The SEED Center

Resource Center


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

Additionally, be sure to check out our Green Programs!

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Videos: Don’t Just Sit There – Do Something!

 This series of short, humorous videos from Communitopia discusses climate change by incorporating science, news, laughter, and easy actions for viewers to take. These make great in-classroom resources with the follow-up actions for classroom study or extra-curricular activities.

Videos: Making Sense of Climate Science Denial

 This in-depth list of educational videos from the Making Sense of Climate Science Denial MOOC delves into the social and psychological drivers behind climate science denial, discusses the evidence that proves climate change is happening and that humans are causing it, explains how to identify the techniques and fallacies behind climate myths, and teaches how to effectively debunk climate misinformation. As the videos are short, they make great classroom tools and provide topics for extracurricular activities.

Clean Energy Ministerial

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) seeks to promote policies and best practices to accelerate the global transition to clean energy. CEM initiatives help reduce emissions, improve energy security, provide energy access and sustain economic growth. Check out their Resource Center for annual ministerial meetings, newsletters, presentations, publications, tools, and videos.

Webinars from the Security and Sustainability Forum

 The Security and Sustainability Forum provides webinars on a vast array of subjects both local and international, including topics such as: climate, renewable energy, urbanization, and professional certifications. These online educational presentations will be highly useful in developing curricular materials on an array of sustainability topics. Also, be sure to check out their extensive archive of webinars at:

Tools for Building Employer-Educator Partnerships

 This resource presents a strategy to integrate educational instruction with workforce development to create academic and practical solutions for building partnerships and to and create useful career pathways.

Sustainable Communities Initiative Resource Library

The Sustainable Communities Initiative Resource Library houses the products of HUD’s Sustainable Community Initiative Grantees. This online library catalogs local and regional comprehensive plans, model codes, tools, fact sheets, and reports. Browse materials by category: economic development, climate resilience, implementation, equity engagement, performance measures; outcomes, and land use, development investment.

Global and U.S. Roadmaps for converting to Wind, Water, and Sunlight

 This suite of resources presents plans for both the Untied States and the world on how to meet energy needs now with renewable energies and energy efficiency that will pay for themselves while creating jobs. The information presented is expanded upon with links to a multitude of studies, interviews, presentations and articles.

Network Accessing Secondary Markets as a Capital Source for Energy Efficiency Finance Programs: Prog

 The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network has released a report that looks at secondary market capital and scaling the energy efficiency industry. It defines secondary markets for energy efficiency, looks at energy efficiency-related secondary market transactions to date (2015), shares perspectives of key actors in secondary market transactions, and discusses considerations for program administrators in weighing the pursuit of secondary market capital against other program objectives.

A Path to Sustainable Energy by 2030

 This essential material is for use in all energy related courses and informal energy education settings .  It describes how humans can move to a sustainable energy future via a complete conversion from the current fossil fuel based energy system to the use of renewables (e.g. solar, wind, and hydro systems). Links to many articles and studies are provided, including: energy roadmaps for all 50 US states, comparisons of energy and transportation technologies, plus interviews and presentations from a variety of sources.

InTeGrate-Developed Modules and Courses

 This resource has teaching modules about sustainable futures for undergraduate courses. The content covers such topics as climate change, national hazard risks, geoscience methods, human interactions with the earth, and decision making for a more sustainable future. Each module provides custom materials for both instructors and students; including reading, PowerPoint presentations, and interactive maps, as well as testing materials.
More resources for program directors and administrators can be found at:

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