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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 to AACC members
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

Additionally, be sure to check out our Green Programs!

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Green Transition Scoreboard Report: Breakdowns Driving Breakthroughs

 The Green Transition Scoreboard Report covers investments on  Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Life Systems, Green Construction, and Corporate Green R&D, with a focus on water. Life Systems, a new category this year, tracks the system-wide interconnections among efficiency, information and digitization, energy, water, food, education and, health. The report also tracks investment in renewable energy, showing that the $6.22 trillion invested in the global “green” transition since 2007 puts the world on track to meet the 2020 goal to effectively scale innovations while reducing the cost of green technologies.

Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative

This initiative focuses on reducing Hawaii’s dependence on imported oil and shifts the state to a more sustainable energy system. In so doing, high-wage jobs and economic opportunities are being created for the people of Hawaii. The current focus is to establish a sustainable alternative-fuel strategy to help reduce Hawaii’s dependence on imported oil. In addition, this initiative covers topics such as: energy efficiency initiatives for homes, businesses and in transportation; renewable energy sources; plus news, reports and other resources for a better understanding of the state’s shift towards sustainability.

Hydropower Market Report

 Hydropower has been providing clean reliable power for over one hundred years, but prior to this report, there has been no systematic documentation. This report provides industry and policy makers with a quantitative baseline on distribution, capabilities, and status. Topics covered in the report include: a description of the existing hydropower fleet, development trends, performance metrics, pumped storage information, supply chain tends, policy and market drivers, and future projects.

Jobs 21! Good Jobs for the 21st Century

 Organized by the BlueGreen Alliance, Jobs21! provides resources for job seekers and students interested in the future of the employment market as it relates to bettering the environment while improving economic sustainability. News articles and publications are provided on a wealth of topics, including: infrastructure, green schools, energy efficiency, transportation, recycling, and internet services.

Making Sense of Climate Science Denial

Useful for both educators and students, this free online course provides information about climate change and educates on the psychology of climate science denial. To promote open communication between people of all backgrounds and beliefs, the course includes lectures on climate science, as well as psychology, to help people recognize and understand how common climate myths are formed, and to provide information on how to effectively debunk climate misinformation.

Pearson SEED Store

This resource provides access to additional educational resources from SEED Center partners and corporate sponsors. Pearson is the global leader in education publishing, providing quality educational solutions that span the post-secondary learning spectrum from college and career training through graduate studies and professional training and development. Please explore this bookstore for all your sustainability needs. We’re just getting started, so please keep checking back for updates and new materials.

Planning for a More Resilient Future: A Guide to Regional Approaches

 This guide describes current research being carried out on resilience, discusses the driving forces behind resilience policy and practice across the US, and examines current thinking on regional and economic resilience of communities impacted by, or at risk of being impacted by, both natural and human-caused disasters.

Practical Guide to Reducing the Campus Carbon Footprint

This resources serves as an implementation guide to the Presidents Climate Commitment and is useful to any campus working to reduce its climate pollution. It gives educational facilities professionals and students a practical framework to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions while working with campus stakeholders to meet their institutions’ carbon neutrality goals.

Publications from the World Resources Institute

Educators and students can access these objective, academic publications for a variety of sustainability topics through research, reports, working papers, issue briefs, and fact sheets. For maps, charts, data sets, infographics, and other visual resources visit:

Quantifying the Consensus on Anthropogenic Global Warming in Scientific Literature

 This paper studies the consensus in the scientific community regarding human caused climate change, finding that over 97% of climate scientists agree that humans are the cause of current warming trends. However, only about 50% of the US public agrees with the scientists. Education so the population understands the evidence that the Earth is warming is necessary to support global policy to reduce (mitigate) the effects of climate change. This paper, abstract and especially the accompanying short video will make useful tools for classroom education and discussion on both climate change and policy.

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