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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

Be sure to check out our Toolkits for additional useful resources!

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TedTalk: How much Nature do we have? How much do we use?

In this Tedx Talk, the economic implications of human consumption are explained. It discusses what “sustainable development” means and how it can be measured, using the data derived as a tool to help create solutions for a more resilient economy.

January 29, 2016

Footprint Calculator

 Use this tool to find out how much land area it takes to support your lifestyle. This ecological footprint tool will help you discover your biggest areas of resource consumption, and learn what you can do to mitigate negative impacts on the earth.

Naturally, Danny Seo

 Naturally, Danny Seo is a publication that looks at living a sustainable lifestyle without sacrificing style. It covers everything from food to beauty, travel, home, and entertaining to help people find inspiring ideas that embrace a natural lifestyle.

Video: AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo

 The AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo, themed Transforming Sustainability Education, involved a diverse group of campus representatives including faculty, students, sustainability officers, staff, administrators and presidents together with business, non-profit, government and community members for a sustainable celebration. Teachers and students can now watch the keynote speakers from the conference on YouTube or download the […]

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.

World Bioenergy Association (WBA)

The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is dedicated to supporting the global bioenergy sector by promoting the global utilization of bioenergy in a sustainable and economical way. Find reports, news, and other sustainability information and events that address current issues, such as: certification, sustainability, standardization, and bioenergy´s impact on food, land-use and water supply.

Living Room Conversations: Energy and the Environment

 Community Energy Conversations encourages understanding and civic engagement for positive change through improved civil discourse skills, helping participants understand how energy issues affect them, and assisting people with polarized perspectives find common ground to address issues.  Activities can also be used in college communities for civic engagement activities or by faculty as course assignments. Also […]

March 14, 2016

Civic Engagement in Action Series: Creating New Models for Student Understanding

This initiative encourages civic engagement and skills for democracy among undergraduate students on critical national issues such as political engagement, stewardship of public lands and tackling America’s financial debt. It examines the roles and actions of government agencies, advocacy organizations, and citizens in trying to address problems and resolve conflicts through a blend of national […]

March 15, 2016

Sustainability Advisory Committee Resources

 These publications, presentations and other resources useful to staff, students and educators focus on the successful design, implementation and evaluation of the triple bottom line of sustainability, including social justice and well being, healthy environments, and strong economies to promote and support sustainability education, policies, and practices.  The page includes sustainability learning outcomes, primers, campus […]

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.

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