The SEED Center

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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 to AACC members
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

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Sustainable Development Education and Visions for the Future

 This video provides follow up to the Global Classroom Symposium, describing the vision for the future of higher education. To increase student knowledge of sustainability challenges, educators must go well beyond awareness to incorporate practical experience, real-world problem-solving skills and develop a learning environment to enable students to addresses these challenges in local and global contexts. In addition, worldwide collaboration is needed across academic sectors and also to include the local community & policy-makers.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

This invaluable resource breaks down the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into manageable targets and provides in-depth information about specific topics related to each goal with links to timelines, events, and publications.

Sustainable Development Goals: A Guide for Stakeholders

 This Sustainable Development Goals guide provides stakeholders and all levels of government with information on how to get started with implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It creates better understanding of the SDG Agenda from which to begin a dialog on SDG implementation, and proposes guiding principles to help countries navigate the Agenda.

Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

 This website provides resources and information to promote leadership in the coordination and implementation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition to reports, it provides access to political forums, academic discussion platforms, summits and meetings.

Sustainable Development Primer for Higher Education Presidents, Chancellors, Trustees and Sr Leaders

 This resource describes the sustainability related roles and tasks for presidents, trustees and senior leadership in higher education. The guide explains how sustainability is a national trend, how to incorporate sustainable development into higher education’s mission and covers sustainable campus operations. The primer is from the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC), a network of associations committed to advancing sustainability within the entire system of higher education.

TEC-SMART (Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies)

 TEC-SMART was created to train the workforce in a variety of green technologies. In addition to core curricula, TEC-SMART offers training in semiconductor manufacturing, including photovoltaic; home energy efficiency; geothermal; alternative fuels; and wind energy. It is a joint initiative between Hudson Valley Community College and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

Telling the Story: Eight Infographics on Climate Change

 This collection of infographics and additional resources is designed for educators and students to better understand and visualize the complexities of climate change.

Tenders and Grants for Sustainability Funding Opportunities

 This searchable database of tenders and grants is designed to provide funding opportunities for sustainability projects around the globe.

The 12 Questions Every Climate Activist Hears and What to Say

 This free guide for climate change educators, community members and change agents provides sound methods and facts to rebut the most common misconceptions and arguments against the reality of man-made climate change.

The Capacity Development Needs Diagnostics for Renewable Energy

The Capacity Development Needs Diagnostics for Renewable Energy (CaDRE) is a guide for conducting renewable energy capacity needs assessments. It is designed as a country-driven, comprehensive approach to analyzing the capacity already in place, predicting future capacity needs, identifying capacity gaps and providing recommendations for creating capacity development strategies. The CaDRE Handbook and Toolbox provide a step-by-step guide to help practitioners plan and conduct comprehensive capacity needs diagnostics at a national, regional, or local level.This Toolbox is part of the publication Capacity Development Needs Diagnostics for Renewable Energy – CaDRE – Wind and solar energy and complements the CaDRE Handbook. The publication was jointly developed by GIZ, IDAE, IRENA and NREL.


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