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For Educators and Students:

NREL NREL Wind for Schools Project

A fun, kid-friendly project exploring the science of wind energy in the classroom. The website offers free curriculum materials in addition to teacher workshops, wind kits, and ideas for science projects related to wind energy.
Energy Star for K-12 School Officials:

Website for educators and administrators. Find out what other Schools are doing, prepare an "energy strategy" for your school, free online training session, free software to analyze the energy performance of your school, and more.
Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHIPS)

Organization promoting construction of energy efficient, healthy, and comfortable schools. Publish a "Best Practice Manual" for the design and construction of school building.
Renewable Energy Lesson Plans from

Extensive lesson plans available online for elementary through high school. Lesson plans include teacher resource guides, reading passages for students, and worksheets in an easy-to-download format.
Building Green Schools Resource List

Compressive listing of organizations and web-based resources for all things related to green schools.
Energy Kids

"Wind With Miller"

Fun and amusing interactive website for kids and adults.

Wind Resources:

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)

Leading organization promoting wind energy in the United States. Website includes information for industry, educators, and consumers.
Danish Wind Industry Association

Leading organization promoting wind energy in Europe. Website includes information for industry, educators, and consumers.
ASES Home ASES Small Wind Division
Canadian Wind Energy Association (CANWEA)

Leading organization promoting wind in Canada.
Mapping the Wind

Solar Resources:

ASES Home American Solar Energy Society (ASES)

Leading organization promoting solar energy in the United States. Help to organize "American Solar Energy Tour" as well as publishing "Solar Today" magazine. Also covers some wind, but is primarily focused on solar passive, thermal and solar PV.

State and Federal Incentives:

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)

Save money on renewable energy! Discover and research state government, national, and utilities-based incentives for renewable energy and conservation projects on this comprehensive database.

Green Building:

U.S. Green Building Council

National non-profit organization promoting a healthy, environmentally responsible, and profitable built environment for everyone.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED is a national certification program that rates building performance. LEED for Schools provides a reference guide and checklist for school construction, design, and retrofit.
Efficent Window Collaborative

State fact sheets provide a step-by-step guide to selecting energy efficient windows.
Energy Star

Federal Government resource for efficiency and conservation tips, resources and ratings.
Energy Star Product Ratings

Federal Government listings of product and appliance energy use ratings. Great resource for comparing your choices. (Note, just because an appliance is listed as "Energy Star" does not mean it is the most efficient. The government is a little behind the industry in its rating system. We recommend using Energy Star" or better appliances. Use this site to see what is out there and compare energy use ratings before you purchase.
Guide to Green Mortgages / Energy Efficient Mortgages

National Organizations:

Earth Share

A network of non-profit organizations working to promote environmental education through charitable giving programs.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

National Laboratory dedicated to the study of renewable energy technologies.
U.S.D.O.E. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

United States Department Of Energy EERE website: Learn how to save on electric bills, how to improve your gas mileage, and read more about renewable energy options.
Fuel Economy

Part of the EERE website dedicated specifically to cutting down on emission and fuel use while improving mileage on the road.
The Regeneration Project

An interfaith ministry working to connect faith and environmental awareness. Projects include Interfaith Power and Light program to help churches reduce energy consumption and adopt renewable energy technologies.
Union of Concerned Scientists

UCS is an independent nonprofit alliance of 50,000 concerned citizens and scientists across the country. We augment rigorous scientific analysis with innovative thinking and committed citizen advocacy to build a cleaner, healthier environment and a safer world.

State & Regional Organizations:

Green Energy Ohio (GEO)

Leading organization promoting renewable energy in the Ohio area. Extensive website featuring solar and wind installers, news updates, educational information, resources, etc.
Northeast Ohio Chapter of the USGBC

Regional organization promoting green building. Website includes specific criteria for building Green Schools, a case study energy efficiency costs and benefits at John Hay High School, and lists organization's upcoming events such as workshops and speakers.
University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio (UCEAO)

Alliance of colleges and universities working to improve energy efficiency and conservation on campuses across the state. Participating universities include: Bowling Green State University, Case Western Reserve University, Central State University, Cleveland State University, Kent State University, Miami University, The Ohio State University, Ohio University, Shawnee State University, University of Akron, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, University of Toledo, Wright State University, and Youngstown State University.
Ohio Environmental Council

State-wide non-profit organization that works on environmental issues through policy advocacy and by teaming up with member organizations. The OEC has published a plan to develop and promote clean energy for the state
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

State government agency monitoring air, land, and water quality.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources

State government agency overseeing the use, conservation, and protection of natural resources in the state.
Ecocity Cleveland

An environmental non-profit organization which promotes sustainable design and planning for the Cleveland area. Recently formed a merger with The Cleveland Museum for Natural History.
Green City Blue Lake

A project of Ecocity Cleveland, Green City Blue Lake features a calendar, job posting, web log, and interactive network map of organizations working to promote sustainability in Northeastern Ohio.
Environment Ohio

Statewide citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. Recently published report on how transitioning Ohio's manufacturing to produce wind turbines can grow the economy and decrease unemployment. Report available on their website.
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA)

Statewide sustainable agriculture organization that promotes sustainable farm practices, provides information to consumers, and certifies organic farms.
Policy Matters Ohio

Policy Matters Ohio is a not-for-profit research organization focused on economic and policy issues, how these policies affect middle and low-income workers, and promoting an economic system that benefits the state as a whole.
Earthday Coalition

Cleveland-based organization promoting sustainability. Website features extensive database of environment related regional organizations.
Cleveland Natural History Museum

A museum promoting a deeper understanding of nature and of the local bioregion. Recently combined forces with EcoCity.
Greater Ohio

A citizen's network group working to protect Ohio's natural resources, to revitalize cities and towns, and to promote overall wellbeing of the state's citizenry.
Cleveland Metroparks
Lake Metroparks
Ohio Citizen Action

A door-to-door grassroots organization promoting corporate responsibility, pollution cleanup and environmental stewardship.
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Regulates provides of utility services including electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water and wastewater, and rail and trucking companies.

Green Calculators:

Find out more information about and find out your ecological footprint
CO2 Calculator

Snazzy CO2 calculator created by the British Government
Home Energy Saver

Part of the EERE website dedicated specifically to increasing home energy efficiency.
Vehicle Cost Calculator