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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Sustainable Energy for All: A Global Action Agenda

 The Sustainable Energy for All initiative desires to eliminate energy poverty and enhance global prosperity by transforming the world’s energy systems with a merger of economic growth, social equity and a thriving environment. They are delivering a global action plan based on the reasoning that sustainable development is not possible without sustainable energy. Use this resource when building curricular material for energy efficiency and economic growth on an international scale.

Sustainable Energy in America Factbook

This extensive report provides information on the state of the US energy sector with helpful guides, charts, and graphs. It provides helpful insight into policy, deployment, financing, economics, and the market dynamics that goes into the wide variety of renewable energies.

Sustainable FERC Project

The Sustainable FERC Project is a coalition of state, regional and national environmental and other public interest organizations working to expand the deployment of clean energy resources into America’s electricity transmission grid. Resources found here can help in the development of curricular materials.

Sustainable Manufacturing Curriculum: Greening the Future by Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce

The curriculum is designed so that educators have the flexibility to incorporate these modules into their existing course material or parceled by topic. Each module requires approximately three hours of classroom time requiring up to nine hours implement the entire curriculum. The curriculum modules were built with flexibility in mind. They include many discussion questions and activities allowing for variable times to implement in the classroom. Educators can and should pick and choose which topics, discussion questions, and activities best fit their classroom needs.

Sustainable Water Jobs: A National Assessment of Water-Related Green Job Opportunities

This report finds that proactive investments increasing efficient water use and re-use will both address growing problems associated with drought, flooding, and contamination and create jobs in a wide range of professions. The study identifies 136 different kinds of jobs involved in implementing sustainable water strategies. Thirty-seven of these job types are also projected to have high growth in the overall economy, with each projected to have more than 100,000 job openings across industries by 2020.

Teaching Technicians (TT) Faculty Development Events

This website links technician educators with National Science Foundation supported, faculty development in advanced & emerging technologies, teaching methods, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)

A coalition of companies and trade associations from the energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy sectors, and also includes independent electric power producers, investor-owned utilities, public power, commercial end-users and project developers and service providers for environmental markets. View this website for helpful programs, reports, and quick facts on the sustainable energy field.

Sharing Solutions: Transatlantic Cooperation for a Low-Carbon Economy

This Network increases cooperation on climate and energy policy between Europe and the U.S. and provides a wealth of information on upcoming events focusing on all fields of sustainability. The networks Publications section provides insight and analysis from international and national experts in the field.

The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC)

A not-for-profit charity with a membership of over 300 universities and colleges, supporting sustainability within the UK tertiary education sector. On this website you will find helpful information and resources with a lens on the UK system.

The Greening of Oregon’s Workforce: Jobs, Wages, and Training

A survey of green jobs in Oregon. The purpose of this survey is to estimate the number of green jobs in Oregon and to gather key information for workforce and training policy-makers, as they seek to ensure Oregon has a workforce ready for the opportunities provided by a greening economy. It also attempted to identify future growth trends in green jobs.

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