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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Scientific American’s Interactive Online Article: Powering a Green Planet

A highly interactive article with information from Stanford University on how we can meet our energy needs with conservation and renewable energies.

Sector Resources for Alternative Energy (Beyond Fuels)

This page provides sector resources on renewable and alternative energy including information on news, conferences, funding opportunities and documents.

Sector Resources for Educational Institutions

This webpage provides Information which includes news, conferences, funding opportunities, and a variety of resources on a list of topics from Air to Energy to Water.

Smart Grid Educator/Trainer Tools and other Resources: PNCECE Partnership

The Pacific Northwest Regional Center of Excellence for Clean Energy (PNCECE) partnership (a DOE Smart Grid Project) aims to achieve three major objectives: 1) Deliver smart grid training for utility workers in a five state region of the Pacific Northwest. 2) Create an online smart grid training and information portal for educators/trainers, utilities, businesses, and consumers. 3) Share best practices on smart grid training using a regional approach. Read more on the Centralia College partnership.

Smart Grid Information Clearing House: Education and Training

A list of the DOE-sponsored workforce training programs for manpower development necessary for the successful deployment of the smart grid at all levels. Programs listed can be browsed by training location and training type. The SGIC team also brings together smart grid related education short courses, webinars, and tutorials offered by various providers.

Smart Grid: Overview of Programs, Studies and Activities

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) provided the U.S. Department of Energy with $4.5 billion to modernize the electric power grid and to implement Title XIII of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. This section provides descriptions and background information for each of the smart grid programs funded by the Recovery Act. More details on individual program providers can be found here. Gateway to Smart Grid Information is the gateway to information on federal initiatives that support the development of the technologies, policies and projects transforming the electric power industry. View this website for for access to the Information Clearing House Educator Materials, Projects and Funding, and Edcucation & Training Locations.

State Clean Energy Actions Database (2008-2012)

This databases compiles state clean energy actions to help government officials and educators identify best practices in a variety of clean energy policy areas.

State Clean Energy Actions Reports

The NGA Center continually tracks and profiles state clean energy actions to help states identify promising actions and best practices. This information is compiled in reports and data tables and presented in webinars and conference calls.

Strengthening Green Career Pathways for lower-skilled adults Webinar

Learn how you can develop, expand, or refine green pathway programs that: 1) lead to postsecondary credentials (certificates or degrees) and employment in family-sustaining green careers; 2) are designed for lower-skilled adults/non-traditional students who cannot currently access such programs, and 3) utilize campus sustainability efforts as a “learning laboratory” for education and training activities.
NOTE: View the Archived Greenforce Webinars section of the page to download and vew all past webinars.

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