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March 2013

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2013 Greener Campus Conferences & Webinars


We've put together a list of upcoming green events. Here are a few highlights:

  • April 10:  Energy 101: A Model Interdisciplinary Higher Education Course for Teaching the Fundamentals of Energy. U.S. Dept of Energy Webinar.
  • June 7-9:  Developing a Campus Sustainability Living Lab. Portland State University, OR.
  • October 18-21:  Power Shift 2013. Pittsburgh, PA.

Are we missing your conference or event? Email us at, or share the event with us on facebook and twitter.

News Corner

Enter the Campus Conservation Nationals Video Contest!

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NWF Campus Ecology invites participants to enter our CCN 2013 video contest. Show us how you're motivating your dorm or your entire campus to use less energy and water! Enter and vote via the NWF Campus Ecology facebook page.Videos must be submitted by April 5; voting will take place April 6-17. The video with the most votes wins $1000Visit our facebook page for video contest rules and guidelines, view videos from 2012 and read more about CCN 2013 here.

Take Action for Caribou: Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

If you think the saying "third time's a charm" is true, think again! The U.S. State Department issued its third environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, and totally neglected to mention its potential impact on wildlife OR climate. There are just under 30 days left to tell President Obama to save endangered species such as caribou and whooping cranes and DENY the pipeline permit--submit your comment today!! And take a look at these young Florida leaders talking climate change with their elected officials!

2013 ACEEE National Conference

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is hosting a conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource this coming September in Nashville, TN. Proposals for presentations will be accepted until March 29. Visit the ACEEE website for more information.

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Join Billy Parish in "Making Good"

Want to make money? Want to make the world a better place? Rest assured that these two goals are not mutually exclusive! Join the NWF Emerging Leaders Initiative for an exciting webinar conversation with Billy Parish, co-author of the 2012 book Making Good:  Finding Meaning, Money and Community in a Changing World

In his early twenties, Billy Parish co-founded the Energy Action Coalition (of which NWF Campus Ecology is a proud partner!), and, more recently, co-founded and serves as President for the crowdfunded clean energy marketplace Solar Mosaic

There are two steps to join the webinar TOMORROW, Tuesday, March 26 at 2 pm (ET):

  1. AUDIO:  Call (800) 994-8766 and enter code 29567 AND
  2. VISUAL:  Log-on to web conference at

Delta Fellow

Lead for Climate Action: Apply for an NWF Fellowship 

The application deadline for National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Fellowships and NWF Emerging Leader Fellowships is quickly approaching! Applications are due on March 31, 2013.

Since 2000, more than 150 undergrad and graduate students worked on climate action fellowship projects on campuses and in their communities, reaching more than 2.5 million students, faculty, staff and community members. 

Past fellowship projects include campus gardens, bike-share programs, wetland restoration and improved campus climate policies. This year, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as young professionals, are invited to apply for fellowships in the following four categories:  Protecting Wildlife in Cities and Suburbs, Saving Appalachian Forests and Wildlife, Stopping Expansion of Dirty Energy, and Clean Energy Solutions. 

Please visit to learn more and access application materials. 

Image credit Delta College.

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Host a Screening of Water Blues, Green Solutions

Penn State Public Media is proud to present a new documentary, Water Blues Green Solutions, debuting in fall 2013. The film highlights innovative communities across the country that are conserving water by using green infrastructure--rain gardens, green streets and more.

Sound interesting? NWF Campus Ecology and Penn State Public Media invite you to host a FREE screening and discussion of Water Blues Green Solutions on your campus in November 2013. You will have access to an online community discussion toolkit, the DVD or Blu-Ray, and free public performance rights. Contact Cassie Caldwell for more information and to confirm your screening today!

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