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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Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movement

After interviews and conversations with various leaders, the Post Carbon Institute developed this report on a new economic movement taking hold that seeks to replace the current faulty economy with a resilient one incorporating environment, social justice, labor, democracy and indigenous rights. What has emerged from these inquiries is a picture of a more equitable and democratized economy with opportunities for creative and collaborative engagement, and a budding strategy to accomplish this aim. Use this resource to support your curriculum on sustainability and clean technology in a resilient global future.

Webcast of the ‘Energy 101’ Course Framework

The Department of Energy and its collaborators held a live Webcast on “The Energy 101 Course Framework.” The presentation, webcast and resources are available at this webpage. The Energy 101 framework is part of the Energy 101 initiative, a DOE-led effort to support the creation of a peer reviewed, multidisciplinary, undergraduate level, energy fundamentals course framework, and is the product of collaboration between the project partners and their discourse with energy education experts.

Webinar: Help Your Students and Their Employers Understand How to Grow Green Jobs

This webinar shares concepts, learning outcomes and learning activities you can easily incorporate in your courses to create more success for your students and for the businesses where they will work. Educating our students for green jobs and careers often requires going beyond the teaching of technological skills and knowledge. A successful green business employee also needs an understanding of how to effectively communicate about the green product and how to help the employer understand and utilize the successful green business models. Yet these items are often missing in our curricula. Standard marketing, sales and business courses do not address this problem.

What Cities Should Do: A Guide to Resilient Power Planning

This paper describes a plan of action for cities to become more “power resilient” using new technologies like solar and battery storage, which can be more reliable than diesel generators. Resilient power planning helps protect vulnerable populations from harm when severe weather causes power outages.

Why Green Is Your Color: A Woman’s Guide to a Sustainable Career

A comprehensive manual designed to assist women, training providers, educators, counselors, and other workforce development professionals with information on educational and career pathways in the green economy. This information can help women sort through their choices, and can be used by others to promote the recruitment and retention of women in green career paths.

Wind Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) Models

The Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) models, developed by Wind Powering America, are user-friendly tools that estimate the economic impacts of constructing and operating new power plants from fossil fuels or renewable energies at the local and state levels.

Wind Technology Resource Center

 Use the Wind Technology Resource Center to find publications, data, analysis, and other technical resources on specific technologies or wind energy research topics. Search for resources with keywords, browse by topic or search for resources by state.

Women in Green Jobs

 When the “Women In Green Jobs” campaign was launched at Austin Community College (ACC), only 1 in every 10 Students in “Green Tech” was a woman. The Women in Green Jobs Campaign was designed with the goal of doubling the number of women enrolling in Green Tech programs. As part of this initiative, ACC now offers women special solar installer training, a program created for use throughout Texas public colleges.

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Industry Sector Opportunities: Women Working in Green Construction &

This fact sheet discusses how workforce development professionals have a unique opportunity to coalesce the interests of employers and potential employees while helping to ensure that women are poised to take full advantage of the green economy; especially in green construction and energy efficiency retrofitting, renovation, and energy sourcing.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Clean Energy

EPA’s Clean Energy page has information for consumers, employers and anyone else interested in either their environmental impacts or on how to work with state and local organizations to help create a greener economy and environment. The site lists activities occurring with state policy makers, electric and gas utilities, energy customers, and other key stakeholders to identify, design and implement clean energy policy and technology solutions. These programs also provides useful, objective information and technical assistance for available clean energy technologies. Stakeholders can find relevant policy information and receive valuable recognition for meeting specific requirements under each program area. You can search by topic or energy types.

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