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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

    • 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.

    • 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


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    • The Top 20 Coolest Schools 2020
      Here’s How They Earned A+ Marks, Despite Unprecedented Challenges

      (SIERRA), Sept. 27, 2020 -In the 14 years since Sierra started ranking colleges according to their eco bona fides and environmental commitments, one thing has become clear: Governments and businesses would be wise to take their cues from higher education. That’s because achieving carbon neutrality, divesting from fossil fuel companies, and incorporating sustainability into both campus operations and gen-ed curriculum have all become practically de rigeur in academia.

      This year, a record 312 institutions participated in our annual Cool Schools rankings—a remarkable feat, given the fact it’s been a school year like no other. Beyond having to suddenly pivot to virtual learning and community-building because of the coronavirus pandemic, many schools had to backtrack. Those that had phased out plastic bags and takeout containers, for example, found themselves having to bring them back to comply with COVID-19 safety protocols. Despite such setbacks, the schools on this list have shown incredible resourcefulness as they have innovated new ways to maintain—and in many cases, further—their sustainability objectives.

      Please join us in congratulating the following 20 tremendously cool schools. They’ve nearly mastered the most crucial subject of all.


      Click now for the list.
    • Solar Power on the Rise at US Schools
      Report Finds an 81% Increase
      in K-12 Schools Using Solar
      Power Over the Last 5 Years.

      (The Daily Climate), Sept. 16, 2020 -When Mount Desert Island High School in Maine decided to use solar power, they turned to the students.

      "We have a [student] club here that helped with the project, helped choose the installer we'd go with," principal Matt Haney told EHN. "They did research on vendors and helped evaluate proposals."

      About a year ago the roughly 550-student high school flipped the switch.

      "We had no pushback at all on solar panels, especially since this essentially cost us nothing," Haney said. "It was a no brainer."


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    • Real Estate Property Developers Must Learn About Solar
      A Crash Course In Solar Energy
      Interconnection Basics Being Given

      (Renewable Energy World), -Sept. 10, 2020, The clock is ticking for real estate property developers if they want to invest in solar energy for residential and commercial properties. Due to Investment Tax Credit (ITC) reduction, property developers need a crash course in interconnecting solar energy at all levels of the electric grid because electrical interconnection complexity increases with solar project size and location.

      Commercial property developers can incorporate carbon-free or “net-zero” goal considerations in community development. The gap in solar energy interconnection feasibility studies should not deter property developers from acting now before the expiration of tax incentives.

      Click now for more info.
    • UMass Amherst Researchers Rewarded
      For Sustainable Energy Transition
      $6.3 Million Has Been Granted

      (Renewable Energy World), -Sept. 2, 2020, A new program at UMass Amherst (UMA) has been awarded two grants totaling $6.3 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to ensure that the transformation of the electric grid is sustainable and benefits all members of society equitably.

      UMA has research experts in energy technology and climate science, as well as scholars in equity and social justice, but these groups have rarely had a chance to collaborate. The new interdisciplinary program, Transition to a Sustainable Energy Future, brings these groups together to solve technical and public policy challenges that have emerged during the green energy shift. This program will use NSF awards to explore and develop pathways so that this transition also promotes the socioeconomic equity of communities.

      Click now for the whole story.

    • Getting Climate Studies Into Schools
      Hardly Enough Time Is Being Spent

      (NY Times Climate Forward), Sept. 2, 2020 -Only 36 states and the District of Columbia include the reality of human-caused climate change in their regulations that outline what students should learn. The rest reference the human role as a possibility or a matter of scientific debate, or omit it entirely.

      Even when climate change is on the syllabus, its coverage isn’t necessarily comprehensive.

      Click now to read all about it.

    • Choosing Earth's Climate Future
      Interactive Session
      (for Grades 9-12)

      PBS Learning Media, Aug. 27, 2020 -Students focus on the three interconnected choices global society faces as Earth’s climate continues to change—suffer, adapt, and mitigate—to analyze and predict current and future impacts to Earth’s systems.

      Using videos excerpted from NOVA: Decoding the Weather Machine, students explore ways that adaptation and mitigation strategies can work at various levels to minimize suffering and then develop an evidence-based action plan for their local community.

      Click now to get educated.

    • Climate Activists Gain Seats on Harvard Oversight Board
      The Candidates Were the
      First Ones Elected Through a
      Petition Campaign Since 1989

      NY Times Climate Forward, Aug. 21, 2020 -Bucking tradition, a group of climate activists has won three seats in an election to an important governing body at Harvard University, the Board of Overseers, the university announced Friday.

      The slate of candidates ran on a platform that included calls for the university to drop fossil fuel investments from its portfolio, part of a divestment movement that has swept college campuses for the better part of a decade.

      Click now to read all about it.

    • Kid Heroes for the Planet
      Who Are These Special Kids?

      April 17, 2020,(TIME for Kids) -Earth Day is April 22. It’s a day when people around the world work to help the planet. But many people, including kids, care deeply about protecting the Earth and its inhabitants every day. TIME for Kids spoke with a few of them. Read about five Kid Heroes for the Planet. Maybe they’ll inspire you to take action, too!

      Click now for the list
      of these special kids.

    • Sustainability Classes in Sarasota (April - Mid-May 2020)
      Education Webinars Courtesy of University of Florida (Sarasota)

      Apr. 7, 2020 (US IFAS Extension) - 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.

      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 here.

    • A Virtual Teach-in on Climate Solutions/Climate Justice
      Bard Center for Environmental
      Policy Leads International Virtual
      Teach-in on Climate Solutions/Justice

      Mar. 27, 2020 (Investorideas.com) -On the evening of Tues, April 7, the Center for Environmental Policy at Bard College (Bard CEP0) will lead a virtual teach-in on climate solutions and climate justice, focusing on ambitious but feasible state and local solutions to help solve climate change by 2030. The teach-in is part of Bard CEP's Solve Climate by 2030.

      The project features 50 university-led webinars in almost every U.S. state, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico, and at international sites in South America, Asia, and Europe through the Open Society University Network. "As learning and activism moves online, it is essential to continue teaching about this central global issue," says Bard CEP Director Eban Goodstein. "This April 7 teaching event is designed to engage secondary education, higher education, and local communities across the nation and around the world in a critical discussion about local climate solutions."

      The state-level teach-ins are free and open to the public. For more information, including start times, and to register for your local teach-in, visit solveclimateby2030.org. Solve Climate By 2030 is made possible by support from Clif Bar & Company.

    • Climate Education Empowers Students to Action
      Students In Action
      on Climate Change

      Mar. 17, 2020 (Allegheny Front) -One way that schools can provide climate change education to their students is with some outside help. That’s how Woodland Hills School District in Allegheny County became the first in Pennsylvania to pass a climate change resolution.

      The school district’s climate change efforts first started when Communitopia, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that aims to slow climate change and build resilient communities through education, did a presentation for 8th graders at Woodland Hills last school year.

      Click now to read or listen to the story.

    • A Geothermal Powered Education Center In Lousiville
      Geothermal-powered Education CenterWaterfront Botanical Gardens

      Feb. 26, 2020 (inhabitat) —A notorious old landfill in Louisville, Kentucky is being transformed into the new Waterfront Botanical Gardens, a verdant 23.5-acre site designed by architecture firm Perkins + Will. At the heart of the newly opened gardens is the 6,000-square-foot Graeser Family Education Center — also designed by Perkins + Will — that features an organic, sinuous form evocative of the nearby Ohio River. Engineered for a small environmental footprint, the energy-efficient building is powered with geothermal energy.

      Opened last fall as part of the first phase of the Waterfront Botanical Gardens, the Graeser Family Education Center doubles as an events venue that seamlessly connects to an outdoor landscaped plaza.

    • Denmark's Green School Emphasizes Sustainability
      Denmark School Where
      Education Is All About Sustainability

      Feb. 19, 2020 (Deutsche Welle) — At the Green Free School in Copenhagen, you're more likely to find pupils repairing a bicycle or doing urban farming than sitting in front of a blackboard. Could a different approach to learning spark a green transition?

      A dozen children are sitting in a circle when the bell rings. Instead of rushing to their next class, the children close their eyes.

      "Raise your hand when you can no longer hear a sound," says their teacher, holding a pair of bronze cymbals — the kind you might find in a Buddhist temple. One by one, their hands go up.

      At the Green Free School (Den Gronne Friskole), in Copenhagen, educating children for a world affected by climate change begins with putting them in the right frame of mind — literally. Classes here include urban farming and often start with mindfulness training.

    • Student Led - Zero Waste Solutions for a Sustainable Future
      Zero Waste: Solutions
      for a Sustainable Future

      Jan. 29, 2020 (University of California - Berkeley)—"Zero Waste: Solutions for a Sustainable Future" is an award-winning, crash-course Everything We Can Do to Save The Planet 101 that aims to equip its students with the tools necessary for changing the fate of humanity. We begin with an in-depth look at consumption, waste streams, and the materials that modern society is made of.

      Following that, we delve into the circular economy, cradle-to-cradle design, the industrialization of modern food, sustainable cities & architecture, climate change & politics, decarbonization, and more. This course is solutions-based, with scalable actions that you can implement in your life, community, and career to properly address the ecological crisis. Past students agree that it will invariably change your life and make you see the world differently.

      Learning Objectives:
      • Students are equipped to make informed personal and political decisions regarding the topics discussed in class.
      • Students have learned to view every resource as valuable and limited.
      • Students leave the class feeling inspired and capable of making positive change in the world.

    • Solar Schools & Electric Buses: Good Start
      What Are Schools Doing to Go Green?

      Inside Climate News Jan. 30, 2019 -

      Click now to read more from
      the NY Times Climate forward.

    • Teens Want to Learn About Climate Change (In School)
      One Teen Grapples With Her
      Questions About Climate Change

      Sept. 19, 2019 (Allegheny Front)- Kayonia Sowell is one of the many Pennsylvania students who haven’t been taught about climate change in school.

      She says she didn’t learn about climate change in elementary school, or in her three years at Pittsburgh Public Schools, where climate change is taught in-depth in 4th and 6th grades. A climate change component was added to the district’s 9th grade biology curriculum this year. But Sowell, now in 10th grade, didn’t have those classes.

      Click now to learn what she thinks
      about her climate education so far.

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    • The Top 20 Coolest Schools 2019
      The Top 20 Coolest Schools 2019

      Sep. 3, 2019 (Sierra Club) — Since 2006, Sierra has been ranking colleges according to which ones offer the best sustainability-focused courses, ecofriendly cafeteria provisions, and carbon-neutral land and energy policies, as well as the most opportunities to engage with the environmental movement. Since 2007, sustainability measures that once seemed cutting-edge have become the norm, and we've seen schools effect real change across their communities, regions, and states.

      This year, a record 282 schools vied to become the eco-savviest in all of academia. Please join us in congratulating the tremendously cool—and diverse—schools topping their class in the most crucial subject of all.

      Click now for an impressive list.

    • Education and Sustainability in One Package
      The Akshar Foundation Is Creating
      Sustainable Schools to Teach
      Children Important Life Skills

      Inhabitat, May 24, 2019  - Based in Assam, India, the Akshar Foundation is on a mission to create a new type of sustainable school with its unique education model. The education reform initiative strives to create government schools that are eco-friendly, low-cost and centered in building the most successful environment for children to learn and grow.

      Click now for the story and a slideshow.

    • Journalism Institute for Teens
      ICN Expands Summer
      Journalism Institute for Teens

      InsideClimate News, Jan. 30, 2019 -Colleges in Maine and New York City will host two-week workshops for budding environmental writers in July 2019..

      InsideClimate News is expanding its summer Institute for Environmental Journalism in 2019 to include a boarding course in Bar Harbor, Maine, along with its day program in New York City.

      Both feature rigorous hands-on coursework for students entering 10th through 12th grade in the fall of 2019, as well as graduating high school seniors. The program serves students who are looking for an introduction to environmental journalism and those who want to practice their skills and deepen their knowledge with one-to-one mentoring from professional journalists. Need-based financial aid is available by applying to the institute's Hollywood Foreign Press Association Scholarship Fund.

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    • Learn About Green Living While Young
      5 Tips for Teaching
      Green Living Early

      July 20, 2018 - Read about the following tips:
      1. Why you are never too young to go green
      2. Monkey See, Monkey Do
      3. Give them Responsibility
      4. Tour the Facilities
      5. Experiment! Have fun!

      Click now for a further
      look from  The Greener Ideal.

    • Informed, But Not Brainwashed
      Texas Railroad Commissioner
      Thinks the Opposite is True

      May 11, 2018 - “We’re teaching our kids negative things — we’re pre-biasing them.”

      Wayne Christian recently claimed the reason Millennials like me care about solving climate change and aren’t elbowing each other for jobs in the oil and gas industry is because our entire generation has been brainwashed. Brainwashed? If true, it’d be a national emergency. After all, who could so effectively organize such an epic conspiracy to brainwash the 91 percent of us who accept climate change is happening?

      Click now for more
      from the Texas Tribune.
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    • Downplaying Environment Education
      Some States Downplay Teaching
      Climate Change. Teachers
      See ‘educational malpractice’

      Feb. 20, 2018 - Teaching climate change in schools is a hot-button issue in a number of states, including Idaho and New Mexico, where lawmakers have tried to weaken or dismantle science standards crafted by educators and scientists. Amid a climate-change skeptical Trump administration, legislators cite a concern about one-sided arguments. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports.

      Click now for more from PBS News.

    • Geothermal Scholarships
      2017 Geothermal Resources
      Council Scholarships Announced

      Feb 6, 2017 - To qualify for one of these awards a student must be a GRC member (student memberships are only $5 per year) as well as be a student in an accredited academic institution.

    • Solar & Higher Ed - a New Partnership
      Higher Education and Solar Energy:
      A Partnership Whose Time Has Come

      Dec. 29, 2017 - At campuses across the country, a few early adopters took the lead with solar projects demonstrating how the technology worked predictably and reliably. Unfortunately, many of these projects were not economic, but rather showpieces or research opportunities.

      While well intentioned, these initiatives resulted in the mistaken view held by institutional decision makers that solar projects are a nice (but unaffordable) “luxury.” This perspective is no longer accurate, as technological progress has combined with innovative financing and large-scale manufacturing to usher us into an era of economically viable solar projects. We must get the word out that large-scale solar can be deployed cost-effectively today on campuses across the country. 

      Click now for the story from Renewable Energy World.

    • Solar Job Training for South Carolina
      Cypress Creek to
      Launch a $1.5b Project

      Nov, 6, 2017 - Cypress Creek Renewables is set to launch a partnership with Greenville Technical College in order to grow South Carolina’s PV workforce and spur the state’s economy. This partnership will assist the state’s PV sector by helping to train and prepare the next generation of energy workers.

      In addition to this PV job training initiative, Cypress Creek is also putting forward a plan to invest over US$1.5 billion to develop and build 2GW of solar across 80 projects in South Carolina. Together, these 80 projects will create nearly 10,000 construction jobs and power over 600,000 homes with renewable energy.

      Click to read more.

    • A Bronx Teacher's Green Classroom
      How He Started a
      Green Classroom Revolution

      September 6, 2017 - Have you ever been in a position to change the world, or at least your small slice of it? Did you do it? Did you take the risks that would make a difference in the lives of others? If something held you back — unfavorable odds, fear of failure, lack of courage or something else — then Stephen Ritz's "The Power of a Plant" is for you.

    • Eco-Schools & Tanglewood Middle
      Eco-Schools USA and Tanglewood
      Middle School – The Perfect Match

      July 13, 2017 -(as expressed by Gib Hennington) The Eco-Schools USA program, National Wildlife Federation’s core Education for Sustainability program, is a great fit for Tanglewood Middle School in Houston ISD. We are an international Baccalaureate school so we strive to develop students who will build a better world, who will take responsibility of their own learning, who are challenged to think critically and who consider both local and global contexts.

    • It’s a School, and it Floats!
      Solar Powered Floating
      Educational Opportunity On
      The Miami Science Barge

      Aug. 3, 2016 -The Miami Science Barge, a 3,600 square foot barge docked in the Museum Park in Biscayne Bay, was designed to focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and sustainability initiatives. It features three interconnecting zones which will educate visitors on a number of topics including living ecosystems, marine experiments, and renewable energy.

      JinkoSolar’s high-efficiency modules will be powering the Barge, allowing it to function completely off the grid. Aboard the Miami Science Barge there will be around 75 kWh of storage, enough for a total of 3 days’ worth of stored energy. There will be a cost savings of over $1,000 per year, which will be used towards ensuring that the Barge’s programs can be provided free to those with limited financial means.

      Click now for more
      from Solar Thermal Magazine.

    • Solar Schoolhouse - a Bright, Sunny Idea
      Solar Schoolhouse -
      Education Energized by the Sun

      - They’ve created Team Solar Schoolhouse and encouraging you and your students (friends & family too) to join Team Solar Schoolhouse when you set up a personal profile on the Drawdown EcoChallenge website. There are a wide variety of challenges to explore and commit to action, from Food, to Transportation, Clean Energy, Women & Girls, Buildings, Materials. Anyone motivated to Spring into Action can join Team Solar Schoolhouse for the Drawdown EcoChallenge.

      Click now for more information.

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    • M.I.T. Energy Initiative
      Linking Science, Innovation,
      & Policy to Transform the
      World's Energy Systems

      The MIT Energy Initiative is MIT’s hub for energy research, education, and outreach. Our mission is to create low- and no-carbon solutions that will efficiently meet global energy needs while minimizing environmental impacts and mitigating

      Click to get educated.

    • Certified "Green" Schools 101
      Clark County is #1 for
      Certified Green Schools:

      The County was honored for having more certified green schools than any in the state, with 68 participating in the program and 38 certified. Almost 300 schools in Washington participate in the program.


     

    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.

     
    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.

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    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

    PBS Learning Media

    Bring the World to Your Classroom

    PBS and your local station have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for teachers like you.

    Click on the logo above for much more information.
     

    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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