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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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Webinar – Getting Started with STARS 2.1

This June 2016 webinar provides an overview of STARS 2.1, the latest version of AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System. It includes details about a number of new features to help participants save time earning a STARS rating and information for current participants about how to upgrade to the new version. Webinar presenters include […]

April 27, 2012

Case Study – Fibergrate Composite Structures Inc.

Read how a small company was faced with a choice to comply with clean air requirements, or ship jobs overseas. By choosing to become more sustainable, the company saved $14,000, and was able to grow market share and help an area recover from devastation. (2006)

Case Studies in Water Management by the US Environmental Protection Agency

View this page for examples of the types of environmental benefits that result from lean implementation. Read full case studies of water reduction activities and the environmental implications of those activities.

Educational Resources, Webinars and Presentations

This web page provides sustainable and environmental-based learning resources including: webinars, presentations and reports.

Community Growth: Reasons for Change

View this page for information and materials on sustainability topics that focus on the need for change in community development.

April 30, 2012

Greening Schools

Greening Schools was a joint project between the Illinois EPA and the Waste Management Research Center. Funding is no longer available to maintain all the services Greening Schools once provided. However, they still update the news and funding information sections and provide resources for greening educator’s lesson plans.

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

This website, of the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), provides statistics and analysis on energy trends. A few of the tools they provide are outlined below. The Electricity Data Browser is a new interactive tool providing comparative charts and graphs of net generation across all sectors. Renewable and Alternative Fuel specific statistics including: data, analysis and projects, […]

EPA: Watershed Academy

Local watershed organizations, municipal leaders, and others are invited to sign up for these free, on-line webcast training sessions. These webcasts on can be used in the creation of curricula and archives are available in multiple categories.

June 26, 2012

NC Greenforce Conference – Community Colleges Focus on Preparing North Carolina’s Green Workforce

This sumary of a statewide conference demonstrates how colleges can work together to develop sustainability and green oriented education while working to grow the green economy workforce. (November 2011)

June 27, 2012

Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education

Created by the U.S. Department of Energy in consultation with industry and educational experts, this resource provides some of the core content for energy literacy. Visit this website for a downloadable version of the Energy Literacy Framework, to request hard copies, download the Energy Literacy Alignment Tool and find many other energy education resources. (Framework […]

July 13, 2012

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