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.
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
Be sure to check out our Toolkits for additional useful resources!
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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.
December 20, 2010
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.
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
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
This site describes sustainability design principles and a growing set of case studies for resource-intensive design problems, such as manufacturing processes, buildings and vehicles, from the Rocky Mountain Institute. This document is one of many useful resources at the Rocky Mountain Institute.
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
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
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 […]
The New Energy Cities program is catalyzing pioneering communities to take charge of their energy future and drive investment toward a clean, renewable, super-efficient energy system that generates significant local economic development. This is done through workshops, community engagement, guidance reports, and many other programs. The program was completed in 2016, but many resources are […]
The aim of this report is to help community colleges across the country navigate a path forward through evolving terrain as they develop green energy education and training programs for low-income populations. In this paper, Workforce Strategy Center (WSC) examines how community colleges leading the ﬁeld in green energy education are grappling with the issues […]
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