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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International Labour Organization: Green Jobs are Decent Jobs

For the ILO, the notion of green jobs summarizes the transformation of economies, enterprises, workplaces and labor markets into a sustainable, low-carbon economy providing decent work. Review these resources and news covering a great variety of topics relating to green jobs at the international level.

Workforce Development and Community Services Customized Training

Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) Workforce Development and Community Services Customized Training is an example of how to use community education to educate the public about green.

National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT)

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) (formerly known as ATTRA) houses information on sustainable and renewable energy issues and sustainable and organic agriculture challenges. The resources, compiled over 30+ years, include downloadable presentations, current projects and much more. NCAT is a private nonprofit organization, founded in 1976, which manages a series of projects that promote self-reliance and sustainable lifestyles through wise use of appropriate technology.

National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) Climate Change Education Initiatives

NCSE is spearheading climate change education initiatives which equip professors of various disciplines to teach climate change science and solutions. These online teaching resources are: 1) comprehensive collection of scientifically accurate, publicly available information on climate change science and solutions; 2) combined into “modules” which can be integrated into course curriculum from a diversity of university departments and disciplines; and, 3) a forum for building a community of authors, editors, and networkers for the advancement of next-generation climate change education.

National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE)

PETE’s goals include: support the use of sustainable practices and technologies in workforce and economic development and global competitiveness to meet the demands of a greening economy; and, to advocate global environmental stewardship and literacy through national and international programs and partnerships in education and training. It connects faculty to faculty, college to college, and college to industry. PETE also provides a wide range of curricular and instructional resources ad professional development opportunities.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Renewable Energies Resources for Students/Teachers

There are a variety of educational resources that can help you learn about the renewable energy sources and technologies, including biomass energy, geothermal energy, hydrogen energy, solar energy and wind energy.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Award Winners

Search for colleges that have received National Science Foundation awards in your topic of choice. Use this site to contact schools that have won awards to build curricula in your specific technology area.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Funding Opportunities

This document provides information on NSF Grants that are available to Community Colleges. The NSF is making the grant process easier for Community Colleges and is working on broadening its impact on two-year colleges.

National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Campus Ecology Program

Since its founding in 1989, Campus Ecology has become a leading conservation program in higher education. The program is helping to: 1. Transform the nation’s college campuses into living models of an ecologically sustainable society; 2. Train a new generation of environmental leaders; 3. Ensure a strong future for America’s environmental movement; and, 4. Support and promote positive and practical conservation projects on campus and beyond. View this website for helpful resources and college case studies.

National Wildlife Federation: Campus Ecology Webinar Resource

Webinars to help bring green and sustainability onto the campus and into the community on a variety of topics.

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