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Keeping It Green

(There's no Planet B)

  • • You'd Better Sit Down Kids
    Talk To Your Kids
    About the Environment

    Click here to download a free PDF providing you with the information you need to inform your children about the environment, the dangers, and what can be done to solve the problems.

  • • Code Changes For Solar Installerst
    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 for HeatSpring’s Photovoltaic Systems and the 2017 NEC course, the 40-Hour Advanced Solar PV Installer Training, and others.

  • • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sarasota, Fl Energy Upgrade Training
    Energy Upgrade Training

    Are you interested in learning how to save energy and water while helping low income families in our community? Become an Energy Coach! Following our Energy Upgrade training, Energy Coaches (trainees) will be required to assist in energy education and installations to families in need throughout Sarasota County.

    Training topics include: • Green building basics • Solar energy basics • Building impacts on human health • Energy & water conservation techniques • How-to perform energy evaluations • Hands on in-home energy installs • Low and No-cost Energy Upgrade strategies • Financial assistance for energy improvements

    Click now to sign up for EventBrite classes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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]

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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

    Inside Climate NewsJan. 30, 2019 -

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Ten Coolest Schools
    The 10 Coolest Schools:

    (Compiled by the Sierra Club). Click now for a cool experience.


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below for more information


Course or Study

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

Youth Taking
Action for Nature

alliance to save energy

Empowering schools through energy efficiency

Green Schools
Free Resources for Educators

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.

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

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.

Become a Cimate
Reality Leader

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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.

Earth University
Consortium for Sustainablilty

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.

Eco-Scools USA
(sponsored by the
National Wildlife Federation

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.

Search Online for
Engineering Degree Programs

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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.

Environmental Science
Degrees and Careers

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.

BS Degrees with a Major in
Alternative and Renewable
Energy Management

Environment For Kids
Games, pictures and stories

EPA Sponsored Classroom
(Environmental Kids Club)

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.

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

Get Wise
Learning to conserve water and energy

Living Wise - Water Wise
- Energy Wise

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

Global learning and
observations to
Benefit the Environment

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Green Ed Foundation

Click the logo to download environmental activities and content.

Preparing Environmental Stewards for
the 21st century


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...

Green Scholls Initiative





Green Parent Program

Kid-Friendly Guide to
Earth-Friendly Living

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.

Welcome to the Greenest
School on Earth

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.

The Environmental
Fellows Program

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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.

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

Kids' Envvironmental Health

Games, stories, riddles, songs, laughs and more

NIEHS Kids Pages

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.

Renewable Energy
and Sustainability
Systems Portfolio

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.

Marine Education
and Awareness

Rainforest Action Network

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

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

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Sierra Club
Projects for young people

Environmental Education

SMA Solar Academy
Comprehensive range of seminars on photovoltaics

Design Courses

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.

School for the Environment

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

Solar Training

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

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

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The Wilderness Society
A site for teachers and students

Earth Day Every Day

Zen Home School
Do things differently by seeing things differently

Green Education