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Our Partners

The National Wildlife Federation's Higher Education Program partners with many youth and conservation organizations in an effort to extend our reach to U.S. campuses and communities and support them in their sustainability efforts to protect wildlife and habitat.

In 2018, in partnership with RecycleMania, Inc., National Wildlife Federation took over the management of the national RecycleMania college and university waste reduction competition and program.   

Learn about the National Wildlife Federation's partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green Schools, Second Nature, and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)—Collaborating for the Future of Higher Education Sustainability.

Organizations and groups listed below include current partners and partners that National Wildlife Federation's Higher Education Programs have worked with in the past:

American Association for Community Colleges
American College and University Housing Officers International
APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities
Assocation for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
Association of College Unions International (ACUI)
Campus Conservation Nationals
Campus to Congress
Clean Air-Cool Planet
Climate Counts
Energy Action Coalition—Power Shift and Power Vote efforts
Environmental Paper NetworkThe RePaper Project
Food Recovery Network
Geothermal Energy Association
GEOExchange: The Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
Jobs for the Future—The Greenforce Initiative
Keep America Beautiful
Lucid Design Group
National Association for Campus Activities (NACA)—Chill Out: Climate Action on Campus
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
NewPage Corporation—Textbook Recycling Program
Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE)
RecycleMania
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Solid Waste Association of America (SWANA)
Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)
Sustainable Endowments Institute
The Wildlife Society
United Negro College Fund's Building Green Initiative
U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green Schools (USGBC)

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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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