C.O.O.L. Classroom

The COOL Classroom is a series of internet-based instructional modules that link middle and high school classrooms with active research investigations at the Rutgers Marine & Coastal Sciences (RMCS) COOLroom, a collection of oceanographers studying the coastal ocean off the coast of New Jersey. The Coastal Ocean Observatory Laboratory room (aka COOLroom) is where a group of scientists are collaborating to develop a three-dimensional understanding of the ocean over time. And it is, quite literally, one room. Since 1997, this room has served as command central for studies being conducted on a cross-section of the ocean off the New Jersey coast, and is where scientists interpret the results so they can be published on the world wide web for anyone’s use. Read More

Active Climate Legislative Commissions and Executive Branch Advisory Groups

This map shows states with government bodies that study the impacts of climate change and recommend policies for mitigation and adaptation. Read More


Videos and information on skills, education, average salary, and future of those working in energy careers. Read More

Climate Change Schools Project

The Climate Change Schools Project, winner of the 2011 National Climate Week ‘Best Educational Initiative’ award, aims to put climate change at the heart of the national curriculum and make schools ‘beacons’ for positive action in their local communities. A model for the development of local school programs. Read More

BudBurst in the Classroom.

Educator resources for use in informal and formal learning environments. Activities in phenology, data collection, and analysis that can be shared with other students and educators around the world. Read More


A collection of maps and graphics, publications, posters, data sets, remote sensing and GIS, website development, and map servers on Europe, its environment, and sustainable development. European focus. Read More

The Environmental Technology Opportunities Portal (ETOP).

ETOP connects programs that develop new cost-effective environmental technologies and distributes information on air, water, and waste treatment and control technologies. Read More

Protecting Yourself From H1N1 in the Workplace: Safety and Health Awareness for Responders to Swine Flu

NIEHS H1N1 Response Training Tool. Research Triangle Park, NC: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – National Institutes of Health, NIEHSCareers & TrainingHazMat Safety & TrainingClearinghouseEmergency Preparedness ResourcesH1N1 (Swine), Pandemic and Avian Influenza. Read More

Sources of Carbon Monoxide in the Workplace

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas produced by all internal combustion engines including diesel and propane-powered engines. It is also produced by burning wood, paper or plastic products and from welding when carbon dioxide shielding gas is used. Read More

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Advice

This site was developed to help everyone understand the dangers of carbon monoxide. In the site you will find the information that you are looking for, we think that we have thought of every eventuality but if you can’t find what you are looking for please email and we will endevour to answer your question. 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.

Contact ATEEC 563.441.4087 or by email ateec@eicc.edu