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Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy 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:

Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS)
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.

Energy Regions
A a site for anyone involved in, interested in, or concerned about building a workforce for the Energy Industry. This site is a clearinghouse for news, articles, events and practices that can be shared throughout the industry. You will also find links to both public and private organizations and resources.

Environmental Defense Fund
Over the past year we have been making Environmental Defense Fund’s most widely used resource on Green Jobs even better – adding new job profiles and business stories, identifying green job training programs, providing links to job boards, and telling the story of the green economy through a critically acclaimed movie. Our new green job portal is a visually entertaining and highly informative one-stop-shop for those looking to learn about green jobs in today’s clean economy. This website isn’t like any other you’ve seen. Go ahead, envision your own green career or help someone else with theirs today. Visit today!

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

Green Collar Association
Unites the needs of business and the environment. We promote education upgrades for individuals and their companies. Our 80,000+ dedicated members are leaders in sustainable education and industry. These members include:

Our Web site,, is geared to support networking across these fields:
An online informative portal offering the latest news views and resources on breakthrough green jobs training programs in the Renewable Energy world.

Green Jobs: Survey of the Energy Industry
The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), a nonprofit professional society of over 9,500 memebers, issued a survey to its members to determine the need for Green Jobs, Energy Industry Potential and Salary Data.

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.

Occupational Information Network (O*NET) Green Economy Sector
The green economy will cause a change in occupations' employment demand or work and worker requirements such as tasks, skills, knowledge, and credentials. Green occupations are linked to Green Economy Sectors. O*NET has identified occupations with green enhanced skills, green increased demand, and new and emerging green jobs.

Renewable Energy Policy Project
Supports the advancement of renewable energy technology through policy research. It seeks to define growth strategies for renewables such as include biomass, hydropower, geothermal, photovoltaic, solar thermal, wind and renewable hydrogen.

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. Specifically, to see what is being done in states within the US.

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:

Veterans Green Jobs
Believe that green careers lead not only to job security and prosperity for our nations veterans, but that work which strengthens and heals our planet, economy and communities is inherently meaningful, especially for those citizens who have already expressed a willingness and leadership capacity in serving this country.