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Green Careers Toolkit

Resources and activities to prepare higher education students for 21st century careers in green building and sustainability industries.

Want to prepare higher education students for 21st century careers in green building and sustainability industries?

Integrating sustainability across the curriculum prepares this generation to be both global citizens and champions in addressing some of the biggest challenges we face. The purpose of these resources is to prepare students for today’s careers in green building and sustainability industries.

This page provides higher education faculty curated access to resources and processes, organized to aid in teaching about and engaging students in exploring green careers and what it means to be a sustainability professional. By researching potential green career opportunities and the skills and credentials needed, students can enhance their resumes and improve their employability upon graduation. The materials can be adapted and scaled to fit a variety of class topics, degree programs, and student learning levels.

These materials do not provide a prescriptive path or set curriculum, rather we encourage you to select resources that are right for your courses. These can be applied as teaching material, student assignments or as supplemental resources to share with the class. Let us know how you’ve customized use of these resources to meet your course needs. Also, please let us know if there are additional resources that will further support your efforts. We look forward to hearing stories about your green building and sustainability courses.

Log in with your usgbc.org account or create a free user account to access the materials.


Materials available:

  • Green Careers Curriculum Toolkit. A curated list of resources and processes, organized to aid in teaching about and engaging students in exploring green careers and what it means to be a sustainability professional.

  • Selected courses in Education @USGBC Subscription. Subscription access to Education @USGBC features nearly 600 hours of green building and sustainability education. We've called out a set of available courses to align with this toolkit.

  • Certificate of Completion. A template to create course completion certificates to use as needed.


Want to know more about how the USGBC Education team can support your higher education classroom?

Visit the Higher Education page to see how USGBC is dedicated to greening higher education.

Check out the other Curriculum Toolkits linked below.

Contact us at education@usgbc.org