In early 1989, the National Wildlife Federation challenged colleges to support Earth Day 1990 by starting environmental programs on campus and in the community. By summer, the Campus Ecology program had been established to work with college leaders and develop resources to help meet the challenge. More than 20 years later, Campus Ecology continues to grow and support colleges and universities in their sustainability efforts to protect wildlife and habitat.
In 2014 the Campus Ecology Program launched the EcoLeaders Program. Our goal is to build the next generation of conservation leaders by supporting project-based leadership on campus and helping young leaders gain the leadership skills they need to be competitive in the job market.
Campus Ecology Three-Year Progress Report
Spanning 2007-2009, this report chronicles our goals, accomplishments, and some of the lessons learned along the way. It takes stock of what we set to achieve and what we actually accomplished.
Click here to read the full report.
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