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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

  • • Study Climate Change:
    Science, Society and Solutions

    May 15, 2023, (University of Manchester - Our climate is changing. How we mitigate climate change and adapt to live in a changing climate are fundamental questions for society.

    This interdisciplinary program is led by the Department of Geography, with contributions from around the University, including the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.

  • • 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)

  • • Those Rare Earth Metals in Your Junk Drawer
    And That's a Good Thing

    NYT

    Jan. 22, 2024 -They’re critical for renewable energy, and a new study says recovering them from old cellphones and other waste could help meet the demand.

    Only about 1 percent of rare earth metals in old electronic products are currently reused or recycled, researchers estimate.

  • • Reading, Writing, Math … and Climate Change?
    A Growing Number of States Seek to Incorporate Climate Change Into School Lesson Plans

    NYT

    Jan. 22, 2024 -Third graders at Public School 103 in the north Bronx sat on a rug last month while their teacher, Kristy Neumeister, led a book discussion.

    The book, “Rain School,” is about children who live in a rural region of Chad, a country in central Africa. Every year, their school must be rebuilt because storms wash it away.

  • • Smart Grid Modeling Collaboration Launched in Appalachia
    Tennessee Tech University is Leading a Three-Year Project Across Appalachia to Develop Smart Grid Modeling and Testing Services.

    PGI

    Jan. 18, 2024 -Tennessee Tech University is leading a three-year project across Appalachia to develop smart grid modeling and testing services.

    Click now for the rest of the story.

  • • ComEd’s Career Training Program For Clean Energy Transition
    The First Graduating Class

    PGI

    Dec. 5, 2023 -ComEd announced the first graduating class of the 10-week Power Up Academy, a new career training program launched in partnership with local workforce agency Revolution Workshop to prepare job seekers for entry-level technical-related roles to support the clean energy transition in Illinois.

    Click now for the rest of the story.

  • • Texas Don't Need No Climate Textbooks
    Republican-Controlled School
    Board Votes to Ban Them

    TGL

    Nov. 17, 2023 -Republican-controlled education board voted on Friday not to include several climate textbooks in the state science curriculum.

    The 15-member board rejected seven out of 12 for eighth-graders. The approved textbooks are published by Savvas Learning Company, McGraw Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Accelerate Learning and Summit K-12.

  • • Florida Does Not Have a Monopoly on 'Woke'
    Texas Republicans Target Climate Science in Textbooks Ahead of Education Board Vote

    ICN

    Nov. 10, 2023 -Just a week after Texas voters approved billions of dollars to build new gas-fired power plants, the state’s education board will decide if it wants schools using science textbooks that acknowledge that burning fossil fuels warms the planet.

    The Texas Board of Education could vote as early as next Tuesday on whether it will recommend state school districts to use a batch of new science textbooks, which include accurate descriptions of the causes and effects of climate change.

  • • College Students Can Go Green and Save Money
    Here Are Ten Ways

    GI

    Aug. 26, 2023 -The new generation of young people hitting colleges marks a break from previous generations in terms of cultural diversity, lifestyles, use of technology, and Eco-consciousness.

    Gen-Z students are ready to make ethical, organic, and environment-friendly product choices, and they have a strong desire to live more sustainably than their parents do.

  • • A Climate Change Workshop
    How's That For a Fun Night Out?

    NYT

    Aug. 19, 2023 -On a recent summer evening in central Paris, a handful of people trickled into a trendy Brazilian bar blasting bossa nova, passed customers toasting with caipirinhas and headed for a wooden staircase in the back. They emerged into a small room featuring a table strewn with large printed cards that showed charts explaining the science behind climate change.

  • • How is Sign Language Adapting to Climate Change?
    Even the Deaf Have a Right to Know

    BBC Logo

    Aug. 11, 2023 -For deaf children, teachers and scientists, talking about things like "greenhouse gases" or "carbon footprint" used to mean spelling out long, complex scientific terms, letter by letter.

    Now they are among 200 environmental science terms that have their own new official signs in British Sign Language (BSL).

  • • Dominion Ohio Wants Teachers
    to Understand Energy Efficiency
    They're Learning About Energy Efficiency as Part of a New Educational Program Funded By Dominion Energy

    PGI

    July 25, 2023 -In a teach the teacher setting, educators are traveling to Dominion Energy Ohio’s technical training center this week to learn about energy conservation and efficiency.

    The utility is partnering with the Ohio Energy Project (OEP), an educational non-profit that will deliver a half-day e3 Smart Program in late July.

  • • These 7-Year-Olds Have Climate Solutions
    New Jersey is the First State To Require That Climate Change Be Taught at All Grade Levels

    NYT

    June 15, 2023 - Standing at the front of her classroom at Slackwood Elementary School north of Trenton, N.J., one afternoon in June, Michelle Liwacz asked her first graders to consider a problem: Antarctica is getting warmer. What could the penguins that live there do to adapt?

    Click now to see how they replied.

  • • Why Sustainability Education Is Important
    Its Positive Impact On Individuals, Communities, and the Planet.

    GI

    June 8, 2023 -In today’s rapidly changing world, sustainability education has gained immense significance. It plays a crucial role in shaping the minds of individuals, fostering a deeper understanding of environmental challenges, and empowering them to make informed decisions that contribute to a sustainable future.

  • • A Bill That Would Restrict
    College Discussions of Climate Policies
    Students and Faculty
    at Ohio State Respond

    ICN

    May 31, 2023 - Keely Fisher chose to pursue her Ph.D. at Ohio State University because she wanted to learn about climate change from a world-class faculty.

    Now one year into her program, she wonders if she belongs here.

  • • Job-Training Programs in the Illinois
    Clean Energy and Construction Sectors
    The State's Investing Millions to Create “Thousands” of New Skilled Workers to Help it Reach its Clean-Energy Goals

    ICN

    Apr. 29, 2023 -Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announced $16 million in funds last week toward clean energy workforce development programs and boosting diversity in the industry.

    The announcement builds on Illinois’ passage of the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act in 2021, which set ambitious plans for phasing out fossil fuels and made Illinois the first state in the Midwest to set such goals.

  • • Looking for a Climate Career?
    Gigaton Might Have the Answer

    NYT

    Apr. 28, 2023 -What if you want to make a ton of money and also help reduce a gigaton of planet-scorching greenhouse gas emissions?

    That’s where The Gigaton comes in, brainchild of three Stanford Business School students: Joseff Kolman, 28; Georgia Kossoff, 27; and Stella Liu, 30.

  • • The New UK College Dedicated to Climate Crisis
    Black Mountains College in Wales Aims to Prepare Students for Life During a Planetary Emergency

    Guardian

    Feb. 11, 2023 -The lecture theatre was once a cowshed, the study centre is an old farmhouse living room and the classrooms are mostly outdoors: welcome to the newest higher educational college in Britain.

    The former farm that is Black Mountains College campus is a core part of an insurgent institution that is the first entirely dedicated to adapting to the climate emergency.

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Institutions

(listed alphabetically)
Click on the institution logo
below for more information

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)

 FSEC_Logo
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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