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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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Planet Forward

Planet Forward is where experts and engaged citizens come together to find solutions to our shared challenges, specifically in the areas of energy, climate and sustainability. It is a dynamic public square, curating the best ideas and innovations from scientists, business leaders, advocates, students and government leaders and is based at the Center for Innovative […]

July 18, 2012

Green Technologies and Practices (GTP) survey

Special survey of business establishments designed to collect data on establishments’ use of green technologies and practices and the occupations of workers who spend more than half of their time involved in green technologies and practices. (Project ended 2013)

October 25, 2012

Autonomy and Innovation: Systemic Change in a Decentralized State

Autonomy and Innovation, by higher education and workforce development expert Tom Hilliard, describes Michigan’s participation in Achieving the Dream, detailing how college-level reform initiatives highlight the need and build momentum for collective, state-level action to foster collaboration, spread innovation, and make effective use of student outcome data. (November 2012)

October 26, 2012

OECD Sustainable Manufacturing Metrics Toolkit

This free toolkit provides a set of 18 internationally applicable, common and comparable key performance indicators to measure and improve the environmental performance of manufacturing facilities and products. (2011)

K-12 Sustainability Resources Relevant to Community Colleges

The U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development has developed a rich set of resources, including sites with downloadable learning activities, a beginner’s toolkit for sustainability, standards for K-12, and more. The resources on the site can help shape introductory community college curricula on sustainable development or provide supplementary materials for integrating education for sustainable […]

November 21, 2012

Report (November 2013) – Public Support for Climate and Energy Policies

Read this 2013 report from the Yale Project on Climate Communication to review how the public supports climate and energy policies. This page also contains report highlights.

November 28, 2012

Report on Green Revolving Funds: Greening the Bottom Line 2012

A report by the Sustainable Endowments Institute shows strong growth of green revolving funds (GRFs) within the higher education sector. The 2012 report shows that 36 new GRFs have been created since 2010 with a median reported return on investment of 28 percent. Since 2010, GRFs have been launched in 31 U.S. states and two […]

EPA’s Smart Growth Program

Learn about smart growth issues and environmental benefits. Find information about specific topics, resources, and examples of smart growth development, including the National Award for Smart Growth Achievement. Through research, tools, partnerships, case studies, grants, and technical assistance, EPA is helping America’s communities turn their visions of the future into reality.

National Training and Education Resource (NTER) Platform – DOE

The National Training and Education Resource (NTER) Platform was designed to revolutionize how online training and education is created, shared, and delivered. NTER offers an easy to use and free distributed repository and specialized search engine just for education and training. Each organization that participates in NTER gains access to a global network of resources and expands […]

December 4, 2012

Responding to Economic Crisis: What can community colleges do?

A new paper by MDC describes how a particular ARRA project, Career Pathways for a Green South, helped a set of community colleges expand their capacity to better serve students facing multiple employment barriers. Drawing on their Career Pathways for a Green South experience, MDC’s How Community Colleges Can Respond to Economic Crisis (2012) details […]

December 17, 2012

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