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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
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

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A Woman’s Guide to Green Jobs: Why is Green Good for Women? Fact Sheet

This publication is designed to aid in increasing women’s access to high-growth and emerging industry occupations in the green jobs sector nationwide. It will provide women workers and workforce professionals with information on hiring needs and challenges, training and entrepreneurship opportunities, and in-demand and emerging jobs in green industries.

September 8, 2010

Green Collar Workers and Other Mythical Creatures, book authored by Marc Anderberg.

Labor market analysts have to cut through the fog of overlapping, conflicting and even nonsensical uses of the terms “green jobs” and “green collar workers” before they can give valid and reliable counts of workers employed in them, provide employment demand growth estimates and identify the requisite KSAs for green employment (as opposed to employment […]

Clean Energy Trends Reports

Reports discuss how clean energy has become a driving force for economic recovery, both nationally and internationally.

U.S. Metro Economies: Green Jobs in U.S. Metro Areas

In this report, the U.S. Conference of Mayors have examined the economic benefits of the ‘Green Economy’ – that part of economic activity which is devoted to the reduction of fossil fuels, the increase of energy efficiency, and the curtailment of greenhouse gas emissions.

Building a Green Collar Workforce in Chicagoland: Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Initiative

This link will bring you to Selected Publications and provide the Building a Green Collar Workforce report which discusses green collar jobs in the Chicago region, highlighting this city as an example of the estimates of the number and types of jobs that may be created or transformed, and the needs of employers.

Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)

Join the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) to be a part of the climate and energy education discussion and activity with other scientists, educators, policy makers, community leaders, students and engaged citizens and also explore the CLEAN Collection of educational resources which includes nearly 600 educational resources for grades 6-16 which are all […]

Green Pathways Out of Poverty: Workforce Development Initiatives

This document is a product of that two-day meeting and links to resources recommended by Community of Practice members. It is meant to guide and support anyone seeking to create pathways out of poverty through green job training.

Hazardous Materials Training and Research Institute (HMTRI)

The purpose of the Institute is to promote worker protection and the maintenance of a clean and safe environment through education and training. HMTRI is recognized as one of a select number of national centers for excellence by several federal agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the […]

Job Opportunities for the Green Economy: A State-by-State Picture of Occupations that Gain from Green Investments

This report from the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, examines 12 states and the people employed in occupations affected by six green economic strategies: building retrofitting, mass transit, energy-efficient automobiles, wind power, solar power and cellulosic biofuels. The report was commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and was released […]

Making the Transition: Helping Workers and Communities Retool for the Clean Energy Economy

This report offers recommendations which form a worker and community transition program as part of federal climate legislation. It analyzes past and current transition programs, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and uses data to develop a proposal for a model climate transition policy. The recommendations focus on workers in carbon-intensive industries such as coal and […]

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