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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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Teaching & Learning Resources from QUEST

 These thematic multimedia packages are created by educators and tailored for use both in and out of the classroom.  Topics include: climate change, ocean acidification, energy, soil sustainability, water flows and more.

September 29, 2015

The Ways It Pays to Go Green with Technology in Higher Education

This guide describes how colleges can implement new “green” technologies to reduce energy consumption and mitigate environmental impacts. It also details the benefits colleges can experience by opting for greener technologies on campus, and provides examples through case studies. To access the full article, readers must first complete a free sign-up form.

Open Educational Resources in Higher Education

 This guide provides a database of open-source educational resources for higher education, and includes a variety of sustainability topics. Materials range from full courses, to textbooks, to individual resources such as videos and news.

Educational Videos from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network

SDSNedu and its free video courses are designed to communicate key information from the world’s leading experts on sustainable development. The videos help fill the knowledge gap about sustainable development and equip citizens everywhere to help move toward the Sustainable Development Goals. View “The Age of Sustainable Development,” a definitive guide to the SDGs,” “Planetary Boundaries and Human Opportunities,” plus a mini-series […]

December 10, 2015

Developing Skills for Sustainability Change Agents with a Participatory Backcasting Teaching Toolbox

This paper describes and analyzes a participatory backcasting teaching toolbox (PBTT) designed to develop skills required for sustainability change agents. The PBTT contains twelve modules and includes critical and systems thinking, future orientation, ability to work in trans-disciplinary frameworks, personal involvement, conflict resolution and consensus building. It further describes how the PBTT effects the development […]

cIRcle: The University of British Columbia’s Repository for Research and Teaching Materials

cIRcle is the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) digital repository for research and teaching materials from conferences, faculty, students and the UBC community and partners. Topics in the repository include: Agriculture, Buildings & Structures, Education, Environment, Natural Resources, and Transportation & Utilities.

Career Webinars

This collection of webinars about how to move into global/international development provides career guidance and assistance through informational videos on a variety of topics from international development related Resume/CV building through the application process, including career transition webinars and information regarding volunteer work.

America’s Future: Environmental Research and Education for a Thriving Century

 This National Science Foundation report discusses the confluence of global environmental change and new scientific capabilities which is creating opportunities for research and education that can help us anticipate and shape the future rather than merely adapt to its changes.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

This invaluable resource breaks down the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into manageable targets and provides in-depth information about specific topics related to each goal with links to timelines, events, and publications.

Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

 This website provides resources and information to promote leadership in the coordination and implementation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition to reports, it provides access to political forums, academic discussion platforms, summits and meetings.

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