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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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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 […]

September 8, 2010

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 […]

National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE)

PETE’s goals include: support the use of sustainable practices and technologies in workforce and economic development and global competitiveness to meet the demands of a greening economy; and, to advocate global environmental stewardship and literacy through national and international programs and partnerships in education and training. It connects faculty to faculty, college to college, and […]

Tribal Grant Guidance

Select funding opportunities, written for Tribal Nations on EPA grant programs, but is general enough to be applicable to almost all government agencies and grant programs.

Workforce Training: Credentials, Pathways and Pipelines to the Green Economy

This is a link to presentations from a workshop given at the “Good Jobs, Green Jobs” National Conference in Washington, DC, in February 2009. Building a green country requires building a skilled workforce. What does that look like in practice? Developing skills standards for green-collar jobs will benefit workers, employers and consumers alike. For workers, […]

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 […]

Building the Green Economy and Successful Enrollment – Strategies for Comm. Colleges

Learn how to create successful marketing and outreach to potential students to build enrollment and the green economy. Click here

September 15, 2010

Advanced Technological Education (ATE Central) Sustainability and Energy Educational Resources

Search this useful National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (ATE Central) website for relevant resources in a variety of topic areas, including sustainability and energy.

October 7, 2010

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Green Economy Webinar

Webinar focuses on 1) different types of green jobs; 2) professional development, certification, and curricular material for teachers at both the high school and community college levels in the green jobs area; and, 3) partnership models between businesses, government, and educators to crate more effective entry, re-entry and professional development for workers in the emerging […]

Funding Sites for Select Federal Agencies

This document provides the links to the web pages from select federal agencies that describe funding possibilities and related qualifications criteria. This page will be updated as more resources become available.

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