Renewable Energy

Department of Energy Renewable

Up to date information on energy efficiency and renewable energy, including solar, wind, water, geothermal, hydrogen & fuel cells.

Department of Energy Alternative Fuels

Alternative Fuels Data Center.  The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) provides information, data, and tools to help fleets and other transportation decisions makers find ways to reduce petroleum consumption through the use of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, and other fuel-saving measures.

Department of Energy Kids

Kids Zone Electra, Geo, and Wendy are your guides as you learn more about energy basics through reading and hands-on activities

Department of Energy Wind

The Wind Program is developing the rapid expansion of clean, affordable, reliable domestic wind power to promote new job creation, increase rural economic development, and help meet the nation’s energy needs. The program manages the public’s investment in wind technologies to improve the performance and lower the cost of wind power.

Education World

Renewable Energy Education samples and reviews

EnergyStar

An interactive, on-line link to energy education activities and lessons.  Activities are free.  The purpose of this site is to leach kids how to become more energy efficient.

Environmental Education & Training Partnership

The Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP) delivered environmental education training, services and resources to education professionals across the U.S. It advanced environmental education with guidelines, standards, accreditation, certification and used Internet technology to deliver courses, information and resources. EETAP made it a priority to reach educators who served ethnically diverse and low-income communities.

Environmental Literacy Council

For more than a decade, the Environmental Literacy Council has been dedicated to helping teachers, students, policymakers, and the public find cross-disciplinary resources on the environment. An independent, 501(c)3 organization, the Council offers free background information on common environmental science concepts; vetted resources to broaden understanding; and curricular materials that don’t tell teachers how to teach, but give them the tools to augment their own backgrounds – no matter what their current knowledge.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Carbon Footprint Calculator

You can use the following online calculator to get a rough “ballpark” estimate of your personal or family’s greenhouse gas emissions and explore the impact of taking various actions to reduce your emissions.

Green Energy Ohio

Green Energy Ohio (GEO) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmentally and economically sustainable energy policies and practices in Ohio. GEO promotes renewable energy (solar, wind, biomass & low-impact hydro) statewide by acting as a clearinghouse to inform Ohioans on sustainable energy.

The Environmentally Friendly Car

This article is a resource created by Cheap Car Insurance meant to educate and raise awareness concerning environmentally friendly cars.  The environmentally friendly car (also known as the green car, or eco friendly car) is a vehicle that emits low carbon compounds when it runs. The low emission makes the environment safe because changes in climate and health hazards that result from the inhalation of carbon compounds are greatly reduced.

 Leadership for Educators: Academy for Driving Economic Revitalization in Science (LEADERS)

This program, funded by the National Science Foundation, is a mathematics and science partnership that gathers and merges the expertise of four essential entities in the economic revitalization of the Great Lakes Region—K-12 school districts, higher education, the renewable energy industry, and informal science education sites.

National Energy Foundation

National Energy Foundation (NEF) was founded in 1976, and has 35 years of experience in service to education. NEF is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to the development, dissemination, and implementation of supplementary educational materials, programs, products and services. These resources for education relate primarily to energy, water, natural resources, science and math, technology, conservation and the environment.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the nation’s primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development (R&D). This links to their renewable energy page.

Nicor Home Service’s Energy Efficiency Guidebook for Kids

Here are some simple energy-saving tips that little kids can do to help their parents, friends, and neighborhood around them, compiled and shared through Nicor Home Service’s.

Ohio Wind Resource Map

Interactive wind maps for the State of Ohio.

Ohio Wind Working Group

Ohio’s resource for wind energy information, presented by the Ohio Department of Development.

Sustainability Education and Economic Development

A FREE initiative of the American Association of Community Colleges and ecoAmerica, the Sustainability Education and Economic Development (SEED) Center aims to advance sustainability and clean technology education programs at community colleges by sharing innovative practices to help college administrators, faculty, and staff build the green economy. More than 470 community colleges are members of SEED, and more than 30 college presidents make up SEED’s Sustainability Task Force.

Sustainable Footprint

In the project Sustainable Footprint, youths will be stimulated to explore the consequences of their lifestyle and how they can provide a positive influence on the lives of others.

The Franklin Institute

n the spirit of inquiry and discovery embodied by Benjamin Franklin, the mission of The Franklin Institute is to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology.  Today, The Franklin Institute is a vibrant 21st-Century organization that continues to offer new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that would both amaze and delight Mister Benjamin Franklin. The Institute has become a dynamic agent of change through its rich array of internationally recognized exhibitions and programs, lectures and discussions themed to illuminate issues in contemporary science, community outreach initiatives particularly targeted to girls and to urban youth, and its series of innovative partnerships in public education.