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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Sustainable Development Solutions Network

This global initiative by the United Nations provides educational resources on sustainable development from the world’s leading experts. Be sure to review their on-line courses given on a wide variety of topics related to sustainable development, created by experienced professionals from around the world at:

Sustainable Schools Project: Education for Sustainability Starter Kit

This professional development tool prepares educators and schools to start using sustainability as an integrating theme, and to catalyze school change with efficient use of existing resources through a series of self-guided learning opportunities.

Sustainable Schools Project: Guide to Education for Sustainability

The Guide to Education for Sustainability offers introductory tools, background, and examples to help educators of all grade levels and subject areas use the “lens of sustainability” to strengthen classroom curricula and community projects.

System Innovation for Sustainability 3: Case Studies in Sustainable Consumption and Production &mda

The EU-funded project “Sustainable Consumption Research Exchanges” (SCORE!) consists of around 200 experts in the field of sustainable innovation and sustainable consumption. The SCORE! philosophy is that innovation in SCP policy can be achieved only if experts that understand business development, (sustainable) solution design, consumer behaviour and system innovation policy work together in shaping it. Sustainable technology design can be effective only if business can profitably make the products and consumers are attracted to them. Request a review copy or an inspection/desk copy at

Teaching Concepts of Sustainability in Introduction to Psychology

This article, published by the American Psychological Association Education Directorate division in their  “Psychology Teacher Network”, gives a conceptual framework and specific examples of how to teach sustainability within psychology, although many of the concepts are applicable to courses in many academic disciplines.  When you get to the link, scroll to page 21

The 2011 Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges

The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges profiles 308 institutions of higher education in the United States and three in Canada that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation.  The 220-page guide is the only free, comprehensive, annually updated guide to green colleges. The Guide was developed through partnership with the United States Green Building Council.

The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy

In this ground-breaking book, leading sustainability educators are joined by literary critics, permaculturalists, ecologists, artists, journalists, engineers, mathematicians and philosophers in a deep reflection on the skills people need to survive and thrive in the challenging conditions of the 21st century.

The Journal of Sustainability Education

The Journal of Sustainability Education is a peer-reviewed, open access interdisciplinary e-journal from the Institute for Sustainable Social Change and the Prescott College (AZ) Ph.D. Program in Sustainability Education. Review these essays for curricular materials.

The Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project (SMEP)

The Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project (SMEP) serves as a catalyst and convener of interdisciplinary dialogue and research around existing and emerging sustainability topics. It has developed in depth conceptualizations about what comprises engaged sustainability scholarship and how that would translate into research, teaching and outreach. Visit the SMEP website for information on upcoming events and other information on sustainability topics.

Sustainable Community Development Resources

This page from the US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development is filled with resources on how to build sustainable regional economies.

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