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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International Society of Sustainability Professionals: Educational Opportunities

This association offers a sustainability certificate and educational events that could be helpful to students in their career pathway as well as faculty learning to upgrade their understanding of sustainability skills and career pathways.

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.

Educational Resources, Webinars and Presentations

This web page provides sustainable and environmental-based learning resources including: webinars, presentations and reports.

Lesson Plans on Climate and Other Earth Issues

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

Leading Profound Change: A Resource for Presidents and Chancellors of the ACUPCC

This resource represents the beginning of a dialogue and exploration of effective approaches, tools and concepts for leading the kind of change needed to fulfill the ACUPCC in ways that enhance institutions immediately and over the long-term. The paper, includes links to colleagues’ on-_campus success stories, addresses the question: What new and different approaches can we share from our experiences to ensure deep and enduring success? And addresses how sustainability leaders on campus, especially presidents, can set the agenda for positive change.

Article: Act Local, Start Now, Think Big: 10 “Yes in My Backyard” Steps to a More Sustainable Commun

This article provides ideas for communities and community members to become more sustainable using policy,  funding, and other industry resources.

Article: The Community College Perspective in the Emerging Green Economy

This article (page 35) touches on how cost-effective and viable green innovations are to often failing to take hold and the roles community colleges can play to solve this problem. This article shares strategies on how community colleges can; drive job growth in the green economy, prepare students in all disciplines and create effective partnerships to grow the green economy. Written by Leith Sharp, founder of the Harvard Green Campus Initiative and past Director of the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN).

Article: Three Community College Case Studies

The first 2 case studies highlight how community colleges can educate the public and catalyze green business growth in addition to educating students. Strategies such as sustainability centers that are open to the public and business incubators are described. The following three community college sustainability efforts are detailed in this article (page 40): 1) The Green Center of Central Pennsylvania, 2) Green Efforts at Cleveland State Community College, and 3) North Shore’s Zero Net Energy Building.

Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching – Sustainability Education Resources

Australian higher education institutions are implementing a range of learning programs and initiatives addressing sustainability challenges. This emerging site enables academic staff to find effective practice and resources for teaching sustainability, and enables university leaders and policy makers to access resources on implementing programs in sustainability, staff development initiatives and embedding sustainability in policy.  Most resources are from Australia but some are international; must search the resources center for the keyword “sustainability.”

American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) Academic Guidance Documen

Signatories to the ACUPCC have committed to take “actions to make climate neutrality and sustainability a part of the curriculum and other educational experiences for all students.” This guidance document, Education for Climate Neutrality and Sustainability, is intended to give high-level guidance to all college and university decision-makers and academic staff to provide strategies to integrate sustainability into all of education. This document is designed to identify some of the best practices across higher education.

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