# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Sustainability and Renewable Technologies Classroom Resources

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Classroom Resources



National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Science and Technology Highlights

Energy Basics 101, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Includes Basic Data by Fuel, as well as Energy Basics by Topic

Energy Kids, U.S. Energy Information Administration

Living Sustainably

Life Cycle Cost Analyses, ReliaSoft

Carbon Footprint Calculator, Carbon Footprint

Buy, Use, Toss? A Closer Look at the Things We Buy, Facing the Future

Better World Handbook, New Society Publishers

Renewable Energy Resources

Energy Analysis: Models and Tools, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Onsite Renewable Technologies, Environmental Protection Agency

Energy Technologies, Union of Concerned Scientists

Renewable Energy: Recommended Resources, Environmental Literacy Council

Renewable Energy Lesson Plans, Texas State Energy Conservation Office

Free Resources for Educators, Heliotronics: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Sustainable Energy Resources, Dartmouth University Sustainability Initiative

R.E.A.C.T.: Renewable Energy Activities – Choices for Tomorrow: Teacher’s Activity Guide for Middle Level Grades 6-8, Rational Renewable Energy Laboratory

Educational links about solar energy, Renewable Energy Trust, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

Useful Tools: Teachers, New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, Energy Conservation and Management Division

Energy Conservation and Management Division: Links page, New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department

Renewable Energy Technologies, Sandia National Laboratories

National Wind Technology Center

Renewable Energy Technologies, Renewable Northwest Project

Green Careers

Clean Energy Jobs and Career Planning, Office of Energy & Renewable Energy

Careers In Renewable Energy

Blogs and Other Sites Featuring Sustainable and Renewable Technologies and Related Topics
Environment, Safety & Sustainability
The Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Research provides resources which include "materials that examine the role of engineers in ensuring the health and safety of the environment, including issues of social justice and sustainable development."

Inhabit. Design Will Change the World.
"Inhabitat.com is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future."

"SustainableBusiness.com provides global news and networking services to help green business grow, covering all sectors: renewable energy, green building, sustainable investing, and organics."

Articles on Topics Related to Sustainable and Renewable Technologies

"Oil's Shame in Africa," Julia Baird; July 18, 2010; Newsweek

"Is Wind Power Green?" Cristen Conger; July 19, 2010; Discovery News

"Do-it-yourself solar power for your home," Cody McCloy; August 17, 2010; CNN

"Eco- innovation: The Next Business Megatrend," FC Expert Blogger Marc Stoiber; August 24, 2010; Fast Company

"Students need math, science focus for green jobs," Dan Heath, Staff Writer; September 13, 2010; Press Republican; Plattsburgh, NY

"Threat of global warming sparks U.S. interest in geoengineering," Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post Staff Writer; Oct. 3, 2010; WashingtonPost.com

"Google to invest in $5 billion wind-power project for Mid-Atlantic," Young-Sam Cho, 2010 Bloomberg News; Oct. 12, 2010; WashingtonPost.com

"A vision for sustainable restaurants," Arthur Potts Dawson on TED

"Can Green Building Save the Planet?," Andrew Nusca; Feb. 17, 2011; SmartPlanet

"For More Sustainable Agricultural Systems, a Total Makeover is Needed," Boonsri Dickinson; May 6, 2011; SmartPlanet

In addition to the resources listed here, see the CTE Resource Center's Green Technology featured resources page.