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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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Book – Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation

“Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation” is intended for undergraduate students. It was written by staff and faculty from the U of IL system (Urbana, Chicago, Springfield campuses) and you can build on and adapt the content as you see fit for your curricula with few restrictions.

July 13, 2012

Guide to Creating and Maintaining Eco-Rep Programs

This guide helps teachers or student leaders activate programs to promote behavior change that will reduce pollution and wasted resources.

July 16, 2012

2012: The Geography of Sustainability – Journal of Sustainability

2012 issue of the Journal of Sustainability Education, a peer-reviewed, open access interdisciplinary e-journal from the Institute for Sustainable Social Change and the sustainability education Ph.D. program at Prescott College (Arizona), is themed “The Geography of Sustainability.”

July 17, 2012

U.S. Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative

This U.S. Department of Commerce’s Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative supports the creation of manufactured products that use processes that minimize negative environmental impacts, conserve energy and natural resources, are safe for employees, communities, and consumers and are economically sound. The initiative has metrics for sustainable manufacturing and many useful publications.

Problem & Case Based Learning: Making Learning Real

This site provides informational resources on a desired pedagogy for quality sustainability education – how to educate via real world problem based learning, Education for a sustainable future teaches students systemic thinking and change agent skills so they can help solve societal problems.

Sustainable Schools Project Selected Resources: Guide to Education for Sustainability and Education for Sustainability Starter Kit

The Guide to Education for Sustainability offers introductory tools, background, and examples to help educators of all grade levels and subject areas use the “lens of sustainability” to strengthen classroom curricula and community projects. (Guide last updated 2015) The Education for Sustainability Starter Kit prepares educators and schools to use sustainability as an integrating theme […]

Sustainable Schools Project: Education for Sustainability Starter Kit

This professional development tool prepares educators and schools to start using sustainability as an integrating theme, and to catalyze school change with efficient use of existing resources through a series of self-guided learning opportunities.

Partnership for Sustainable Communities: Five Years of Learning from Communities and Coordinating Federal Investments

This report can enhance community partnerships and project based learning (a core pedagogy of sustainability education) by expanding understanding of sustainable communities efforts.  The Partnership for Sustainable Communities with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, EPA, and the U.S. Department of Transportation helped improve access to affordable housing, more transportation options, and lower […]

NBC News video covering key energy issues

This free video covers key issues that explain what the U.S. can do to create a sustainable energy future (particularly the comments of Ken Zweibel). You can use as an overview or to generate more informed discussion and actions in your classroom.

July 18, 2012

Lesson Plans on Climate and Other Earth Issues

Brought to you from the National Earth Science Teachers Association, there is a lot of still-relevant material here for environmental sustainability. You can search this site for lesson plans by topic. (Site last updated 2012)

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