Education & Training

The following are links to selected education & training web sites with a focus on 'green' technology and business solutions:
  • Coursera - Offering Free Online Courses in Environmental Stusies from major universities.
  • edX - Offering Free Online courses in Environmental Studies from major universities.
  • EnergyStar Training Center - A resource center helping for EnergyStar partners improve their sales effectiveness, assess home energy use, and make homes more energy efficient.
  • EnviroEducation - An online directory of environmental schools for campus and online degree programs including in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Environmental Education, etc.
  • Green Building Education & Training - Education and training programs developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
  • Green Computing Training & Certification - Training & certification programs offered by the Green Computing Initiative (GCI) for computer professionals.
  • National Alternative Fuel Training Consortium - The NAFTC is the only nationwide alternative fuel vehicle and advanced technology vehicle training organization in the U.S. offering training programs, webcasts, etc.
  • National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) Programs - A site where green-minded teens can share ideas with their peers, learn about green careers and college programs and more.
  • Renewable Energy Education & Work Force Development Programs  - A web site for those wanting to improve their skills, looking for a mid-career change, or seeking universities, training centers and other organizations that offer clean technology classes, degrees, and other opportunities at all levels.
  • Solar & Renewable Energy Training - A web site dedicated to providing hands-on and online solar training and renewable energy education and certification programs for trainers and installers. 
  • Sustainable Energy Education & Training (SEET)  - Providing professional training for upper level high school and community college technology instructors to help build the capacity of energy and environmental technicians to meet the challenges of energy sustainability in the 21st century workplace.

* Based on personal experience, a good starting point for most people is to read some of the Complete Idiot's Guide or Dummies Guide series of books on Alternative Energy.  See

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