Students and Nature

Butte College Going Carbon Neutral without the Credits

In 2005 Butte College flipped the switch and turned its campus on to solar power; just one in a series of efforts that the community college of 20,500 students has … Read more

Creating a Field Guide to Your Backyard, Part II

In April I introduced a no-cost, low-impact way to observe and enjoy nature with your kids by creating a field guide to your own backyard. Taking as little or as … Read more

Take a ‘Field Skip’

Introduce a new concept to your child’s school: the field trip that doesn’t cost a dime. Read more

Captured Heat Makes Rowan University Richer and Greener

Rowan University, located in Glassboro, New Jersey, is a school with a mission: to unite its staff and students in the campus-wide goal of achieving climate neutrality as soon as … Read more

USF Sows the SEEDS of Renewable Energy Storage

Electricity storage is fast becoming the holy grail of sustainable energy. The performance of solar panels is intermittent, with panels functioning optimally on sunny days, marginally when it is overcast, … Read more

Students Reach Out to Local Businesses, Reduce Pollution

Opportunities are on the rise for students interested in preventing pollution, improving air quality, and pioneering sustainable technologies in their communities. University campuses, long considered hubs of innovation, are beginning … Read more

Help Get Environmental Education Back in America’s Classrooms

Thanks to the thousands of emails and phone calls from National Wildlife Federation supporters and a growing coalition of over 700 organizations representing more than 40 million Americans, the No … Read more

LEED: Prioritizing Energy Efficiency

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the first and largest certifier of green building, is by now familiar to anyone who works with buildings or campus planning. Another LEED (for … Read more

A Conservation Message for Kids, from a Kid

I’d like to introduce you to a kid who not only gets his green hour but helps other kids appreciate nature and wildlife. Meet Enzo! Enzo is the star of … Read more

College of the Atlantic Aims for the Triple Bottom Line

When businesses go green, they do it for reasons ranging from profit and good PR to reliable supply chains and genuine concern for the environment. Examples of individual companies taking … Read more