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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.


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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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International Labour Organization: Green Jobs are Decent Jobs

For the ILO, the notion of green jobs summarizes the transformation of economies, enterprises, workplaces and labor markets into a sustainable, low-carbon economy providing decent work. Review these resources and news covering a great variety of topics relating to green jobs at the international level.

September 8, 2010

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.

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.

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 […]

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