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Become a National Wildlife Federation EcoLeader

Join National Wildlife Federation's EcoLeaders Community, an online community for the next generational of conservation leaders—pre-college young leaders, college students, and young professionals. Earn certification for your leadership skills and positive impact on wildlife and the environment, access resources to help get your campus project started, and network with students in your region or nationwide through an online community.

Explore the Career Center

The EcoLeader Career Center helps high school juniors and seniors, college students and young professionals explore and map out their own personal career paths and develop the key competencies necessary to achieve their sustainability career goals.

Become a Plastics Reduction Partner

National Wildlife Federation’s Plastics Reduction Partner certification program recognizes colleges and universities for taking action to reduce the purchase and use of single-use plastics on campus. There are three levels of certification available: Bronze, Silver and Green; Campuses can earn points in four action areas, following a comprehensive framework: building awareness, supporting behavior change, assessing and implementing operational change, and demonstrating institutional leadership.

Take the Campus Pollinator Pledge

The National Wildlife Federation is asking college and university students, faculty, and staff to take action on their campus to provide healthy habitat for pollinators.

Become a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat Campus

Colleges and universities are encouraged to certify their habitat through National Wildlife Federation to highlight efforts to protect wildlife on campus by providing food, water, cover, and a place to raise young.

Join the Clean Earth Challenge and Host a Clean-Up on Campus

National Wildlife Federation’s Clean Earth Challenge encourages schools, campuses, and communities to get outdoors and pick-up trash and keep our natural environment, including our streams, rivers, bays and oceans clean from litter and harmful contaminants. Reporting on your clean-up is easy.

Apply for a National Wildlife Federation Internship

Gain experience in different areas of environmental work, exchange ideas, and work with knowledgeable professionals, and receive invaluable training, networking, and professional experience opportunities with a National Wildlife Federation internship.

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Where We Work

More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. The National Wildlife Federation is on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 53 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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