Green College Degrees

Affordable Colleges Online Guide to Environmental Careers

Affordable Colleges Online has a comprehensive guide to environmentally-friendly degrees and careers. The guide was developed in part by Nurit Katz, Sustainability Coordinator at UCLA, and provides an in-depth look at the typical green career path, top-paying green careers, and more. 

Check out their latest resources— A Crash Course in Going Green at College; Green Careers and OptionsCareers for Clean WaterGreen Graduate Degrees

Going Green at School by Accredited Schools Online

Going Green at School: A Guide to Sustainability in College and in Life has a wealth of information on sustainability, from Accredited Schools Online.

Greening Forward

Greening Forward

Founded by a 2011 International Eco-Hero award winner Charles OrgBon, Greening Forward helps establish, engage, and empower a perse global green movement of people for the protection of the environment.

Cool the Earth

Cool The Earth enrolls K-8 schools for the 2010-2011 school year to run their FREE climate change program that inspires students and their families to take carbon-saving actions.

Global Warming & Climate Change

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Weather and Climate Basics — What's the difference between weather and climate? Explore how dynamic forces within the atmosphere change our weather and climate. Learn what causes weather events and climate change at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.


California Environmental Protection Agency

Protecting Our Environment — Educational guide to reducing, reusing, and recycling by the EPA.

Kids Recycle

Kids Recycle! — Links for kids to school projects about zero waste.

Recycling Education from CAGLIA

The Ultimate Guide to Recycling in Your Home

Nature & Natural Resources

National Geographic Kids

Explore the World — Explore trending topics of the animal world, videos, games,  and an interactive map of the world at National Geographic Kids.

Space Science — Journey beyond Earth with out-of-this-world facts, photos, videos, and games about all things space.

Kids Recycling Guide  — Free, interactive resource that teaches students the importance of recycling, while also providing teachers with a printable pdf of the guide, including quizzes, games, and fun facts about recycling.


Nickelodeon Halo Effect

The Halo Effect — Nickelodeon's new docu-series highlighting teens who are helping and leading others. Every episode profiles a young activist who is making a positive change in his or her community and inspiring others to do the same.

Kids Ecology Corps

Water Resources

Water Pollution — The water we use today is the same water the dinosaurs used! We can't create new water. Learn what caused water pollution and how we can fix it.


California Environmental Protection Agency

Protecting Our Environment Color Book — How to handle motor oil and reduce toxic waste in our environment, from the California EPA.

Kids Ecology Corps

Air Pollution — Air pollution makes it hard for us to breathe. Learn what causes it, what the major contanimants are and how we can improve our air quality from Kids Ecology Corps.

Endangered & Threatened Animals

Save the Manatee Club

Save the Manatee — Manatees and their aquatic ecosystem are endangered. Learn how to protect them and their habitat for future generations.

Other Award Programs

Brower Youth Awards

The Earth Island Institute established the Brower Youth Awards in 2000 to honor their founder and legendary environmental activist, David R. Brower, and to call forth a new generation of leaders. 

Do Something Awards

Do Something Award winners are change-makers age 25 and under who have made a significant impact in their cause space and are showing the world how it’s done.

PRESIDENT'S Environmental Youth Award (PEYA)

PEYA recognizes outstanding environmental projects by K-12 youth. The PEYA program promotes awareness of our nation's natural resources and encourages positive community involvement

Barron Prize for Young Heroes  

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. 

Westly Foundation Award

The Westly Foundation invests in California's children at risk and work to make better communities by funding earlier stage, innovative organizations in its core funding areas. The Foundation also recognizes the state’s young social entrepreneurs through the Westly Prize for Young Innovators of California with prizes up to $40,000.