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  • Green Business Bureau (GBB) - The mission of the Green Business Bureau is to foster environmental awareness among businesses and promote business practices that are both environmentally responsible and commercially beneficial. We serve as a national third-party program that provides certification for businesses that follow environmentally responsible practices. The GBB offers businesses an easy to use tool and clear roadmap to become eco-efficient, one step at a time. By going green you not only save the environment, but also save on energy and material costs. Enjoy the increased visibility and marketing advantage that come with being part of our nationally recognized network of green friendly businesses. Not every business can be perfectly green, but every business can start. Become an Environmentally Friendly Company!


  • Free Courses at the SDG Academy - Readers interested in learning about sustainable development may want to check out these free graduate-level MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) offered by SDG Academy, a program from the United Nations' Sustainable Development Solutions Network. These interactive online courses are designed to "cover the headline issues and a multitude of interdisciplinary topics related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, a set of aims and targets adopted by member states of the United Nations in 2015," with each course aligning with one or more of these goals. For example, the course entitled "Macroeconomics for a Sustainable Planet" adheres to Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, while the introductory course "The Age of Sustainable Development" is relevant to all 17 goals. The instructors for SDG Academy's courses are experts drawn from universities, institutes, and organizations around the world, such as New York University, the University of Oxford, and the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Most of the courses are self-paced and can be completed anytime, while some are instructor-paced and have specific start and end dates. All of SDG Academy's courses can be accessed and completed for free via the edX platform, and learners also have the option to purchase certificates verifying course completion. Visit this site. (From the Scout Report, 2019)

  • Looking for a Career in Conservation - Those interested in transitioning to a conservation career will want to check out this vocational hub. Dr. Nick Askew directs Conservation Careers, relying on 20 years of conservation sector experience to assist those new to the field. While personalized features of the site require a membership (and a monthly fee), readers can still enjoy many resources for free. Read more.

  • Read the Environmental News - The Environmental News Network (ENN) is one of the oldest, and most unbiased sources of online environmental news on the web. Visit their site.




  • Green Education & Sustainability Courses & Certificates - Are you interested in learning more about Eco Friendly Living & Going Solar? Maybe you are a professional seeking sustainable development & new technology training. Our Green Ed Catalog offers a wide variety of online programs that we continually add to. Both general, informational courses and technical certificates are included in our online catalog. Many of the programs listed are approved by governing bodies such as the U.S. Green Building Council. The courses listed are geared for anytime, anywhere learning and application. Visit the Delamere Institute of Online Learning.


  • Training in Environmental & Wetlands Management - We provide discipline-focused education and training in environmental and wetlands management. At home or in the field, The Swamp School has a course designed expressly for you from the recognized environmental scientist and instructor, Marc Seelinger. Online, classroom and field course offerings are focused on your environmental needs.Visit The Swamp School



  • The Rocky Mountain Institute - This non-profit organization fosters the efficient and retroactive use of natural resources to create a more secure, prosperous and life-sustaining world. They provide some excellent education material related to solar energy. Click here



  • Green Peace International - Our firm is a member of this organization and recommend that you read the recent report, "Cheap Solar Energy Is Possible, So Why Have We Not Got It?" Also the report, "Solar Power and Commercial Buildings- Unlocking the Power of Our Cities." To download the report, click here


  • Environmental Building News - Buildings have a tremendous impact on the environment, both during construction and during their operation. The term "green building" is s loosely defined collection of land-use, building design, and construction strategies that reduce these environmental impacts. The benefits of "building green" include.
    • Reducing energy consumption
    • Protection of the ecosystem, and
    • Occupants' health and safety.
If you are concerned about the issue of the environment and the benefits of promoting and using "green building" we encourage you to visit this website for the latest information and updates on this subject. Click Here

  • Chelsea Green Books - This Company has been the publishing leader for books on the politics and practice of sustainable living for many years. They publish foundational books on gardening and agriculture, renewable energy, green building, food & health, nature and the environment, politics & social justice, ethical business practices, simple living, as well as a science writers & science series. Chelsea Green Publishing


  • Renewable Energy Systems, Wind Turbines & Solar Panels - We are the #1 online destination for Renewable Energy Products, Professionals and Financing. We not only retail small renewable energy systems, wind turbines, and solar panels; for larger installations we connect you to renewable energy professionals in your area. Through our extensive relationships in the renewable energy industry we deliver consumers the highest quality products, services and information. GoGreenSolar.com - #1 online destination for solar panels & wind power!

  • Clary-Meuser Research Network (CMRN) - Learn2Map Tutorial and Downloadable Maps - What is CMRN? Simply put, their mission is to provide the information, tools, resources and expertise to enhance personal growth and knowledge and empower you in your efforts towards improving environmental and social conditions. This site will also assist you in research, analyze and to communicate the various facets of environmental health and social problems, solutions, and achievements. For more details, click here.



  • The Global Warming Debate - A recent submission by one of our contributors posed the question, Is Global Warming having an impact on the environment? Recent meetings of world leaders at a Global Climate Summit has brought this subject into the news once again.

    • Global warming - the effect many believe is responsible for a warming of the Earth's atmosphere- raises the question, that it is caused by greenhouse gas emissions, such as road-traffic pollutants. It is also feared that it will lead to more floods, droughts, cyclones and infectious diseases, unless controls are enforced by the world leaders. A number of organizations, including our friends at the World Wildlife Fund, have produced a world map illustrating evidence pointing to global warming. Click Here

    • For a more text based information site, which answers questions such as "Who's Facing Up to the Climate Change?" Visit the site of "Friends of the Earth" Click Here



  • Be Informed About "Green Building" Materials & Designs - You need to be informed regarding the latest information on the design and use of "green building materials" and make your contribution to preserving the environment, no matter which country you live in. Also to have knowledge and understanding of the value of using such items as re-cycled plastic "timber", composting toilets, insulation materials, plus other valuable steps you can take. Our partner supplies, manuals, CD-ROMs and books related to this important subject. Titles include, "Green Building Materials: A Guide to Product Selection and Specification", "Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings", " Prescriptions for a Healthy House" (Highlighted Book of the Month) plus many more. Iris Communications Inc., which also operates "Oikos.com", distributes all orders for these items. We have read many of these excellent, informative books, and recommend using this information in your efforts to preserve the environment.

    • Book of the Month "PRESCRIPTIONS FOR A HEALTHY HOUSE" - This guide to healthy building identifies the full range of potential indoor health problems and then offers solutions. The book is organized around the CSI Masterformat and, throughout, the authors provide specification language for construction documents. Only $19. Search the Iris Catalog for this book and other publications on building with the environment in mind.



  • Online Courses in Environmental, Health & Safety - An updated series of home study courses have recently been released by our associate "Delamere Institute of Online Learning" covering these vital areas if environmental issues related to health and safety.

    • OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) 8-Hour "Hazwoper" Refresher Course (Ref: MTC 2100) The goal of this OSHA mandated training is to provide personnel involved with the clean up of hazardous waste sites the knowledge to safely work in a hazardous environment. This course is intended to assist in satisfying the annual training requirement of the "Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response" (HAZWOPER) rules.

    • DOT (Department of Transportation) Hazardous Materials Transportation Course (Ref:MTC 2101) This course covers the fundamentals of shipping hazardous materials. Our 10-step approach encompasses all of the activities, which must be addressed when preparing a hazardous material for shipment The course meets the requirements for training as specified in 49 CFR 172 Subpart H, including testing of participants. This course does not cover driver training as required for each HAZMAT employee who will operate a motor vehicle.

    • Hazardous Waste Management and Shipping for Environmental Professionals (Ref:MTC 2103) This course includes a history and overview of hazardous waste management laws and regulations, a guide to complying with the myriad of hazardous waste regulations including how to recognize hazardous wastes, how to manage waste correctly on site, how to properly select, label and mark waste containers, how to prepare shipments for transport to treatment, storage and disposal facilities, and how to properly keep records for compliance and enforcement. In addition, this course includes a discussion of the DOT's regulations for shipping supplies, equipment and samples related to hazardous waste site investigations and remediation activities.

    • To review the full contents of the above courses and for more details go to the "Online Courses Page" click here and select the section in the Course catalog "Environmental, Health & Safety." For more details click here



  • The Rocky Mountain Institute - This non-profit organization fosters the efficient and retroactive use of natural resources to create a more secure, prosperous and life-sustaining world. They provide some excellent education material related to solar energy. Click here



  • Green Peace International - Our firm is a member of this organization and recommend that you read the recent report, "Cheap Solar Energy Is Possible, So Why Have We Not Got It?" Also the report, "Solar Power and Commercial Buildings- Unlocking the Power of Our Cities." To download the report, click here

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