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The Resource Center organizes resources around 7 green economy “Sectors” and 7 “Topics.”

Search by sector or by topic, or across all sectors and/or all topics. Or search by keyword at the top right of this page.


How are the Resources Organized?

What are the Criteria?

Resources that are included in the SEED Center have been reviewed by the TAG and meet the following criteria:

  • Accessible and available for colleges to model and/or customize to their local labor markets
  • Not to be used as a means to market individual consultants or their products
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

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Second Nature: The Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments

A pledge by presidents and chancellors of community colleges and universities to develop a comprehensive Climate Action Plan that will lead to carbon neutrality. As of 2023, Second Nature is still accepting signatories that will commit to developing a carbon-neutral institution while acknowledging the key role of higher education in contributing to the creation of […]

September 8, 2010

Centers of Excellence (COE) Workforce Data Customized for Community Colleges

The Centers of Excellence support the community colleges in California by providing customized data on high growth, emerging, and economically-critical industries and occupations and their related workforce needs. Studies for solar, wind, energy efficiency and green jobs are included.

Career Education in Renewable Energy Technology (CERET)

CERET offers in-person and online technical training to incumbent workers, students, K-12 and higher education teachers in renewable energy technologies and energy management. Educational institutions can adopt all or part of the CERET educational materials. CERET partners collaborate to offer a Renewable Energy Certificate.

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)

DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council. This list of incentives is […]

GrantStation Insider

GrantStation offers nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies the opportunity to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects as well as resources to mentor these organizations through the grantseeking process. The GrantStation Insider provides the latest information on new funding programs, upcoming grant deadlines, conferences, trainings, and relevant information for grantseekers.

Directory of University Courses and Training Providers

This directory provides information on 4-year universities which are offering undergraduate and graduate courses in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Courses may be searched by State, Technology or both. If you are looking for programs that are less than 4 years, workshops, or hands-on training, visit their companion directory of Training Providers for energy efficiency […]

IREC Renewable Energy Training Best Practices and Recommended Guidelines

This document brings together recommended training guidelines, training criteria, assessment tools, task analyses, credentialing programs, and other related resources for renewable energy training programs. It also provides the essential steps of designing a training course; offers a checklist for assessing learning outcomes; looks at certification and accreditation; and, lists resources to assist in training.

Los Angeles Community College District’s (LACCD) BuildLACCD

See how Los Angeles Community College District has implemented energy efficiency, green building, and renewable energies on campus as a model for students, staff, and the community. Includes descriptions of how LACCD is cost-effectively reducing the carbon footprint of each of its buildings and modernizing students’ learning experiences.

Renewable Energies Resources for Students/Teachers from NREL

There are a variety of educational resources that can help you learn about the renewable energy sources and technologies, including biomass energy, geothermal energy, hydrogen energy, solar energy and wind energy.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Award Winners

Search for colleges that have received National Science Foundation awards in your topic of choice. Use this site to contact schools that have won awards to build curricula in your specific technology area.

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