Five colleges and universities won the fourth annual Chill Out competition! Chill Out is the nation's premier campus competition to promote sustainability and honor U.S. schools that are advancing creative approaches to reducing the carbon footprint on campus.
The "National Wildlife Federation applauds the campus innovators and pioneers who are helping to propel us down the path toward a society that no longer depends on pollution for prosperity. The warnings from both scientists and nature itself are clear that we are overdue in curbing the pollution that is disrupting our climate and jeopardizing the air we breathe and the water we drink," said Jeremy Symons, Senior Vice President of Conservation and Education for National Wildlife Federation.
Chill Out participants have demonstrated effective solutions to global warming. Some treat the campus as a student laboratory for green education and training; others reach out to form supportive relationships with the surrounding community, green their transportation systems, and offer incentives to students to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The winning campuses are featured in our annual Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming webcast. The 2010 webcast features Alisa Reyes (Nickelodeon's All That) and NWF's own David Mizejewski, (NWF Naturalist and Media Spokesman) as cohosts. The free program celebrates the winning campuses and showcases the work that is happening on campuses nationwide. Chill Out is a great organizing tool for campus groups and is entertaining, educational and inspiring.
"The passion that comes from these students, faculty and staff for a sustainable world invigorates the rest of society to continue the fight towards a clean energy and sustainable economy," says Jen Fournelle, Chill Out Manager for National Wildlife Federation. "Chill Out is an incredible opportunity for campus leaders to take a look at what others are doing and see what they can do in their own community.
The 2010 webcast features Alisa Reyes (Nickelodeon’s All That) and NWF’s own David Mizejewski, (NWF Naturalist and Media Spokesman) as cohosts. They celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the winning campuses and showcase the work that is happening on campuses nationwide. This free program is just half an hour and is a great organizing tool for campus groups and should prove to be entertaining, educational and inspiring.
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