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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Green Collar Workers and Other Mythical Creatures, book authored by Marc Anderberg.

Labor market analysts have to cut through the fog of overlapping, conflicting and even nonsensical uses of the terms “green jobs” and “green collar workers” before they can give valid and reliable counts of workers employed in them, provide employment demand growth estimates and identify the requisite KSAs for green employment (as opposed to employment in their non-green predecessors). This book explores the myths and mysteries of green collar jobs and offers an action agenda to aid workforce professionals in understanding and implementing job training requirements imposed by Title X of the Green Jobs Act of 2007. (August 2008)

Green Pathways Out of Poverty: Workforce Development Initiatives

This document is a product of that two-day meeting and links to resources recommended by Community of Practice members. It is meant to guide and support anyone seeking to create pathways out of poverty through green job training.

Hazardous Materials Training and Research Institute (HMTRI)

The purpose of the Institute is to promote worker protection and the maintenance of a clean and safe environment through education and training. HMTRI is recognized as one of a select number of national centers for excellence by several federal agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the National Science Foundation.

Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN)

The Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN), formerly known as the Illinois Community College Sustainability Network, is a vibrant and growing collaboration between the state’s 48 community colleges. An initiative of the community college Presidents, this Network brings community colleges together to expand employment opportunities, improve human and environmental health, foster community engagement and accelerate market competitiveness to drive Illinois’s emerging green economy. 

IREC 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 and renewable energy training courses.

IREC Renewable Energies Key Publications

Here you’ll find IREC papers, reports and other publications, all designed to help advance renewable energy in your community, and easily downloadable. Contains information that educators can use as they develop or improve curricula.

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.

Job Opportunities for the Green Economy: A State-by-State Picture of Occupations that Gain from Green Investments

This report from the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, examines 12 states and the people employed in occupations affected by six green economic strategies: building retrofitting, mass transit, energy-efficient automobiles, wind power, solar power and cellulosic biofuels. The report was commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and was released in cooperation with the Green Jobs for America Campaign, a partnership of the Sierra Club, Blue Green Alliance, United Steelworkers, NRDC and with the Center for American Progress and Green for All. (June 2008)

Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) BuildsGreen Energy Tool Kit

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 moving to 100% renewable energies and conservation.

Making the Transition: Helping Workers and Communities Retool for the Clean Energy Economy

This report offers recommendations which form a worker and community transition program as part of federal climate legislation. It analyzes past and current transition programs, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and uses data to develop a proposal for a model climate transition policy. The recommendations focus on workers in carbon-intensive industries such as coal and fossil fuels, communities dependent on or affected by those industries, and low- and moderate-income consumers unable to cope with a temporary rise in energy prices.

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