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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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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

National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT)

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) (formerly known as ATTRA) houses information on sustainable and renewable energy issues and sustainable and organic agriculture challenges. The resources, compiled over 30+ years, include downloadable presentations, current projects and much more. NCAT is a private nonprofit organization, founded in 1976, which manages a series of projects that […]

National Wildlife Federation (NWF): Schoolyard Habitats

View the National Wildlife Foundation (NWF) Schoolyard Habitats webpage for information on their effort to assist schools with on developing outdoor classrooms. While their materials are focused on K-12 education, an educator might find useful information in their Lesson Plans and Resources which provides webinars and other educator resources.

Sandia National Lab Energy and Climate Security Programs

The Energy Security program works to reduce the risks of transformative energy solutions that will enhance the nation’s security and economic prosperity. The Climate Security program works to understand and prepare the nation for the national security implications of climate change.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Clean Energy

EPA’s Clean Energy page has information for consumers, employers and anyone else interested in either their environmental impacts or on how to work with state and local organizations to help create a greener economy and environment. The site lists activities occurring with state policy makers, electric and gas utilities, energy customers, and other key stakeholders […]

US DOE: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO)

The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) of DOE focuses on research, development, and demonstration of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies across multiple sectors enabling innovation, a strong domestic economy, and a clean, equitable energy future. Its website contains research and reports, introductory information, webinars, and more on hydrogen and fuel cells.

November 12, 2011

Greening of the World of Work: O*NET(r) Project’s Book of References

This 2009 report summarizes research to investigate the impact of green economy activities and technologies on occupational requirements in an effort to determine their impact on current O*NET-SOC occupations and to identify new and emerging (N&E) occupations that may be considered as potential candidates for inclusion in the O*NET-SOC system.

December 15, 2011

Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) is a non-profit organization that advances innovative policy solutions that set us on a cleaner, more secure and sustainable energy path. View their Briefings page for documents on policy as well as their publications page for helpcul fact sheets that can be used for curricular materials.

January 3, 2012

Report – Green Jobs Readiness Partnership: Contextualizing Literacy

This 2013 brief by JFF draws on its experiences from its GreenWays program integrating the teaching of fundamental literacy and numeracy skills into basic occupational training programs to assist program designers at job training programs that serve adults without adequate literacy skills. The report “explores the interrelationship of the nation’s literacy rates, the growth of […]

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