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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U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) CareerOneStop’s Green C

Explore different types of green careers required stills, education and wages. This site is not comprehesive, but worth exploring.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Green Career Information Portal

This site includes collection of data on career information for selected green jobs. The information available for occupations includes: wages, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, working conditions, and necessary education, training, and credentials. New articles will be added periodically.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Green Jobs Initiative

This site includes a collection of data on green jobs, the BLS green jobs definition, a link to career information for selected green jobs, and other information. This efforts is not fully comprehensive but is useful.

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

This website, of the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), provides statistics and analysis on energy trends. A few of the tools they provide are outlined below.

The Electricity Data Browser is a new interactive tool providing comparative charts and graphs of net generation across all sectors.

Renewable and Alternative Fuel specific statistics including: data, analysis and projects, are also readily available.

Electric Power Monthly is a detailed report of net generation, consumption and fuel stocks on a month by month basis.

United Nations Environment Assembly

 This resource provides information on and outcome documents from the 2014 United Nations Environment Assembly. When developing curriculum materials, use it for information on this Assembly as well as recent news articles, links to current events and forums and symposiums. Many publications are available for download and use, including: yearly journals of emerging issues in the global environment, program performance reports, and information on threats to sustainable development from illegal wildlife trade.

Using State Revolving Funds to Build Climate-Resilient Communities

 When developing educational materials for policy funding sources in water sustainability, this resource explains how water and waste-water projects are supported by State Revolving Funds (SRFs) and how solutions for climate resilience can be incorporated into these funds.

Video: Incorporating Renewable Energy Skills into Existing Technical Programs

In building the solar workforce, is it better to educate and train solar specialists or integrate solar knowledge and add-on skills to existing curricula? That’s the question Andrew McMahan, Energy Sector Director at Central Carolina Community College, addressed, based on his experience as the North Carolina Community College System’s lead college for its Code Green Super Curriculum Improvement Project (CIP). In this webinar, Andy talked about the Code Green Super CIP, a North Carolina statewide initiative which has been developing improvements in curriculum and continuing education green programs in five sectors: energy, transportation, engineering technology, environment and building. The curricula integrates renewable energy training and workforce development into existing vocational programs at all 58 community colleges across North Carolina. Andy shared his experiences integrating renewable energy curricula into existing training programs

Water: National Resource Defense Council

 Utilize this resource for classroom material on clean sustainable water supplies for the present and future. Study such topics as: water efficiency strategies, protecting current water supplies from pollution, ensuring waterways can continue to support their ecosystems, and how cities and states can equip themselves for future water-related challenges resulting from climate change.

Watt’s Up? The Lowdown on Energy

From the American Geosciences Institute, is a portfolio of instructional modules on energy. Each module is approximately 30 pages and consists of classroom activities, teacher notes, background information, assessments, career information and a glossary.

Weathering the Storm: Building Business Resilience to Climate Change

 This resource will be useful in planning curricular material on the costs and risks that businesses are increasingly facing due to climate change. Economic damages from weather-related catastrophes has climbed rapidly in the recent years, and this report details the current state of resilience planning among international companies and how growing climate risks can be better managed.

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