NWF climate mitigation ideas and action competition for US campuses

Submitted by National Wildlife Federation
2010-10-15 13:51:42

National Wildlife Federation’s Chill Out competition is open and accepting entries! We are looking for the best and brightest programs that reduce global warming pollution and make an impact in your campus community.
We have some brand new categories this year—check them out:
Green Sporting Events and Programs: Many campuses are greening up their athletics, while at the same time reaching out to the sports community through awareness programs.
High School Actions: College students aren't the only ones making a difference at their schools. High schoolers are realizing they can initiate projects and have a huge impact.
Students in Action: College students are pumped and busier than ever trying to improve their campus environment, through community gardens, solar energy projects, alternative transportation and more.
Innovative Research, Design and Technology: Are you on the brink of the newest form of alternative energy? Are you researching new types of fuel? Colleges are where the bulk of cutting-edge research happens and we want to hear about it.
Green Jobs and Education: Colleges are really ramping up their offerings of green jobs training programs, as well as sustainability courses offered at schools. Some schools are even implementing a sustainability course as a new general education requirement.
Campus Actions: Colleges and universities are truly seeing the benefits of greening operations. Schools are installing solar panels, purchasing local foods for dining halls, investing in energy efficiency and more.
With all these categories, you are sure to find one that fits your program! We want to hear from you today.
Create a two minute video about your initiative and enter it for the chance to win!
Entries are due by December 19.
WINNERS WILL RECEIVE:
* Grant money
* National publicity
* Your campus video featured in nationwide webcast
Students, faculty and staff are eligible to compete!
For contest rules and entry form, go to
http://www.campuschillout.org/

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