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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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Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) Resource Library

 These resources introduce readers to the multi-faceted ways sustainability challenges are being faced and overcome in health, mobility, affordable housing, infrastructure, and economic development. Find a variety of planning documents, case studies, toolkits, fact sheets, videos, reports and more, that can be used by communities across the US to advance local goals while preparing for […]

August 19, 2015

Fact Sheet: White House Launches American Business Act on Climate Pledge

 By signing the American Business Act on Climate pledge, 13 of the largest American companies are: voicing support for a strong outcome at the next international climate conference, demonstrating an ongoing commitment to address climate change, and setting a positive example for their peers.  The fact sheet then goes a step further to break down each company’s […]

ICLEI Resources – Local Governments for Sustainability

 Educators and Students will find a multitude of informative resources through ICLEI’s tools and resources.  Tools – These climate tools include greenhouse gas inventories and forecasts for making climate action plans, a community framework for emissions controls, and a software application for managing local climate adaptation analysis and planning. Resources – The resource section provides a variety of publications, […]

September 29, 2015

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 […]

State of the Climate

 The State of the Climate is a collection of general summary information and monthly climate briefings recapping climate-related occurrences on both global and national scales. Also see the State of the Climate Report, a yearly publication in which hundreds of scientists from around the globe contribute.

Skeptical Science Phone App

 Skeptical Science has developed a free phone app for climate science vs climate denial discussion and debate. It lists skeptic arguments as well as information on what science says on each argument, plus recent research and the latest data on climate science. This app is available for both iPhone and Android. 

Health and Climate Benefits of Different Energy-Efficiency and Renewable Energy Choices

 This report discusses how different renewable energy sources can benefit public health and the climate by displacing emissions from fossil-fuel based energy generation. It further details how benefits can vary depending on energy installation type, location, population patterns, plus characteristics of the electrical grid and displaced power plants.

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.


 This program is designed to help higher education students prepare for conservation and environmental leadership and careers by providing support in career assessments and searches, helping students conduct environment-improving projects on campuses and in communities, connecting students to others with similar interests, and providing opportunities and mentorships for younger students. Subjects supported through the program […]

Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

 This sustainable development UN plan of global action seeks to strengthen universal peace and eradicate all forms of poverty for a more resilient future by solving current economic, social and environmental issues. It incorporates 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what these did not achieve.

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