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Environmental And Natural Resources Technology (EARTh) Center
This national center promotes and supports environmental and energy technology education to address the needs of the national and global workforce.

At Home With Green
The California Association of Realtors® Web site provides information to homeowners, Realtors® and the general public on how to green their living spaces. Included are sections that provide insight into how to green your home, your office and your life.
Our mission is to provide all Californians with the tools they need to voluntarily reduce global warming pollution. See:

  • Local Government Tool Kit
  • Small Business Tool Kit

High Road Strategy Center
A national policy center and field laboratory for economic development. Includes links to presentations and materials from the Midwest Conference on Labor in the New Economy with topics that include sustainability jobs, job training for the green economy, and green schools.

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
A comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Environmental Defense Fund
We are a global nonprofit organization tackling climate change – the greatest challenge of our time. Our bold, game-changing solutions put people at the center of all we do. Trying to break into a sustainability job? Tune in to our miniseries – six short episodes with pro tips to help you find a planet-saving career. Go ahead, envision your own green career, or help someone else with theirs today. Our green jobs hub will make your search for a mission-driven job as easy as possible. Visit our site today!

The leading resource on how to align environmental responsibility with business success.

  • Companies: Southern California Edison, CSA International
  • Educators: NYIT, U.C. Berkeley, Shoreline Community College, Boston Architectural College, Tufts University
  • Non-Profits: Blue-Green Alliance, the Apollo Alliance, 1-Sky, 350 org, Eco-justice, the Center for American Progress, and the David Suzuki Foundation

Green SealTM  Pilot Sustainability Standard for Companies
A non-profit organization devoted to environmental standard setting; certification of products, services, and companies; and public education. Green Seal’s mission is to work towards environmental sustainability by identifying and promoting environmentally responsible products, purchasing, and production.

NGA State Green Economy Profiles
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) has commissioned Collaborative Economics Inc. (CEI) to prepare a profile of each state’s “green” economy. This data is designed to provide a detailed, empirical account of your state’s existing assets across multiple green sectors and serve as a foundation for identifying future growth areas and related needs.

The SEED Center
A leadership initiative, resource center, and online sharing environment for community colleges to ramp up programs for America's workforce and build the green economy.

The Pew Charitable Trusts
Established a Global Climate Change web site, with extensive information on climate change, energy efficiency, and more for the national and internationally.

The Source for Renewable Energy
A comprehensive buyers guide and business directory to more than 14,000 renewable energy businesses and organizations worldwide. Locate renewable energy businesses by geographic location, by product type, by business type and by business name, or search for renewable energy businesses using keywords.

The U.S. Green Building Council
A 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation. This is the place to:

  • Certify your green building
  • Join USGBC as an organization
  • Join a chapter as an individual
  • Sign up for courses and workshops
  • Purchase LEED Reference Guides
  • Learn about Greenbuild 2009
  • Sign up for e-newsletters
  • Become a LEED AP
  • Explore green building research