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• Environmental
Research Institutes
List Is By Country or Region

(WIKIPEDIA), Sept. 30, 2020 -Here is a list of the world's environmerntal research institutes.


Click now for the list.


Course Work

  • • Energy and Sustainability (Online Programs)
    100% Online Degrees and Certificates

    August, 2022 (Penn State World Campus), -The global power shift is creating jobs for renewable energy project developers as well as policy experts who can drive clean energy initiatives and encourage a more sustainable culture. Let our online programs help you become an agent of change in the emerging green economy.

    Click now for details.
  • • Resources Guide for Solar Energy Professionals
    There Are 50 in this Article

    January, 2021(KIP&ZONEN)-In our globally connected world, we have access to more knowledge than ever before. But finding useful and relevant content can be tricky. We have partnered with experts and technicians across the globe to collect resources that colleagues in your industry are utilizing to make their lives easier. We compiled this list with expert knowledge and want to share these resources with you. Included in our 2021 Brochure Edition for Solar Professionals, you can find:

    1. Trending Solar Industry Podcasts
    2. Solar PV Calculators
    3. Educational Solar Resources
    4. Industry Regulations .


    Click now to learn more.
  • • Teaching Children About Renewable Energy
    A Guide for Parents and Educators

    greener ideal, Aug. 21, 2020 -Recently, renewable energy has skyrocketed to the center of conversations about the environment. Since sustainability and renewables are key for the future, teaching kids now is the right path to take. Bringing them in on these conversations shows them how important renewables are and how they can get involved, no matter their age.

    Click now to learn just what to cover.

  • • Code Changes For Solar Installers
    What Solar Installers Need
    to Know about the 2017 National
    Electric Code and its Big
    Changes for the Solar Industry

    The 2017 NEC has more changes than any other version of the NEC since any of us have been alive. Most of those changes are due to what is on the cover of the NEC: a PV system,” says Dr. Sean White, instructor forHeatSpring’s Photovoltaic Systems and the 2017 NEC course, the 40-Hour Advanced Solar PV Installer Training, and others.

  • • Commercial Solar Finance (Free!)
    Mastering Commercial Solar
    Finance - Self Study Online

    Solar Executive MBA Training instructors Keith Cronin and Chris Lord answer questions about nonprofit PPAs, and finding, pitching to and managing investors.

    Enroll and you'll access... -Over 2.5 hours of video with Chris and Keith -A comprehensive, downloadable takeaway
    guide -Advice from a $20MM solar tax equity investor [interview]

  • • The Sustainable Women Series
    Grid Alternatives:
    Solar Power Ubiquity
    Through Training and Installing

    GRID Alternatives is a national 501(c)(3) certified non-profit organization that facilitates solar power implementation and energy efficiency projects between community partners, volunteers and job trainees. Since its beginning in 2001, GRID Alternatives has installed over 24 MW of clean power, provided almost $200 million in lifetime electricity cost savings, and trained 27,000 people in solar installation. Learn more about the mission to make solar power affordable to all from founder and CEO Erica Mackie

  • • Upcoming Classes Calendar
    Our Calendar Showing Classes

    You can see some classes in sustainability and other green subjects.

  • • Infusing Climate Change and
    Sustainability Into Med. School Curricula
    Preparing Medical Students to Practice Sustainably

    June 7, 2021 (thebmjopinion), -The climate emergency is a health emergency. This fact is now indisputable and it is common knowledge that climate change and environmental degradation pose an unprecedented threat to human health. Increasing intensity and frequency of extreme weather events, rising global temperatures and sea levels, pollution, and biodiversity loss contribute to considerable morbidity and mortality. The burden of disease will fall hardest on the most vulnerable people and will widen already existing global health inequalities and gaps in healthcare provision.

    The health sector has a considerable impact on the environment, contributing comparable greenhouse gas emissions to the airline or shipping industry and, consequently, exacting a paradoxical toll on global health. While last year marked the unveiling of the NHS’s Net Zero target, which is a great signpost of intent for a national health service, to create genuine change a major educational drive is required to alter behaviors and culture across healthcare.

  • • Solar Executive MBA Training
    Solar Executive MBA Training

    During this 6-week online training, You'll find that this comprehensive, technical, and challenging. It’s the most intense six-week course you’ll ever find but also the most valuable. It was developed for leaders who are responsible for the financial details that drive large-scale solar projects

  • • Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage
    Degree, Certificate & Non-
    Degree Program Requirements

    Oct. 19, 2021, (COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINESe) -This link shows what you need to know to apply for these certificates.

  • • For Educators: Grades 6-12
    It's Critical to Help Students Become Effective Climate Change Communicators

    (Yale Climate Connections), May 28, 2021 -Yale developed materials for teachers who are interested in using our resources in their classrooms, such as the Yale Climate Opinion Maps and Yale Climate Connections. These materials were developed based on recommendations from educators across the United States.

    They aim to immerse students in climate change issues in an accessible, digestible, and interactive way. While these NGSS and Common Core-aligned activities were designed for middle and high schoolers, you can easily convert them to Word documents using free platforms like https://simplypdf.com/ so that you can customize them for your students.

    We’d also love to hear about your experience using our materials with your students! Please fill out this brief survey.


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News Stories - in the Past Year (Latest Stories First)

  • • Many States Omit Climate Education
    These Teachers Are
    Trying to Slip It In

    NYT

    Nov. 1, 2022 -In mid-October, just two weeks after Hurricane Ian struck her state, Bertha Vazquez asked her class of 7th graders to go online and search for information about climate change. Specifically, she tasked them to find sites that cast doubt on its human causes and who paid for them.

    It was a sophisticated exercise for the 12-year olds, Ms. Vazquez said, teaching them to discern climate facts from a mass of online disinformation. But she also thought it an important capstone to the end of two weeks she dedicates to teaching her Miami students about climate change, possible solutions and the barriers to progress.

  • • 7 Ways College Students Can Go Green
    They Can Save
    Money While Doing It

    Greener Ideal

    Sep. 3, 2022 -College students are known for their active involvement in many movements and one of those movements is definitely the “green movement and “living an eco-friendly life.

    And even though most students would love to pursue a greener life, sometimes it can be hard to do on campus.

    The biggest issue is that most of them are not really sure on how exactly to achieve this.

    You knew what to do while they were living at home but now that you are living in a building full of people who may not share the same opinion, you do not know how to go green on you own.

  • • Kicking Oil Companies Out of School
    Cambridge University Faculty Wants to Stop Accepting Fossil Fuel Money

    NYT

    Aug. 16, 2022, By Hiroko Tabuch -Over the past decade, students around the world have successfully pressed many universities to sell off their fossil fuel investments. Today, I’m taking a turn as guest host of the Climate Forward newsletter with a bit of news about how that movement is expanding into new territory.

    Faculty and senior staff at the University of Cambridge are poised to vote on a measure that would require the university to stop accepting funding from coal, oil and gas companies.

  • • Pennsylvania School District
    Goes Solar In Big Way — 2 Megawatts
    Fixed Solar Array Fields are One of the Easiest and Lowest Maintenance Ways to Create Grid Electricity From the Sun

    CT

    Aug. 14, 2022, -Any story about cleantech adoption is uplifting, but schools going solar are hard to top. The latest solar school story is a school district up in Central Pennsylvania, Central Columbia School District, going solar in a big way.

    In February 2022, the school board approved plans for nearly 2 megawatts (MW) of solar power. Aside from rooftop solar power systems on the high school, this also includes ground solar power arrays in between the high school, middle school, and elementary school.

  • • 5 Tips for Teaching Green Living Early
    You're Never Too
    Young to Go Green

    Greener Ideal

    Aug. 6, 2022 -Young hearts are captivated by nature’s canvas, especially during the childhood years. Everything is new, exciting and wonderful. Everything is seen with new eyes and seems like a magic trick.

    Children have a special perspective on green spaces and quirky creatures that adults should admire, and encourage.

    Here are five tips for instilling a passion for green living in your kids:

  • • Children On Climate Education
    First Bill Written By
    Children On the Subject

    BBC Logo

    July 21, 2022 -Current teaching is leaving children unprepared to live in a warming world, they warn.

    The extreme heat and wildfires in the UK this week could be normal in the coming decades, scientists say.

    Children currently study climate change in-depth in GCSE geography and science.

  • • Subverting Climate Science in the Texas Classroom
    Oil and Gas Representatives Influence the Standards for Courses and Textbooks, From Kindergarten to 12th Grade

    SA Logo

    July 1, 2022 -In a drab hearing room in Austin, Tex., members of the State Board of Education, seated at small desks arranged in a broad, socially distanced circle, debated whether eighth grade science students should be required to “describe efforts to mitigate climate change.” One board member, a longtime public school science teacher, argued in favor of the proposed new requirement. Another, an in-house attorney for Shell Oil Company, argued to kill it.

  • • NREL Helps Develop Colombia’s Next
    Generation of Renewable Energy Leaders
    Training Young Energy Leaders in Colombia Through Hands-on Training and Education

    CT

    June 14, 2022 -While much of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) campus sat quietly late on a Friday afternoon, one conference room was still bustling with activity. Nearly 20 international visitors sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) were just wrapping up an action-packed, week-long site visit to NREL.

  • • How Public Schools Are Going Net Zero
    Two new Washington, D.C.,
    Schools Aspire to Be Models for
    Efficiency — and Student Equity

    BCL Logo

    May 2, 2022 -The entrance to Washington, D.C.’s newest elementary school building leads right to an open-space library painted in blue, green and yellow, with a makerspace that hangs above like a treehouse. On the side, a massive touchscreen invites students to tap away at an interactive dashboard with real-time data detailing how the building is performing for a new climate reality.

  • • The Importance of Green Energy Research
    Especially in a Modern Society

    Greener Ideal

    Mar. 21, 2022 -It’s no secret that green energy research is critical to the future of our planet. With concerns about climate change and sustainability mounting, governments and private institutions are investing more money into renewable energy research.

  • • Romania Pushes to Add Climate Change Education in Schools
    Grab 'Em While They're Young

    Jan. 11, 2022, (AP NEWS)-Romania’s president wants to add sections on climate change and environmental issues to the national school curriculum to enable students to learn more about the challenges the world faces from climate change.

  • • Why Some Schools Fail to Teach the Climate Science
    This New Book Has the Answers

    Nov. 15, 2021, (The Revelator), -Climate change is likely to color every part of young people’s lives — from the jobs they hold to where they call home. And yet, despite the rise and importance of young climate activists, climate change isn’t even being taught in many U.S. schools.

    Perhaps worse, some teachers are providing misleading, outdated or false information. That’s what journalist Katie Worth found when researching her new book, Miseducation: How Climate Change Is Taught in America.

  • • XPRIZE Carbon Removal Student Award Winners
    XPRIZE & Musk Foundation
    Jointly Made the Announcement

    Nov. 13, 2021, (CleanTechnica)-Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk along with his foundation are funding the XPRIZE Carbon Removal competition, which is aimed at fighting climate change and rebalancing our planet’s carbon cycle.

    This week, XPRIZE announced that $5 million of that prize has been awarded to 23 student-led teams, with 18 of those teams receiving $250,000 to jumpstart their carbon removal projects — and they can also compete in the main competition.

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Institutions

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Youth Taking Action for Nature

Action For Nature
Encouraging young people to take personal action to nurture and protect a healthy environment on which all life depends.

Improving Energy Efficiency•  
alliance to save energy

Empowering schools through energy efficiency

A green school is a
healthy environment conducive to learning
while saving energy, resources and money.

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Center For Green Schools

The U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools awarded Green School the “2012 Greenest School on Earth".

This was an affirmation of the program we provide to enrich and nurture our students.

Become a Cimate
Reality Leader

Climate Reality Logo
Join the millions using their voices and everyday choices to tackle the climate crisis. Just click on the logo to sign up.

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Earth University
Consortium for Sustainablilty

Earth University
Hosted in Costa Rica, this study abroad program is the result of a long–standing partnership between EARTH University and renowned US universities.

Participate with us and expand your cultural boundaries, place yourself ahead of the curve as a professional, and return to your country ready to make a difference.

Eco-Scools USA (sponsored
by the National Wildlife Federation)


Protecting Wildlife, Inspiring Future Generations:
As in nature, we have strength in numbers. National Wildlife Federation works closely with those who span the social and political spectrum, but who are connected
by a common commitment to conservation.

 
Our ability to meet the needs of wildlife is inextricably linked to the amazing individuals, groups, organizations and corporationswe call our supporters.

Together, we form a pack, leveraging our influence to safeguard America’s wildlife and wild places.

Search Online for
Engineering Degree Programs

 Env Eng Degree
Environmental engineers play a very important role in helping to provide future generations with the same environment that we have today. As we continue to learn more about the environment and the effects the world population is having on it, environmental engineering is become a much more popular field.

It is considered to have one of the highest growth rates out of all of the types of engineering fields according to Engineering com , so the future is bright.
Engineering.com

Environmental Science
Degrees and Careers

 Env Science
Those who study environmental science gain a profound understanding of the interconnected systems of the Earth, as well as develop the analytical and problem-solving skills that are needed to tackle the greatest challenges facing the environment today, in order to ensure a better future.

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BS Degrees with a Major in
Alternative and Renewable
Energy Management

 Everglades U
As our modern-day society seeks to be more responsible with our natural resources and less dependent on unsustainable sources of energy, the need for competent professionals with an alternative and renewable energy management degree is on the rise.

EPA Sponsored Classroom
(Environmental Kids Club)

 Environment For Kids
Games, pictures and stories

The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)
—a research institute of the University
of Central Florida (UCF)

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As Florida's energy research institute — with a 35-year history of unique expertise, experience and infrastructure — we are leading research and development efforts to bring our vision of Energy Independence to fruition.

Living Wise - Water Wise - Energy Wise

 Get Wise
Learning to conserve water and energy

Global learning and observations
to Benefit the Environment

 Globe Program
Worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program

Preparing Environmental Stewards
for the 21st century

 Green Ed Foundation
Click the logo to download environmental activities and content.

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Green Schools Initiative

 GEI
The Green Schools Initiative was founded in 2004 by parent-environmentalists who were shocked by how un-environmental their kids' schools were and mobilized to improve the environmental health and ecological sustainability of schools in the U.S. We believe it is essential to protect children's health - at school and in the world beyond school - and we work to catalyze and support "green" actions by kids, teachers, parents, and policymakers to reduce the environmental footprint of schools...

Kid-Friendly Guide to
Earth-Friendly Living

 Green Parent Program
Learn: Get informed about environmental issues so that you can make the best eco-friendly decisions for yourself and your family. Surf the web, pick up a good book (pick up your copy of The Green Parent), or watch a movie (try The Inconvenient Truth or Who Killed The Electric Car?) to arm yourself with knowledge and ideas.

Vote: Use the power of the ballot box to send a clear message to elected officials about your environmental concerns. Browse the environmental record of potential candidates at the League of Conservation Voters and be sure to let them know what you think.

Get Involved: Get involved in the environmental issues that affect your community. Organize a recycling center or used clothing drop-off location. Encourage your local utility company to offer discounts or rebates on energy and water-saving products. Lead a trash clean-up day. Or, write an editorial letter to your local paper about the environment initiatives that could give your community a boost.

Welcome to the Greenest
School on Earth

 Green School of Bali
Green School in Bali, Indonesia provides a natural, holistic and student-centered education in one of the most amazing environments on the planet.

The Environmental
Fellows Program

Harvard Enviornment Center Logo
Harvard is committed to fostering the development of talented scholars with an interest in environmental research. The Environmental Fellows at Harvard work with some of the University's leading faculty, creating linkages across research disciplines and professional schools, and benefit from all that Harvard has to offer.

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A Series of Courses
(Building and powering a cleaner
future through education technology)

 Heat Spring
HeatSpring’s education marketplace offers hundreds of online courses in solar, wind, microgrids, green building and other renewable energy technologies. Any qualified expert can build a course and reach anyone in the world.

To learn more, click • here.

NIEHS Kids Pages

 Kids' Envvironmental Health
Games, stories, riddles, songs, laughs and more

Renewable Energy and
Sustainability Systems Portfolio

 Penn State On Line
Policy changes, technological advances, and an increased awareness of the world's resources are creating a growing need around the globe for advanced expertise in renewable and sustainability systems. There is an urgent need to prepare professionals who can serve as leaders of the emerging "green" economy.

Marine Education and Awareness


By creating and working with the “Marine Educators Network of Northern Peru”, we are connecting over 30 educational institutions and schools and sustainably strengthening teaching in marine education. Our large efforts with children and youth expect to reduce anthropogenic threats to coastal and marine environments in the next decades, time when most of our beneficiary students enter the economically active population.

Rainforest Heroes -
Kids the Earth Can Count On (and more)

 Rainforest Action Network
How we can all get involved in addressing the environmental issues of the planet

Environmental Education

Sierra Club
Projects for young people

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Courses Offered and Links to Others

Smart Energy Education
Offering Energy Education galore!

Design Courses

 SMA Solar Academy

SMA Solar Academy

Become a solar expert. Comprehensive range of seminars on photovoltaics

University of Florida

UF IFAS
UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County provides practical education you can trust, to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. This service is a partnership between the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Sarasota County.

For regular updates on the latest news and happenings at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, sign up to receive our e-newsletters. An Equal Opportunity Institution. Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Nick T. Place, Dean. Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy by clicking • here.

School for the Environment

UMASS Boston
Environmental challenges don’t recognize disciplinary boundaries. Neither does UMass Boston's School for the Environment. We are dedicated to ensuring a sustainable world through our research and academic programs in urban planning, community development, environmental science, marine science, environmental studies, and sustainability.

Solar Training

 US Solar Institure
Featuring, among others, PV101: Solar Fundamentals

Advanced Technologies in Real-Time
Data in Basic and Water Science

Water on the Web
A national Curriculum for High Schools and Colleges

Earth Day Every Day

 The Wilderness Society
A site for teachers and students

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Green Education

 Zen Home School
Do things differently by seeing things differently
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