National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Program

The Campus Ecology program of the National Wildlife Federation promotes climate leadership and sustainability among colleges and universities by providing resources and technical support, creating networking opportunities and organizing educational events.

Recent Posts

12/21/2009 - 19:04
Saturday, December 12 (Day 4) Still adjusting to the 6 hour difference between Copenhagen and Atlanta, so I slept in and missed my chance to hear Dr. Vandana Shiva speak. (Ed: This is a shame: we've written about her before...
01/07/2010 - 10:01
Monday, December 14 (Day 6) When I arrived on the platform outside of the Bella Center this morning, something was noticeably different. There was a line, actually two lines, at least six people wide and hundreds of people deep! Everywhere...
01/11/2010 - 09:18
Wednesday, December 16 (Day 8) On my way to the Earth Hour event at Copenhagen's city hall square, I marveled at how many people ride their bikes through the city, despite the fact that it is incredibly cold, dark and...
01/13/2010 - 12:06
A few weeks ago, we drew your attention to students who are fighting against coal power on their campuses: University of Kentucky students voted against the building of a "Wildcat Coal Lodge" dorm that was sponsored by Alliance Coal, and...
02/17/2010 - 13:39
A new resource from the National Renewable Energy Lab aims to help large, four-year research institutions reach their carbon neutrality goals. Split into five sections, the site details the steps research universities--which consume more energy per square foot than other...
03/05/2010 - 09:44
Some Kansas University students are giving students credit for making their campus more green, as reported here by the Lawrence Journal: "When leaders at the KU Energy Council and Center for Sustainability looked for recommendations to unify green efforts at...
Campaigning for credit
03/15/2010 - 10:57
We focus a lot on facilities and the operational side of sustainability on this blog, but the research being done on campuses is equally important, so we'd like to draw your attention to Shawn Lesser's round-up of the top ten...
Another top ten
03/11/2010 - 13:46
With the spring semester ending in a few months, students are making break plans and some universities are taking a close look at their buildings to see where they can save energy during the hot, laid-back days of summer. The...
Summer Days
03/22/2010 - 11:02
Campus energy projects are costly, even with rock-solid paybacks, and colleges of modest means often need to find creative ways to pay for them. A suite of financing options from third-party contracting agreements to revolving loan funds are making this...
Cash for clean tech
03/26/2010 - 09:30
We occasionally do write-ups of the conferences we attend, but we always feel it's better to be there in person. Failing that, videos are a nice second choice. Here's the full recording of a great panel at Furman U, hosted...