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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Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) Journal Article: More Profit with Less Carbon

Materials explaing how we can build healthier economies while reducing climate change. Includes quality investment strategies for energy efficiency and renewable energies.

Scientific American’s Interactive Online Article: Powering a Green Planet

A highly interactive article with information from Stanford University on how we can meet our energy needs with conservation and renewable energies.

Second Nature: Education for Sustainability

Second Nature’s mission is to accelerate movement toward a sustainable future by serving and supporting senior college and university leaders in making healthy, just, and sustainable living the foundation of all learning and practice in higher education.

Shelburne Farms

Shelburne Farms offers a variety of professional development opportunities for both formal and non-formal educators. Each program is designed to give educators the confidence, motivation and skills they need to integrate science, agricultural, sustainability and natural resource topics into their curricula. Their work includes the Shelburne Farms’ Sustainable Schools Project (, a dynamic new model for school improvement and civic engagement. The program is designed to help schools use sustainability as an integrating context for curriculum, community partnerships, and campus practices. Emphasis is more on K-12 but is still useful.

Career Pathways Toolkit: Six Key Elements for Success

The Six Key Elements Definition and Framework was developed by the US Department of Labor – Employment and Training Administration, in partnership with the US Department of Education – Office of Vocational and Adult Education; Jobs for the Future; and Social Policy Research Associates. It is designed to support state and local teams working collaboratively to develop and implement a comprehensive career pathways system.

Green Business Guide

Review these resources and steps created to help businesses become more environmentally responsible and benefit from the growing green economy. A wealth of information is provided to facilitate the transition towards energy efficiency, compliance with environmental regulations, and a recognized “green business.”

Smart Growth America’s State Resilience Program

 Smart Growth America’s State Resilience Program offers resources, tools, and creative solutions to reduce the risk of environmental disasters to human life and economic growth. This resource provides instructors with information regarding their summit, plus lists of resources and a resilience blog.

Sustainability and Curriculum Integration

This page from Santa Clara University provides excellent examples on how to integrate sustainability into your college curriculum. Review the list of resources and other guides to help you develop your sustainability curriculum.

Sustainability Improves Student Learning (SISL)

SISL is a select group of academic associations/disciplinary societies working together to increase students’ learning in undergraduate courses, and better prepare students for the 21st-century big questions that relate to real-world challenges such as energy, air and water quality, and climate change. Here you will find helpful teaching resources and information on workshops and events.

Sustainable Communities Online

Sustainable Communities Online pools information on sustainability to make it more readily accessible to the public. In it you will find information on community partnerships, economic initiatives, governance, and other helpful information that can inform your sustainability courses.

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