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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Tools and Guides for Educators from Oxfam

This Oxfam website provides activities and other resources to educators looking to teach about a variety of sustainability topics, including civic engagement and support for teachers. Also see:
Youth Involvement Resources
Education for Global Citizenship
While primarily geared towards K-12 education levels, this is applicable to higher education as well.

Professional Development Opportunities from AASHE

See conferences, workshops, webinars and discussion forums on sustainability. Some of the resources are for implementing sustainability on campus and some are for including it in the curricula. There is also an open conference call line where you can organize your own conference calls related to sustainability. 
NOTE: In order to access this page users must be members of AASHE or have the ability to log-in.

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)

The Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is a non-profit, specialist change agent aiming to the market for renewable energy and energy efficiency, with a primary focus on emerging markets and developing countries.
– CLICK HERE for the REEEP Compendium of Best Practices

A Green Career Pathways Framework: Postsecondary and Employment Success for Low-Income, Disconnected Youth

Released July 2011, this report explores the extent to which this emerging green economy can offer a pathway out of poverty for low-income young people and offers guidance to youth programs about how to learn more about and access industry-driven green credentialing and career pathways development work within local communities or regions. The paper offers a multi-step Framework that outlines strategies for connecting to career pathway efforts and delineates a three-phase model design to inform the construction of on-ramp programming.

Report – Compendium of Best Practices: Sharing Local and State Successes in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy from the United States

This report of best practices describes over 20 specific examples and practices of effective implementation in states and cities. In this report, exemplary local governments share best practices of their programs, lessons learned and the factors that led to programming success.

Report (USDA) – Making the Transition to Sustainable Agriculture

This technical note provides a conceptual framework for the transition to a more sustainable agriculture. It also includes case studies and information sources on sustainable agriculture.

Report: Green Schools and Sustainability in Appalachia – Case Studies in Rural Practice

This report highlights preliminary findings from the study “Energy Workforce Trends and Training Requirements”, including case studies of college and university energy programs that are environmentally sustainable and foster education-community partnerships to support local economic growth.

Report: The Greening of Corrections, Creating a Sustainable System

This report identifies green job training programs that provide quality employment opportunities in the emerging green economy. While the section, Completing the Sustainable Model (p 20), provides corrections administrators ways to adapt existing training programs and build strategic partners that support the continuum of learning opportunities during a transition to a greener economy, it is highly relevant to Community College administrators as well.

Resources and Publications on Highways and Climate Change: US DOT Federal Highway Administration (FH

This US Department of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) page highlights resources and publications supported by FHWA that can be used as a resource for student research on sustainability and transportation or for helpful education materials for class presentations and documents.

Resources for Teaching Sustainability Within All Courses

Discover information on how to teach sustainability in a wide variety of academic discipines, including Biology, Business,Chemistry,Design, Engineering, Environmental Science, Humanities, Mathematics, Psychology, Religion, Sociology and others. Also access interdisciplinary approaches, sustainability learning outcomes that can be related to all academic areas, and some of the journals related to sustainability.

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