (Wisconsin). The installation of Vending Misers on all … Read more

Five Questions: How to Build a Network of Local Farms

July 28, 2009 Laura Hall owns and operates the Refectory, a cafĂ© housed in the divinity school at Duke University which serves local and sustainable food. We asked Laura how … Read more

Schools Go High Tech to Increase Transit Ridership

NWF July 28, 2009 How often have you run to the bus stop, missed the bus by only a few seconds, and had to wait 20 minutes for the next … Read more

Students and Retirees Bond Over Weevils and Weeds

By NWF July 28, 2009 The Kendal-Crosslands retirement community (KCC) in Pennsylvania is host to more than book clubs and bridge groups. Residents can often find students from nearby University … Read more

Town & Country: A Tale of Two Cultures

By NWF July 28, 2009 “Andy Dunham’s lettuce looks like a bouquet of flowers, and his farm is a five minute walk from campus. Who can beat that?” asks Grinnell … Read more

Cutting the Commute to Reduce Emissions

Weekly hooky has become a regular occurrence for library staff on the Georgetown University campus. Of course, they have the permission of their supervisors. That’s because their absence is part … Read more