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Weekly News Roundup – April 29, 2011

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: America’s First ‘Green Flag’ Flies Over Sustainable … Read more

First Eco-Schools USA “Green Flag” Awarded

On April 28th, I traveled to Savannah with my colleague, NaTaki Osborne Jelks, to visit the Savannah Country Day School Lower School (SCDS).  SCDS was one of the first schools … Read more

Green Ribbon Schools: The Win-Win Scenario our Students Need!

Written by: Danielle Moodie-Mills and Jenna Peters [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM9kuZcz_Nw[/youtube] The U.S. Department of Education announced today the creation of the Green Ribbon Schools program, which will recognize schools that have taken … Read more

Teens Flunk Climate Knowledge Test

A new survey by Yale University’s Project on Climate Change Communication shows that American teens have a weak understanding of climate change. The survey reveals that only 25 percent of … Read more

Guest Post: At Young Leaders Assembly, ‘Doers’ Look to the Future of Conservation

Crystal Webb joined the NWF Southeast Regional Center in 2011 as Oil Spill Response Manager.  Prior to coming to NWF she was in management consulting focusing her practice in organizational … Read more

Young, and Leading the Movement to Connect with Nature

I hope I can be forgiven for saying that the conservation movement, like any community, can sometimes seem a bit like a how-many-does-it-take-to-screw-in-a-light-bulb-ready clique. I work with pretty much the … Read more

New Life for Old (Recycled) Textbooks, Courtesy of McGraw-Hill Grant

If you’re like me, “recycled textbook” means a big wedge of out-of-date social studies with a full list of made-up names written on the inside cover (Harry Butte? Delightful!). More … Read more

10 Ways NWF Has Helped Your Children

This year, NWF celebrates the 75th anniversary of its founding as a coalition of conservation groups seeking to make the nation safer for wildlife and wild places. NWF focused early … Read more

The Five Reasons Parents Should be Demanding a Greener Education for Their Children

Environmental education in its many forms — nature lessons, energy awareness, water conservation, recycling, field trips and community service projects — has been popular over many years in the U.S.  … Read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Eco-Schools USA 2011 Acrostic

Happy New Year from the Eco-Schools USA team! Read more