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U.S. Colleges and Universities Are Making a Positive Impact on Climate through Waste Minimization Efforts

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 …

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Declare Your Independence From Plastic

Last week my colleague Sara wrote a blog post introducing us to the idea of “Plastic Free July.” It inspired me to accept the challenge and declare my independence from …

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Wildlife Are Getting Their Heads Stuck in Our Trash

I’ve noticed several stories about wildlife with their heads stuck in various containers. It makes me uncomfortable each time. I mean, they’re unable to see, eat, drink or get it …

Churchill Road Elementary School's Eco-Code

McLean, Virginia Eco-School Takes a Big Bite Out of Cafeteria Waste

Churchill Road Elementary School holds a Green Flag award in NWF’s Eco-Schools USA program. One of the school’s major greening projects focuses on waste reduction, and they have implemented an …

Back-to-School Yard Sales Reduce Campus Waste, Support Community

If you’re a college student as we near the end of August, you’re probably beginning to think about back-to-school. Time to dig out the boxes and bins of dorm room …

NWF Calls for Campus Case Studies on Sustainability Efforts

National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program is calling for case studies on campus sustainability efforts and green jobs training programs from the 2011-2012 academic year; case studies are due on August …

Hey California, Clean up your campuses on April 21st

Sometimes before you get clean you gotta get dirty! National Wildlife Federation is happy to support the Let’s Get Dirty Initiative of the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. This April 21st, the …

Students Have Their Hands Full Saving Food, Energy and Water

University and college dining halls across the country are beginning to sound a little different these days, as if there are a few less “clanks” and “clatters” mingled with mealtime …

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