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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

Be sure to check out our Toolkits for additional useful resources!

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Environmental Energy Technologies Division – LBNL

This website from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is filled with useful information on energy efficiency and renewable energies that could be included in curricula. Be sure to check out many of the links on their Publications Page.

June 1, 2011

Climate Communities

Climate Communities is a national coalition of cities and counties that is educating federal policymakers about the essential role of local governments in developing new approaches to create livable communities, reduce energy use and curb greenhouse gas emissions. Climate Communities is working with local governments to ensure that federal policies provide strong incentives and resources […]

Report: The Clean Energy Economy: Repowering Jobs, Business and Investments Across America

This 2009 report finds that the clean energy economy has been driving jobs, businesses and investments across the 50 states and District of Columbia for a decade, nourishing industries around products ranging from solar panels and engines for hybrid cars to energy-efficient buildings.

National Wildlife Federation: Campus Ecology Webinar Resource

Webinars to help bring green and sustainability onto the campus and into the community on a variety of topics.

Report: Going Green – The Vital Role of Community Colleges in Building a Sustainable Future and Gree

This report examines the growing role of community colleges in a low-carbon, clean energy economy; and, provides examples of innovative strategies and practices used by community colleges to address climate change, environmental stewardship, and green workforce development. It offers information on the fastest growing sectors and jobs in the clean energy/green economy that provide strategic […]

National Science Foundation (NSF) Funding Opportunities

This document provides information on NSF Grants that are available to Community Colleges. The NSF is making the grant process easier for Community Colleges and is working on broadening its impact on two-year colleges.

July 1, 2011

Report – Sizing the Clean Economy: A National and Regional Green Jobs Assessment

This July, 2011 report represents the first study of the U.S. clean economy to provide timely information that is both comprehensive enough in its scope and detailed enough in its categorization to inform national, state, and regional leaders on the dynamics of the U.S. low-carbon and environmental goods and services “super-sector” as they are transpiring […]

July 19, 2011

The Pew Center on Global Climate Change

The Pew center on Global Climate Change provides one of the best resources available to community colleges for keeping up to date on federal and state (and some regional) legislation, action and trends in relation to energy efficiency and renewable energy. The following links are the first place to start to access maps of state […]

August 16, 2011

Article – Top 10 Reasons Why Green Jobs Are Vital to Our Economy

This September, 2011 article written by the Center for American Progress states how green jobs are integral to any effort to jumpstart the US economy and reduce as rapidly as possible the 9.1 percent unemployment rate. It states that the rapid growth of green jobs will boost demand in the economy by reducing unemployment, making […]

September 9, 2011

Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (arpa-e)

The Advanced Research Projects Agency, out of the U.S. Department of Energy, provides information on funding and technologies focused exclusively on high risk, high payoff concepts technologies. Educators can use this to describe possible new technologies and some of the supportive funding and policy to assist students with understanding the future potentials for the industry. […]

October 14, 2011

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