» Funding and Finance

The Charrette Process

The charrette process is a cost-effective way for communities of all sizes to address environmental goals and un-funded mandates. Many charrette participants have been faced with the challenge of identifying cost-effective and equitable financing solutions to environmental concerns that will not impede economic development in their community. Read More

Managing the Risks and Opportunities of Climate Change: A Practical Toolkit for Investors

The next 50 years will require a massive shift to cleaner energy sources and technologies to avoid unmanageable climate disruption. This toolkit is designed to help investors begin to comprehensively address climate risks and opportunities in four key areas: internal statements, policies, and governance; engagement with companies, investors, and others; investment practices; public policy support. Read More

Benchmarking Air Emissions of the 100 Largest Electric Power Producers in the United States

The 2008 Benchmarking report is the sixth collaborative effort highlighting environmental performance and progress in the nation’s electric power sector. The Benchmarking series began in 1997 and uses publicly reported data to compare the emissions performance of the 100 largest power producers in the United States. The current report is based on 2006 generation and emissions data. Read More

Region 9 Environmental Finance Center at California State University at Hayward

Supported by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Environmental Finance Center informs public and private environmental entrepreneurs, investors, and financial managers about business and investment opportunities. The Center provides conferences & se Read More

Great Lakes Environmental Finance Center (GLEFC) at Cleveland State University

Supported by the Environmental Protection Agency, the GLEFC provides services to organizations and state & local governments including technical assistance, financial & economic analysis & strategies, policy analysis & planning, and training seminars. Th Read More

Environmental Finance Center: The University System of Maryland

Supported by the Environmental Protection Agency and the University of Maryland Sea Grant College, the Region 3 Environmental Finance Center promotes alternative and innovative ways to manage the cost of environmental activities. It provides training and Read More

Grants and Debarment

Information from Environmental Protection Agency on grants. Read More

A Directory of Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Environmental Protection Assistance Programs

Send a blank email message to the above and receive back a 52-page guide (about 1 MB)to help identify opportunities to receive financial and technical assistance for efforts that reduce energy costs, improve air quality and public health, and enhance economic development opportunities. “Funding Opportunities: A Directory of Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Environmental Protection Assistance Programs” provides an extensive list of grants available from EPA, other federal agencies, state governments, and private foundations. Read More

Global Environment Facility

Helps developing countries fund projects and programs that protect the environment; active in the areas of biodivesity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, ozone protection, persistent organic pollutants and renewable energy. Works closely with various agencies of the United Nations. Read More

Social Capital Partners

Social Capital Partners will invest in and incubate revenue generating social enterprises that employ at-risk youth and other populations outside the economic mainstream in Canada. The goal of these social enterprises will be to acquire scale, to eventually exist without external funding, and to create improved social outcomes and financial self-sufficiency for the populations they employ. Read More


EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.


EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

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