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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Professional Development in Energy plus Fuel Cell Materials

This site provides educational materials about hydrogen fuel cells. It also links to professional development opportunities for students and educators.

Renewable Energies Curricula and Syllabi

Free downloads of renewable energies curricula, syllabi, program requirements and cross-disciplinary teaching/course outlines from the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center.

Report – Sizing the Clean Economy: A National and Regional Green Jobs Assessment

This July, 2011 report represents the first study of the U.S. clean economy to provide timely information that is both comprehensive enough in its scope and detailed enough in its categorization to inform national, state, and regional leaders on the dynamics of the U.S. low-carbon and environmental goods and services “super-sector” as they are transpiring in regions and metropolitan areas. You can also view findings by state in the report’s Interactive Indicator Map.

Report: Building Energy Effective Green Energy Programs in Community Colleges

The aim of this report is to help community colleges across the country navigate a path forward through evolving terrain as they develop green energy education and training programs for low-income populations. In this paper, Workforce Strategy Center (WSC) examines how community colleges leading the field in green energy education are grappling with the issues of identifying green jobs and determining entry level skills. It makes the case that community colleges should be substantially involved in training low-income individuals, especially the low-skilled.

Report: Energizing Cities – New Models for Driving Clean Energy Investment

This report is a guide for local elected officials, county and city staff, energy utility managers, and community stakeholders to the steps that must be taken in designing and financing clean energy programs. This document describes how to develop, implement, and finance a clean energy program and offers examples of existing innovative clean energy financing models and useful resources to consult when developing a clean energy strategy.

Report: Going Green – The Vital Role of Community Colleges in Building a Sustainable Future and Gree

This report examines the growing role of community colleges in a low-carbon, clean energy economy; and, provides examples of innovative strategies and practices used by community colleges to address climate change, environmental stewardship, and green workforce development. It offers information on the fastest growing sectors and jobs in the clean energy/green economy that provide strategic opportunities for community colleges and their students. Stimulates the dialogue on the role of community colleges in creating a sustainable future; and, presents useful websites and resources for further information.

Report: The Clean Energy Economy: Repowering Jobs, Business and Investments Across America

This 2009 report finds that the clean energy economy has been driving jobs, businesses and investments across the 50 states and District of Columbia for a decade, nourishing industries around products ranging from solar panels and engines for hybrid cars to energy-efficient buildings.

Rocky Mountain Institute: Factor Ten Engineering (10xE)

This site describes sustainability design principles and a growing set of case studies for resource-intensive design problems, such as manufacturing processes, buildings and vehicles, from the Rocky Mountain Institute. This document is one of many useful resources at the Rocky Mountain Institute.

Sandia National Lab Energy and Climate Security Programs

The Energy Security program works to reduce the risks of transformative energy solutions that will enhance the nation’s security and economic prosperity. The Climate Security program works to understand and prepare the nation for the national security implications of climate change.

Scientific American: Energy & Sustainability

Read and review recent articles on the environment, alternative energy technology, policy, technology, and other topics that will prove very useful in developing education materials and/or classroom resources.

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