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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

Be sure to check out our Toolkits for additional useful resources!

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National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL)

Free information about renewable energies from this U.S. federal laboratory dedicated to renewable energies. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development.

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Austin Texas Inventory of Clean Energy Initiatives 2009

Examples of regional clean energy initiatives and policies from central Texas.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI) Re-Powering Our Region Conference: Build

An example of how business associations, utilities, economic development agencies and educational institutions can come together to build a more economically sound and greener local economy.  This conference is an example of how a college can co-sponsor events to catalyze regional development in the green economy.

Earth Policy Institute’s “Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization” by Lester Brown

An excellent overview of the potentials for clean renewable energy that can also reduce poverty and improve the economy. Includes chapters that focus on what individuals can do.

EBSCO Database Services: Environment Resources

Your library can purchase EBSCO databases as resources for you and your students.

Energy Efficiency Services Sector: Workforce Size and Expectations for Growth

The energy efficiency services sector (EESS) is poised to become an increasingly important part of the U.S. economy. Energy supply and climate change concerns, volatile and increasing energy prices, and a desire for greater energy independence have led many local, state and national leaders to support an increasingly prominent role for energy efficiency (EE) in […]

Environmental and Energy Resources Library (EERL)

Free online collection of environmental and energy sustainablity resources for community college educatiors, sudents, practitioners and the public. EERL is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Green Jobs Guidebook

This Guidebook aims to provide people with a tool for joining or learning more about this burgeoning industry. It is designed to be a resource for job seekers, students, guidance counselors, career advisors, policy makers and anyone else interested in learning about the tremendous potential of the existing and growing green jobs marketplace. This Guidebook […]

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 […]

IREC Renewable Energies Key Publications

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

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