Environmental Justice

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Environmental Education Goes Virtual: Creating Meaningful Learning Opportunities at Home

As schools, teachers, students, and families prepare for a new year of learning, COVID-19 has re-defined where and how students learn and the definition of who is teaching them. The … Read more

Charting a Path to an Environmental Justice Future in Western States

The West is a place of contrasts. Vast, wild open spaces situated next to densely populated cities, complemented by Native lands like the Navajo Nation and many more. These elements … Read more

The Great Outdoors is a Great Classroom—Especially in the Age of COVID-19

When the National Wildlife Federation launched a new program to connect Detroit high school students with the great outdoors last year, we had several goals in mind: Connect urban youth … Read more

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 … Read more

Compounding Challenges: Extreme Heat Threatens Communities and Wildlife More Than Ever in The Age of Climate Change and COVID-19

Rising average global temperatures are one of the most direct indicators of climate change that can be felt and seen today. In the first half of 2020, global average temperatures … Read more

Garden for Wildlife™ STEM Education Partnership for Black and Other Minority Youth

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and The Links, Incorporated (The Links) partnered to connect black communities with nature through gardening and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) educational programs.  The … Read more

A Tale of Two Pipelines

As of July 15th, a federal appeal court has temporarily blocked the order to shutdown operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline pending the court’s decision later in July on the … Read more

Exploring the Environment and Justice in Niagara County

This school year marked the first year of “The Niagara County Youth Environmental Education and Leadership Program.” This multi-year program, created and funded by New York State Attorney General Letitia … Read more

How Toronto is Building a “Pollinator Friendly” City

Maintaining biodiverse ecosystems within cities will continue to be a challenge in the coming decades, and providing quality habitat for pollinators is one of the most impactful actions cities can … Read more

Voices from the Great Lakes: Black Leaders Unite for Environmental Justice

For generations, black leaders across the country have been leading the fight for environmental justice, to ensure that historically marginalized communities have access to clean air, clean water, and climate … Read more