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    • 2009-11-12 12:45:00
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    Campus Leaders Showing the Way to a Sustainable, Clean Energy Future



    To Release New Generation E: Students Leading for a Sustainable, Clean Energy Future Report

    National Wildlife Federation invites you to join next Wednesday’s telepress conference to learn 35 ways students in your region are leading effective climate action and sustainability initiatives at U.S. colleges and universities.

    WHAT: Teleconference to Release Generation E report

    WHEN: Wednesday, November 18 at 1 pm (EST), 10 a.m. (PST)

    WHERE: 1-800-791-2345, conference code 61470#

    WHO: Scott Carlson, Chronicle of Higher Education

    Julian Keniry, National Wildlife Federation

    Christina Erickson, University of Vermont and report co-author


    Jason Sanders, Texas State University

    Adam Yarnell, Brown University

    Ayodele Akinpelu, Wayne State University


    National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology program will release on Wed. Nov. 18 a new report that highlights 165 American college and university examples in 46 states covering ways American students are greening all aspects of their higher education experience.

    Report topics range from renewable energy and conservation to dorm move-out programs; from campus food systems to wildlife habitat restoration. Students have creatively stepped up to raise funds for efficiency projects; there is great community outreach through weatherization projects; and we are seeing some campuses leap over hurdles to achieve behavior change in dorms.

    Campuses featured in Generation E are encouraged to enter NWF's Chill Out national competition this fall. The Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming competition rewards and recognizes all the cool things our campuses do to reduce the impacts of global warming. Students, faculty and staff can create a two minute video that shows what their college or university is doing to reduce global warming pollution and filling out the entry form at

    Check out the following list of schools highlighted in the report, and join us in the teleconference to learn more about the innovate programs being implemented on those campuses.


    Julian Keniry at 703-438-6322 or

    Amanda Cooke at 703-438-6041 or

    Generation E: Students Leading for a Sustainable, Clean Energy Future

    Schools Included, By State

    TOTAL: 165 Schools, 46 States and the District of Columbia

    Note: Coverage of programs or initiatives at schools named in this publication ranges from a brief mention to detailed case examples. Page numbers in the Generation E report follow the school name.


    Birmingham Southern College - 19


    University of Arkansas - 22


    Arizona State University - 5, 45

    Coconino Community College - 22

    Estrella Mountain Community College - 52

    Northern Arizona University - 22

    Prescott College - 29

    University of Arizona - 21


    Cabrillo College - 48

    California State University, Chico - 25

    California State University, Monterey Bay - 21, 30, 53

    Humboldt State University - 21, 44, 46

    Pomona College - 20, 21

    San Diego State University - 47

    Stanford University - 54

    University of California, Davis - 37

    University of California, Berkeley - 44

    University of California, Irvine - 16, 46

    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - 8

    University of California, San Diego - 22

    University of California, Santa Cruz - 49

    University of California System - 15, 54


    Colorado College - 11

    University of Colorado-Boulder - 8, 22, 52, 54

    University of Colorado-Colorado Springs - 29


    Connecticut College - 42, 52

    Trinity College - 24

    University of Connecticut - 45

    Yale University - 5, 18


    George Washington University - 42


    University of Delaware - 31


    Palm Beach University - 38

    Stetson University - 20

    University of Central Florida - 37, 47

    University of Florida - 18


    Georgia Institute of Technology - 32

    Emory College - 51

    Morehouse College - 4, 23


    University of Hawaii - 47


    Cornell College - 51

    Iowa State University - 28, 45

    Maharishi University of Management - 27


    Boise State University - 21


    Augustana College - 28

    Illinois Institute of Technology - 32

    National-Louis University - 36

    University of Chicago - 45

    Western Illinois University - 17


    Ball State University - 35

    Indiana University - 34, 51

    Purdue University - 39

    University of Notre Dame - 37, 38


    Johnson County Community College - 28, 29

    Kansas State University - 18, 28

    Southwestern College - 51

    University of Kansas - 32, 54


    Berea College - 28

    Centre College - 28


    Tulane University - 43, 44, 53


    Babson College - 45, 53

    Boston College - 27

    Harvard University - 30, 43

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 25, 46

    Massachusetts Maritime Academy - 54

    Mount Holyoke College - 40

    Suffolk University - 39

    Tufts University - 41, 43

    Williams College - 31


    Maryland Institute College of Art - 40

    St. Mary’s College of Maryland - 18

    The Johns Hopkins University - 51

    University of Maryland - 5, 47


    Bowdoin College - 24

    St. Joseph’s College - 38

    University of Maine - 25

    University of Maine at Augusta - 35

    University of Maine at Farmington - 38

    University of Southern Maine - 17


    Albion College - 14

    Grand Rapids Community College - 51

    Grand Valley State University - 38

    Michigan State University - 9, 14, 18, 27, 40, 50

    University of Michigan - 14

    Wayne State University - 9

    Western Michigan University - 36


    Bemidji State University - 29

    Carleton College - 30, 43

    Macalester College - 30

    St. John’s University - 43

    University of Minnesota, Morris - 14, 51

    Winona State University - 43


    Drury University - 23

    Washington University in Saint Louis - 32

    Westminster College - 44

    University of Missouri - 36


    Mississippi State University - 18


    Montana State University - 29

    University of Montana - 4, 27, 46, 54


    Appalachian State University - 35, 49

    Brunswick Community College - 47

    Duke University - 21, 43

    Warren Wilson College - 23, 35, 52


    United Tribes Technical College - 54

    University of North Dakota - 23


    Dartmouth College - 24, 26, 41, 45, 47

    Keene State College - 18

    University of New Hampshire - 14, 18, 42


    Bergen Community College - 21


    University of Nevada, Reno - 27


    Cornell University - 31

    Ithaca College - 51

    Medaille College - 10

    Sarah Lawrence College - 24

    Skidmore College - 41

    St. Lawrence University - 32

    State University of New York at Albany - 26

    State University of New York at Brockport - 37

    State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry - 47

    Syracuse University - 47


    College of Wooster - 53

    Oberlin College - 23, 26, 43

    Ohio State University - 39

    Ohio University - 18


    University of Oklahoma - 19


    Lewis & Clark College - 18

    Linfield College - 28

    University of Oregon - 29


    Allegheny College - 17

    Carnegie Mellon University - 32, 49

    Dickenson College - 26

    Juniata College - 48

    Lafayette College - 32

    Swarthmore College - 43

    University of Pennsylvania - 40


    Brown University - 22


    Furman University - 35, 42

    University of South Carolina - 11


    South Dakota State University - 47


    Middle Tennessee State University - 30

    Tennessee State University - 35, 36

    Tennessee Tech University - 30

    University of Tennessee Knoxville - 29, 30, 50


    Rice University - 34, 41

    Southwestern University - 48

    Texas State University - 36,

    University of North Texas - 45

    University of St. Thomas - 34

    University of Texas-Arlington - 18

    University of Texas at Austin - 52


    University of Utah - 51


    James Madison University - 47

    Sweet Briar College - 33

    University of Virginia - 38, 39, 41


    Green Mountain College - 51

    Middlebury College - 20, 37, 52

    University of Vermont - 25, 33, 41, 52


    Cascadia Community College - 33

    Western Washington University - 8

    University of Washington - 16, 18, 19

    University of Washington Bothell - 33


    College of the Menominee Nation - 22

    Madison Area Technical College - 22

    Northland College - 15, 50, 51

    St. Norbert College - 39


    West Virginia University - 18


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