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Bright Future for Renewables on Public Lands

This week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) auctioned off its first lease in a designated Solar Energy Zone. The Dry Lake project in Nevada is the first of 19 identified sites …

Meet the Cover Crop Champions

Last year NWF began a new program for cover crop expert farmers and agricultural professionals, called the “Cover Crop Champions.” The champions receive small grants to pay the cost of …

Doubling Down on Sustainability – GreenWood’s Oregon Poplar Farm

In early February, Oregon’s GreenWood Tree Farm Fund doubled down on sustainability. Already certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for its forest management, roundwood logs and wood chips, GreenWood …

A Great Year for NYC Eco-Schools!

It’s been a remarkable first year for NYC Eco-Schools. Aside from being the largest and most diverse public school system in the U.S. – New York City is also the urban area …

Buy California Wine, Kill an Endangered Species

This is part 2 of a blog about the recent farm bill debacle.  See part 1 here. And now, the story of a wealthy specialty crop lobby who publicly promote …

1-2-3-4, Who’re We Gonna Cheer For? Eco-Schools!

“Way to go Cougars!” a student at Copper Mesa Elementary in Highlands Ranch exclaimed as the gym full of students cheered. The occasion was a kind of pep assembly at …

Advancing US Workforce for 21st Century: National Thought Leaders Convene

What are the skills needed for a competitive, 21st century workforce?  How are US community colleges helping to meet these needs?  What is the role of employers?  Policy-makers?  Students and …

Farm to Table: Sustainable Food in Higher Education

On April 5, Campus Ecology’s Georgia Campus Sustainability Network (GCSN) hosted a workshop on sustainable food for the our Spring Topic Specific Workshop series. Thirty-seven participants from colleges and universities across the …

Weekly News Roundup – March 8, 2013

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF Celebrates New Certified Sustainable Biofuel Flight Route Across …

Gucci Goes Green at Paris Fashion Week

This post was written by Nathalie Walker, Manager of National Wildlife Federation’s Tropical Agriculture, Forests and Climate Project For decades, fashion designers have looked to wildlife and the natural world for inspiration. …

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