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Celebrating 20 Years of Earth Tomorrow

Earth Tomorrow is celebrating 20 years of youth-centered leadership development and community-based actions contributing to the ecological health and betterment of communities across Metro Atlanta. Launched in 2001, Earth Tomorrow is the …

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Detroit Houses of Worship Join Hands in Addressing Stormwater Runoff

The Gesu Catholic Church and School on Detroit’s west side has drawn thousands of worshippers and students over its 100-year history. Notable names include four Detroit mayors and the late …

Detroit youth participate in outdoor leadership activities

Special Sauce: The Detroit Sugarbush Project

A unique partnership between the National Wildlife Federation, the city of Detroit, and local advocacy groups has created the nation’s largest urban sugarbush in sprawling Rouge Park, connecting youth in …

Earth Tomorrow Peer Mentors - Summer Institute 2019

Earth Tomorrow Virtual Summer Series takes on Leadership, Social Justice, and Nature

NWF hosts two programs for high school students interested in learning more about the environment, gaining leadership skills, enjoying the natural world, and tackling environmental justice issues – Earth Tomorrow …

Deji Akinpelu

From Playing in the Garden to Environmental Scientist

College student Deji Akinpelu has been spending time in nature and learning how to save the planet with National Wildlife Federation for most of his life – get inspired by his story!

Nature: Driving Revitalization in the Motor City and Beyond

  During the roaring 20’s, Detroit glittered as a global center of automobile manufacturing. With a population that soared from 285,000 in 1900 to 1.6 million by 1930, it was …

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson addresses reporters during Great Lakes Week press conference, October 11, 2011. PHOTO / Celia Haven

Great Lakes Restoration: Day 1 in Detroit

We had a great Day 1 at the 7th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Detroit, where hundreds of Great Lakes advocates, scientists, policy makers and community leaders have gathered …

Healing Our Waters in Motown: Great Lakes Restoration Conference

Motown is known for great music and keeping things moving on the assembly line. This week, hundreds of people from across the country are keeping things moving in Detroit to …

Detroit Community Garden

What Does Green Mean To African Americans?

As a child my sisters and I would sometimes share bath water and shop at the Goodwill for Sunday dresses.  My great grandma would unearth worms to go fishing and …

Book shows value of Great Lakes restoration

One of John Hartig’s most poignant childhood memories is of a day in 1969, when he looked out the window of his parent’s suburban Detroit home and saw the unimaginable: …

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