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Campus Waste Minimization: Strategies From the 2022 Campus Race to Zero Waste

Despite the challenges colleges and universities faced this year due to the pandemic, campuses were committed to relaunching and strengthening initiatives to engage students, faculty, and staff in advancing waste …

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Connecting Underrepresented Youth with STEM Career Opportunities

According to a recent study done by Pew Research Center, “Black and Hispanic workers remain underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce compared with their share of …

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Measuring Conservation & Community Stewardship

NWF EcoLeader Community Research Fellowship As a doctoral student in urban planning and public policy with a focus on environmental policy and community stewardship, finding ways to strengthen community-academic partnerships …

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Meet NWF’s 2021 Graduate Student Research Fellows

  |   July 2, 2021

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is pleased to introduce the recipients of this year’s graduate student research fellowships. Each year, NWF Graduate Student Research Fellows support the advancement of NWF …

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U.S. Colleges and Universities Are Making a Positive Impact on…

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…

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…

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 …

4 Ways Higher Education Can Lead for Climate Action in 2017

Amidst disinformation campaigns aimed at teachers[i] and a federal retreat from domestic and international climate solutions, U.S. colleges and universities play an even more important role than ever in upholding …

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