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Two people in winter gear are outside in front of a truck and booth. The truck reads, "Flashes Fighting Hunger". One person hands a bag to the other.

Campuses Divert 105 Million Single-Use Plastics

Thirty colleges and universities have been recognized as winners for this year’s Campus Race to Zero Waste Competition, a program of the National Wildlife Federation and RecycleMania Inc. Three winners … Read more

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Want to Start a Compost Collective? Learn from Haki!

Compost, also referred to as black gold, is an earthfall blend of food scraps, leaves, mulch, and woodchips that combine to create a dark black soil-like mixture that contains the … Read more

Six Sustainable Ways to Maintain a Natural Garden

The National Wildlife Federation has been educating and empowering people to create wildlife-friendly gardens through the Garden for Wildlife program since 1973. Each of us can help support local wildlife … Read more

What to do With Fallen Leaves

Updated October 2022 You shouldn’t feel obligated to get rid of every last fallen leaf in your yard this fall. Leave the leaves — they offer a lot of benefits … Read more

Squirrel in a pumpkin by Katherine Flickinger.

How to Recycle Halloween Pumpkins for Wildlife

Updated October 2021 One of the best parts of Halloween is decorating with pumpkins. After the trick-or-treaters clear away and Halloween is officially over, don’t toss your pumpkins in the … Read more

Choosing a Wildlife-Friendly Christmas Tree

Decorating with evergreen trees, wreaths, and garland is a beloved holiday tradition. They are decorated with lights and ornaments, become backdrops for annual family photos, and serve as a traditional … Read more

American toads use the leaf litter to hide and hibernate.

6 Excuses to Avoid Yard Work This Fall

They grow. They turn brilliant colors. They capture our hearts. Then they make a mess. Leaves can be a hassle, but put the rake down for a moment. It turns out, … Read more

Wasted? Not at the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball!

Guest post by Shelley Cohen No trash cans? Correct! The 2013 Green Inaugural Ball will not have a need for trash cans. A commitment was made by the Newseum, Wolfgang … Read more

Students of Pine Jog Elementary, a U.S. Green Ribbon and NWF Eco-School, hold up lettuce from their hydroponic garden.

Black, Orange… and Green! My Alma Mater is a U.S. Green Ribbon School

Now more than ever, I can’t hide my Tiger pride. Last month, I was thrilled to learn that Loveland High School in Loveland, Ohio, was officially named a U.S. Green … Read more

Georgia Colleges and Universities Gather to Promote Sustainable Dining Practices

At an event organized by the Georgia Campus Sustainability Network in partnership with the Campus Ecology and Kennesaw State University, representatives from 20 Georgia colleges and universities gathered to learn about sustainable dining issues and initiatives from some of the leading campuses around the state. Read more

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