When the environment is relevant to our daily lives, we take action to care for it. Sustainability allows us to live in harmony with nature for generations to come

Why Sustainability is Important

Explore aspects of sustainability for organizations and individuals that can help reduce human impact on the environment.

Going Green with Electric Vehicles

Sales of electric vehicles are surging in the US as more consumers seek to limit their greenhouse gas...

Your At-A-Glance Guide to Recycling Plastics

To ensure you are getting the most out of your recycling, it is important to understand what can and can’t be...

Electronics Recycling: Be A Part of the E-Waste Solution

E-waste is one of the fastest-growing categories of waste worldwide. Here are some tips for properly recycling...

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Resolve to Save Calendar

Check out our free, downloadable calendar with tips and strategies for making the most of what you have, conserving resources, and minimizing your environmental impact along the way. 

Food Waste and Sustainable Shopping

The choices you made over meals and while making purchases on-line or in person affect the environment. NEEF's stories and guides can help you make responsible choices.

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Seeking Sustainable Seafood: How to Make Smart Choices Using the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Guide

Is your favorite type of seafood being overfished? Learn how to make sustainable seafood choices using the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch guides.

How to Use Ecolabels for Sustainable Shopping

Unwrap a sustainable holiday! Embrace eco-labels for gifts that align with your environmental values. From...

How To Reduce the Environmental Impact of Your Outdoor Gear

July is National Park and Recreation Month—a time to celebrate the benefits of your local parks and favorite...

Food Waste for Thought

Food waste is the largest component of US landfills at 24%—more than plastic, metal, and glass. When food ends...

Start a Community Garden to Grow Healthy Food and New Neighborhood Connections

Chicago’s Loomis Street Community Garden shows how community gardens increase access to healthy food and...

Get Your Money out of the Garbage!

Don't throw away your money--or fertilizer, water, or gas! Practice these tips and tricks to be a savvy...

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Engineering a Sustainable World Educator Toolkit

This free educator toolkit contains free lesson plans, activities, and resources for teaching engineering...

At-Home Upcycle Projects

Celebrate environmental education with these easy upcycle projects.

Earth Month

Celebrate the Earth in April with environmental education activities and sustainability tips

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Sustainability and Business

Sustainability can open up new business opportunities, such as developing innovative sustainable products, entering new markets, or partnering with like-minded businesses. By embracing sustainability, businesses can position themselves for long-term growth and success.

What is Corporate Social Responsibility and Why is it Important?

Does a company's commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) factor into your purchasing decisions...

Engaging Hourly Employees in Sustainability and Community Service Increases Job Satisfaction

International Paper and NEEF collaborated on sustainable hourly employee engagement strategies, aiming to...

Toward Engagement 2.0: Creating a More Sustainable Company through Employee Engagement

NEEF's report examines how leading companies are moving toward a more strategic approach to employee...

Amplify your Impact with NEEF

Meaningful, lasting change is possible when we work together. NEEF leverages its National Environmental Education Act (NEEA) appropriation to raise public and private matching funds at a ratio of 3:1, creating value and amplifying the impact of our partners

Celebrate the Holidays Sustainably

Cost Saving Holiday Travel Tips

Discover eco-friendly holiday travel tips to reduce your carbon footprint and save money.

5 Ways to Have a Green Halloween

The pandemic put Halloween on hiatus. However, many of the adaptations we made are still useful and provide...

Give a Gift to the Planet by Reducing Holiday Waste

Give a gift to the planet this season by taking these simple steps to make your holidays a little less...

Don't Send Your Pumpkins to the Graveyard

This Halloween, give your pumpkins a second life! Reduce food waste and promote sustainability by turning your...

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Love Sustainabily

Show Your Love for Sustainability with These Valentine’s Day Ideas

Explore a sustainable Valentine's Day: From eco-friendly cards to thoughtful gifts, discover ways to celebrate with love and consideration for the planet's well-being.

Partners in Sustainability

NEEF collaborates with organizations to develop campaigns and resources to help people live sustainably.

iHeart Radio Earth

NEEF partnered with iHeartRadio to help listeners save money and reduce their impact on the environment.

Climate Superstars Activities

Turn your middle schoolers into Climate Superstars with our easy-to-use climate education lessons and...

Partnering Towards the Goal

NEEF is proud to partner with the National Hockey League (NHL®) to promote environmental and social...

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