2021 Resolve to Save Calendar

Hoping to make some changes in your routine this year? Planning to make 2021 better than 2020? Whether it’s saving money, making healthier choices, or reducing your environmental footprint, small steps can help you reach your goals. Download the 2021 Resolve to Save Calendar for ideas and guidance to help you stay on track.

Winning in the Marketplace and the Workplace

Activating the Workplace by Engaging Employees in Sustainability

In its ongoing exploration of the correlation between corporate sustainability programs and employee job satisfaction, NEEF convened corporate thought leaders to share best practices and measure the top drivers of sustainability engagement.

Among the findings, nearly 90% of employees engaged in their company’s sustainability work say it enhances their job satisfaction and overall feelings about the company.

2017 Every Day Event Grantees

Our nation’s public lands are places where we picnic, play ball, fish, fly kites, pull weeds, and plant seeds. Our public lands should be safe places of natural beauty where everyone can go to lend a hand, observe nature, and enjoy life. With generous support from Toyota Motor North America, NEEF offers Every Day Event Grants to public land organizations, or Friends Groups,to engage their community on a public land site.

Get Dirty! Ambassador Program

Get Dirty! Ambassador


am·bas·sa·dor [amˈbasədər] noun

A person authorized to represent a group, often delivering messages on the group’s behalf or promoting a specified activity, in this case the Get Dirty! Challenge.

To be selected as an official Get Dirty! Ambassador you must be willing to:

12 Ways to Celebrate EE Calendar

Environmental education (EE) is relevant for people of all ages and walks of life–every day and every way.  Our EE May 2017 to April 2018 calendar includes monthly activities. 

Hands on the Land Educator Toolkit

Created specifically for EE Week, the Hands on the Land Educator Toolkit features several activity guides, lesson plans, and curriculum designed for all ages incorporating public lands from wetlands to urban forests to caves.

Wetlands Activity Guide

Wetlands are amazing ecosystems and can be found all over the United States. They occur along the boundaries of streams, lakes, ponds, or even in large shallow holes that fill up with rainwater. In order to have a wetland, you need to have some low-lying land, add water, then mix in lots of plants that love having wet "feet" (roots) and finally add some animals. There are many kinds of wetlands, marshes, bogs, swamps, fens, and prairie potholes to name a few.

Check out NEEF's activity guide dedicated to wetlands.