The following reports were produced by the National Wildlife Federation's Higher Education program.
Stemming the Tide: Taking Action on Campus Against Plastic Pollution
With the average college student producing about 640 pounds of trash each year, campuses need comprehensive waste management programs that provide tracking, reporting, education, awareness, fun, and creativity. Stemming the Tide is for students, clubs, resident advisors, staff and faculty to use as a resource to get started and tackle plastics on campus. This guide features smaller, individual actions, and campus-wide engagement campaigns and includes information about the plastics pollution problem, its impacts on humans and wildlife, action ideas, and educational strategies.
The Campus Wild: How College and University Green Landscapes Provide Havens for Wildlife and "Lands-on" Experiences for Students
This richly detailed guide highlights how colleges and universities are playing a dynamic role in protecting wildlife and restoring habitats in campus green spaces—including on-campus landscapes and natural areas, as well as distant campus-owned lands.
Student Sustainability Educators: A Guide to Creating and Maintaining an Eco-Rep Program on Your Campus
Examples from 18 campuses highlighting their efforts to design, implement, and evaluate Eco-Rep Programs.
A Student's Guide to How Corporate Oil, Gas, and Coal Money Influences U.S. Energy Policy
Go 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.
Going Underground On Campus: Tapping the Earth for Clean, Efficient Heating and Cooling
Examples from more than 160 campuses in 42 states, examining ground-source heat pumps, direct geothermal, aquifer and lake-based, geothermal electricity, and earth-sheltered buildings
Generation E: Students Leading for a Sustainable, Clean Energy Future
35 ways students are creating a sustainable future at U.S. colleges and universities—cutting carbon emissions, saving resources and equipping the coming generation for a green energy economy
Guide to Climate Action Planning: Pathways to a Low-Carbon Campus
A comprehensive review of the strategies and steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on campus, with best practices from U.S. colleges and universities
Higher Education in a Warming World: The Business Case for Climate Leadership on Campus
Highlighting the business, educational, and moral arguments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions on campus, with best practices from U.S. colleges and universities
Campus Environment 2008: A National Report Card on Sustainability in Higher Education
A report card detailing the trends and new developments in college and university leadership, academics, and operations
State of the Campus Environment: A National Report Card on Environmental Performance and Sustainability in Higher Education
In this first-ever large-scale environmental performance survey, every college and university in the U.S. was asked to describe its environmental practices, from recycling, landscaping and transportation, to campus policies, curriculum, and energy use.
Ecodemia: Campus Environmental Stewardship at the Turn of the 21st Century
Lessons in smart management from administrators, staff and students
Green Investment, Green Return: How practical conservation projects save millions on America's campuses
Colleges and universities across America are sending a powerful message that what's good for the environment is also good for the bottom-line.
A Year of Staying Close: Winners of Our 2021 Photo ContestSee the Winners
Promoting more-inclusive outdoor experiences for allRead More
A groundbreaking bipartisan bill aims to address the looming wildlife crisis before it's too late, while creating sorely needed jobs.Read More
A lifelong investment in wildlife conservationRead More
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.