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
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

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

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Article: After Hard Year, Promise of Unparalleled Jobs Growth

Despite overall decline, clean energy remains the biggest job creator across America’s energy sector, employing nearly three times as many workers as work in fossil fuel extraction and generation. More Americans still work in clean energy than work as middle and elementary school teachers, bankers, farmers or real estate agents. Median hourly wages for clean […]

April 23, 2021

Connecting Sustainable Energy Businesses with Education Webinar Report

This World Bank-UNEP joint event was designed to employers and educators connect to prepare the workforce for the green economy. The clean energy transition is creating new job opportunities around the world. With the rapid expansion of renewables and energy efficiency, along with technology disruptions, the needed skill sets of tomorrow’s workforce are going to […]

April 28, 2021

National Roundtable on the Workforce for a Green & Inclusive Economy: Report

To engage with the Roundtable, contact Debra Rowe at: debrarowe (at) Through discussions at the National Roundtable on the Workforce for an Inclusive Green Economy, attendees pinpointed necessary actions to reduce redundant or fragmented green workforce efforts. The outcomes provide insights into what government agencies, industry, unions, higher education institutions, and workforce agencies must […]

June 3, 2021

Solar Toolkit for Schools

The resources included in the toolkit are designed to assist schools throughout the process of planning, funding and attaining a solar installation.  In depth materials cover topics such as resources, designing a project roadmap, writing project proposals, publicity templates, educational materials and more.  It can be used by instructors to create a learning project for […]

June 16, 2021

CREATE (Center For Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education)

CREATE is a valuable source for students and educators as it’s purpose is to advance the field of renewable energy by promoting field-specific educational programs. The organization provides professional development and mentoring for faculty, establishes partnerships between businesses and academic programs, promotes technician careers, and distributes exemplary instructional materials.

Report – Public Support for International Climate Action

This report represents how registered voters in the United States view a variety of policies related to international climate action. It is designed to provide context for President Biden’s Leader’s Summit on Climate in April of 2021. The report is useful for understanding current beliefs and concerns of American voters.

Report – Climate Science Research in the United States and U.S. Territories

This report surveys scientific publications from 2014 through 2018 for a look at the scope and focus of climate science research Climate Science Research in the United States and U.S. Territories. The research is analyzed to provide locally-relevant climate information accessible to decision-makers in a rigorous and nonpartisan manner.

Green Jobs for Youth

This initiative, by UNEP and USPESD’s is intended to provide global guidance for education for green jobs. To provide better career opportunities for young people, while also building a greener economy, it is necessary to build strong environmental sustainability skills via education. The initiative consists of a duality of efforts to engage youth by having […]

The Career Ready Practices

Advance CTE’s Career Ready Practices were created as an initiative to establish high-quality standards for Career Technical Education (CTE). These practices are intended to be taught in all career preparation programs with increasing complexity as a student advances through their studies. They provide a framework for the development, practice and experience necessary to become career-ready. […]

Choose Bigger

The Choose Bigger Program is a union training program for careers in the plumbing and mechanical contracting industry. Geared towards students and career counselors, it offers information about different fields of work, as well as a clear path to forward a new career through a paid apprenticeship. Programs include steamfitting, HVAC technicians and plumbing.

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