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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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California Employment Development Department Labor Market Info (LMI) – California’s Green Economy

The green technology sector has shown the potential to create more manufacturing jobs, and more opportunities at every income and education level, than any other industry in California. The Assembly Select Committee on California’s Green Economy was formed to assist state and local governments in shaping policies that will remove barriers and encourage investment and […]

December 20, 2010

CareerOneStop – Competency Model Clearinghouse

A clearinghouse of competency model frameworks. Includes high-growth industries such as Energy Generation, Transmission, and Distribution and Advanced Manufacturing (including green manufacturing principles). Developed through a collaborative effort involving the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and various industry organizations.

United States Global Change Research Program – Climate Literacy Curricular Framework and Grants

This site, endorsed by 13 federal agencies, provides a framework and essential principles for formal and informal education “integrating federal research and solutions for climate and global change.”  Information on federal grants is available for climate change education.

Reviewed Education Resources from the National Science Digital Library (CLEAN)

Collection of teaching activities includes materials for undergraduate classrooms as well as middle and high school students and an online community of teachers submitting and sharing resources for teaching about climate science, climate change and energy awareness.

Online Resources and Development for College Energy Education

Instructors and students can find curricular materials and opportunities that range from clean energy entrepreneurship competitions to designing zero energy homes to summer internship and research experiences.

April 7, 2011

Biomimicry: University Curricula

Learning from nature to create non-toxic technologies is a fascinating subject described in these materials for educators who want to teach their students about biomimicry and give them a good grounding in the subject. Whether someone is completely new to biomimicry or relatively familiar with the subject, this information will provide a solid foundation about […]

April 11, 2011

Rocky Mountain Institute: Factor Ten Engineering (10xE)

This site describes sustainability design principles and a set of case studies for resource-intensive design problems, such as manufacturing processes, buildings and vehicles, from the Rocky Mountain Institute. This page holds many still-relevant and useful resources at the Rocky Mountain Institute. (2010/2011)

Green For All: Building an inclusive green economy

This national organization works to build an inclusive green economy that is strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Green For All works in collaboration with business, government, labor, and grasroots communities to create and implement programs that increase quality jobs and opportunities in the green industry.

May 30, 2011

American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE)

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) works to bring all forms of renewable energy into the mainstream of America’s economy through their information and communications initiatives. This resource provides multiple interactive reports, best practices and career development reports, and many other helpful publications.

June 1, 2011

Report: Energizing Cities – New Models for Driving Clean Energy Investment

This report is a guide for local elected officials, county and city staff, energy utility managers, and community stakeholders to the steps that must be taken in designing and financing clean energy programs. This document describes how to develop, implement, and finance a clean energy program and offers examples of existing innovative clean energy financing […]

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