The SEED Center

Resource Center


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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Post Waves: Productive Online Communities for Actionable Change

 This online platform enables groups that share a common goal, such as nonprofits, government, education, businesses, etc. to share and evolve ideas as a community in a democratic environment that promotes actionable change.

Power Dialog Webinar Series

The Power Dialog was created to support thousands of higher education students to engage in face-to-face dialog with state officials nationwide to discuss state-level action to help meet the US climate commitment. The Dialog gave students a voice in critical policy-making decisions that will directly impact their future.

Specific Webinars in this Series:
04/19 – The Power Dialog: Reports and Next Steps (No Archived Webinar)
03/30 – The Power Dialog: National Update
03/23 – Environmental Justice and US Climate Policy
03/16 – Interstate Cooperation and US Climate Policy
03/09 – Jobs and Economic Impacts of US Climate Policy
03/02 – Renewables, Efficiency and Carbon Pricing
02/24 – Public Health Impacts of US Climate Policy (No Archived Webinar)

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.

Renewable Energy Benefits: Measuring the Economics

 This report provides the first ever quantification of the macroeconomic impact of doubling renewable energy in the global economy by 2030. The study details the socio-economic benefits of renewable energy, to show that the impact of a transition to 36% renewables would benefit economic growth, welfare and employment.

Renewable Energy Standards

 This searchable database of renewable energy industry standards and publications includes guidelines for products, training, installation, performance and more. Standards for all divisions of renewable energy are included: bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean energy, solar and wind.

Renewables Global Status Report

REN21’s Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) provides a comprehensive and current overview of the renewable energy market, industry, investment and policy developments worldwide to enable policymakers, industry, investors and civil society to make informed decisions. In addition to the report, gain access to infographics, presentations and previous reports and information.

Report from the Inaugural National Energy Education Summit

 This report follows up on the National Energy Education Summit, created by the National Council for Science and the Environment, and is aimed to develop and advance partnerships that focus on transitioning the world towards a resilient and sustainable energy system. It emphasizes action through policy and practice to build relationships and increase motivation to contribute in the rapidly changing energy landscape.

Report: Global Green Growth

 This two-volume report depicts the potential employment generation of activities aiming to reduce carbon-emissions, such as renewable energy investment and energy efficiency technologies. It also shows the social impacts and economic advantages of shifting from carbon-based energy generation to a sustainable system.

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