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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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Four Keys to Sustainable Communities – Book Request Form

The Four Keys to Sustainable Communities series of books represent the four dimensions of sustainable design—the Worldview, the Social, the Ecological, and the Economic. The series was completed in 2012 and is now available in the U.S. for the first time. This series is endorsed by UNESCO and is an official contribution to the UN […]

January 28, 2014

How-to Guide: Campus Green Fund Implementation

Developed in partnership with the Campus Green Funds Collaborative, the Guide outlines best practices and lessons learned in designing, managing, promoting, and evaluating campus green funds and their respective projects. CGFs create the financial means for promoting sustainability in all areas of higher education; including academics, operations, administration, and engagement. They help to expand knowledge […]

March 2, 2014

CLEAN Teaching Climate and Energy Science

Provides a guide for educators built off the original climate and energy literacy frameworks. Educators can find summaries of each principle, possible challenges when teaching the principle, suggested pedagogic approaches for each grade level for grades 6-16, and relevant teaching materials from the CLEAN reviewed collection. Look for connections to the Next Generation Science Standards […]

March 23, 2014

JASON Learning

A non-profit organization that connects students to science and exploration to inspire and motivate them to study and pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). For teachers and informal educators, JASON provides lesson plans, assessments, and comprehensive professional development programs.

National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability

Published by the USGBC Center for Green Schools, this plan represents the perspectives of the leading minds and the strongest champions of Education for Sustainability, together with one voice committing to a series of actions that will ensure that by 2040, every student graduating from a U.S. K-12 school will be equipped to shape a […]

April 11, 2014

Become an Open Society Fellow

The Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world. Become a fellow today!

July 21, 2014


SmartBrief is a leading digital media company for industry professionals, delivering the most relevant industry news on a daily basis.  Receive news on the topics of your choice, including: wind energy, renewable energy and higher education. Also, be sure to sign up for the Wind Energy SmartBrief which provides a daily snapshot of the wind […]

August 16, 2014

Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES)

A flagship program of UNEP’s Environmental Education and Training Unit (EETU). GUPES aims to promote the integration of environment and sustainability concerns into teaching, research, community engagement, the management of universities including greening of university infrastructure/facilities/operations, as well as to enhance student engagement and participation in sustainability activities both within and beyond universities. Educators can […]

October 6, 2014

Forests in a Changing Climate: A Sourcebook for Integration into Academic Programmes

This publication gives an overview of the key topics related to forests and climate change, under the overarching and evolving REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) narrative. The purpose is to facilitate the integration of this new knowledge domain into multi-disciplinary programs. The sourcebook provides case studies and detailed references in each module […]

December 3, 2014

A Guide to Green Careers

An in-depth guide to careers and degree programs in the “green” sector. This resource begins with a comprehensive look at green industries and then dives into specific professional and educational options in fields such as sustainability, renewable energy, green construction, recycling and more. Key elements of the guide include: “Trends Fueling Green Careers,” “Where Green […]

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