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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BioRegional: Solutions for Sustainability

Help your classroom be more global and more engaged in practical solutions. This entrepreneurial charity initiates practical sustainability solutions and delivers them by setting up new enterprises and partnerships around the world. They assist and encourage others to achieve sustainability through consultancy, education and informing policy.

Campus Green Builder – Advancing Education for Sustainability via Green Building Curricula

This publication from the U. S. Green Building Council in collaboration with Second Nature provides guidance on integrating green building curricula across all disciplines and fields of study.

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.

Climate Communities

Climate Communities is a national coalition of cities and counties that is educating federal policymakers about the essential role of local governments in developing new approaches to create livable communities, reduce energy use and curb greenhouse gas emissions. Climate Communities is working with local governments to ensure that federal policies provide strong incentives and resources for local clean energy and sustainability actions. These are potential partners for community based learning and innovative partnership.

Greening Community Colleges: An Environmental Path to Improving Educational Outcomes

This brief highlights the approaches of three community colleges to “greening” their operations, curricula, and communities, while simultaneously addressing local and regional employment and environmental needs.

NBC News video covering key energy issues

This free video covers key issues that explain what the U.S. can do to create a sustainable energy future (particularly the comments of Ken Zweibel). You can use as an overview or to generate more informed discussion and actions in your classroom.

NC Greenforce Conference – Community Colleges Focus on Preparing North Carolina’s Green Workforce

This sumary of a statewide conference demonstrates how colleges can work together to develop sustainability and green oriented education while working to grow the green economy workforce. (November 2011)

Partnership for Sustainable Communities

These resources can enhance community partnerships and project based learning (a core pedagogy of sustainability education) by expanding understanding of sustainable communities efforts. The Partnership for Sustainable Communities with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, EPA, and the U.S. Department of Transportation helps improve access to affordable housing, more transportation options, and lower transportation costs while protecting the environment in communities nationwide. Also view the Grants and Resources and pages.

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 Media at the George Washington University. Look at their Living Sustainably on a College Campus Page and Education Page.

Problem & Case Based Learning: Making Learning Real

This site provides informational resources on a desired pedagogy for quality sustainability education – how to educate via real world problem based learning, Education for a sustainable future teaches students systemic thinking and change agent skills so they can help solve societal problems.

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