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National Wildlife Federation’s EcoLeaders.

EcoCareer Conference 2017: Building Pathways to Sustainable Careers

Wednesday, February 22nd – Conference Day from 10 – 5:30 PM ET

Thursday, February 23rd – Workshop Day from 12 – 3 PM ET




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Campus Fellowships

“Since 2000, National Wildlife Federation has awarded over 150 Campus Ecology Fellowships to students across the country working on projects ranging from campus-wide energy audits to implementing sustainable forestry practices; reaching more than 2.5 million students, faculty, staff and community members at the fellowship campuses.”

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Student’s Guide to the U.S/ Energy Policy

“This guide takes the reader behind the curtains of American politics and policy development to shed light on the handful of fossil fuel-based companies that are pouring money into Congress and the media in an attempt to undermine America’s ability to confront the climate change crisis.” From the National Wildlife Federation for Campus Ecology/

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 23rd Annual Call for Campus Case Studies

 Submit a case study on your campus sustainability efforts and/or green jobs training programs.

Review the submission guidelines and submit today! (template available)
Submissions are due August 3, 2012. (extensions available)


  • Share your efforts with campuses nationwide (NWF’s Campus Ecology case study database is accessed by hundreds of students, faculty & staff)
  • Case studies will be shared with our contact list of more than 25,000 students, faculty and staff, plus our social media networks
  • Document of your efforts in a searchable database (searchable by topic, state, year and school); the database has more than 650 case studies!
  • National press release promoting the 2012 case studies

Each year NWF’s Campus Ecology program publishes case studies contributed by its members and partners showcasing their campus sustainability practices and global warming solutions for the past school year (2011-2012). NWF will release these illustrated reports in Fall 2012 in our online searchable case study database, one of our most popular resources. Colleges and universities throughout the U.S. have made great strides toward addressing global warming and protecting wildlife and habitat. We invite you to share your success stories, and let other campuses learn from you! 

There are case study guidelines and a template (to help you begin).

***Schools are welcome to submit more than one case study if you are working on multiple projects in different areas of sustainability and green workforce development. Case studies can focus on completed projects/programs or ones still in development.

Please contact Campus Ecology with any questions:


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April 18 Webinar:
Eco-Reps – Student Sustainability Educators

Join this webinar and learn about our new guide, Student Sustainability Educators: A Guide to Creating and Maintaining an Eco-Rep Program on Your Campus

This new resource, co-published by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and National Wildlife Federation, features more than 18 campuses and their efforts to design, implement and evaluate an Eco-Rep program. This webinar will spotlight four campus Eco-Rep programs, including Babson College, University of Pennsylvania, Western Washington University and Lehigh University. This webinar is being hosted in partnership with AASHE and facilitated by Dr. Christina Erickson from Champlain College, author of Student Sustainability Educators.

The free webinar, with Q&A, will begin at 2:00pm Eastern (NY time) and end at 3:00pm. Participants will receive instructions two days before the conference. Participants that want to participate via the phone only can request a copy of the presentation; options are available to receive audio by phone or computer.



More upcoming opportunities:

US Green Building Council Community Green Chairs – Deadline for Applications is April 13

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC seeks to recruit and train five mid-career professionals to serve as Community Green Chairs. These Volunteer Chairs will work with USGBC National to support green building education and training efforts at community colleges, and will lead the development, implementation, management and growth of Community Green program activities in their region.

April 16-17, 2012: Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference, University of Maryland

This conference will include directors and staff from sustainability, facilities, health & safety, campus planning and business offices, as well as other stakeholders and partners in sustainability. The 2012 conference tracks are life cycle of the built environment, community connections, campus as a learning laboratory, fostering behavior change, and strategic implementation. National Wildlife Federation will host a workshop on campus sustainability as hands-on training and co-host a workshop on the Campus Conservation Nationals, resource use reduction competition.

April 17, 2012: EPA Region 6 Conversation with Universities for Earth Day Webinar

The “EPA/RSC R6 Converses with Universities” webinar will focus on Sustainability. Sala Senkayi will provide a short introduction, followed by David Reazin who will go over Water Sustainability, Joyce Stubblefield will discuss Development and Redevelopment, and Eugene Thilsted (2011 RSC Chair) in addition to Stacy Murphy will both present a segment on Integrated Pest Management (aka IPM). This webinar will serve a relevant purpose of informing the general public of how EPA deals with Sustainability across the Agency’s many Divisional Programs. The webinar is on April 17 from 2:30-4:00pm CDT; click the link above to join on April 17.

May 10-11, 2012: Good Jobs, Green Jobs in Detroit 

The Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference will feature workshops covering topics such as workforce development, clean energy manufacturing, transportation infrastructure investments, emerging green sectors, worker safety and the financial tools needed to build the green economy. National Wildlife Federation will host a workshop on community colleges and their successful programs and partnerships for emerging green sectors.

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Join NWF for an exciting webinarUsing LEED on Your Campus: How to Make the Most of Green Building Planning and Implementation for Your Buildings Old and New.

This webinar is being offered in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools.  

Where: WEBINAR – online and phone. Dial-in and URL information will be sent via email two days before the webinar. Presentations are available upon request for attendees unable to participate online.

When: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern – NY time)

Contact us by email campus@nwf.org or by phone 703-438-6262 with questions or presentation requests. Thank you.

Registration closes at 12:00 pm on March 22nd.

The Greenforce Initiative is a partnership of Jobs for the Future and National Wildlife Federation.

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

If you’d like to attend this event you can RSVP online.

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This is from the National Wildlife Federation — Campus Ecology

 National Wildlife Federation’s campus sustainability case study database, the only catalog of its kind, is available online now at www.nwf.org/campuscasestudies.

Close to 100 new case studies were added for 2011, highlighting efforts to dramatically reduce pollution, waste and costs, including recycling, energy efficiency improvements, alternative transportation systems and green jobs training programs.

In addition to the 2011 submissions, the database includes more than 650 case studies from campuses across the U.S. spanning more than a decade.

Browse by topic or school.

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