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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Climate Change Mitigation/Adaptation State-by-State Interactive Map

This interactive map of the United States contains state-by-state links to documents, powerpoints, and other information on state DOT climate change and energy activities. It includes reports, policies, plans, and research sponsored by the designated state DOT or part of a collaborative effort that involves the state DOT and can be used to enhance the policy side of an educator’s curriculum.

Climate Change Webinar Series: Transportation

The FHWA/AASHTO 2010-2011 webinar series on Climate Change includes a series of presentations on issues relevant to transportation. Please visit the AASHTO website for more information on the webinars.

Transportation Research Board: Climate Change

This material can be used to create your transportation and climate change section of your curricula. An Act of Congress, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, calls upon the National Academy of Science (NAS) to provide independent advice to the government on matters related to science and technology. According to the Transportation Research Board (TRB), “Reducing transportation-related emissions of carbon dioxide–the primary greenhouse gas–that contribute to climate change and adapting to the consequences of climate change will be among the biggest public policy challenges facing the transportation profession over the coming decades. This website serves as a gateway to TRB activities and products addressing transportation and climate change.”

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Homepage for Sustainable Agriculture

This site contains a wide variety of information from the USDA on sustainable agriculture and biofuels, from technical information to materials for educators and consumers to economic development for farming communities to grant information.

U.S. Department of Energy Resources on Biomass and Transportation

U.S. Department of Energy’s pages on biomass facts, frequently asked questions, alternative fuels, advanced vehicles and more. Also see the departments pages on vehicles and energy efficiency at: (

U.S. Department of Labor’s Projections of Demand for Green Related Transportation Careers

These projections are part of the more extension ONET site that provides jobs projections and descriptions for career pathways. Click on the name of the occupation for a description of tasks, tools, knowledge, skills, abilities and more. While the list of jobs is incomplete, it is still helpful.

U.S. DOE: Biomass Program

This program works with industry, academia, and national laboratory partners on a balanced portfolio of research in biomass feedstocks and conversion technologies. Through research, development, and demonstration efforts geared toward the development of integrated biorefineries, the Biomass Program is helping transform the nation’s renewable and abundant biomass resources into cost competitive, high performance biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. This site has numerous publications that could enrich a transportation and fuels curricula.

United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR), LLC

This site is useful in creating learning materials about upcoming advanced technologies. The United State Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) creates collaborative partnerships for high risk research that will reduce US dependence on imported oil, minimize vehicle emissions, develop storage technologies, such as batteries and hydrogen fuel cells, and more. View their Publications page for helpful reports and press releases.

U.S. Department of Energy – Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicle Data Center: Clean Cities

Clean Cities provides data files that students and educators can download and manipulate for individual research, projects, and presentations. This page describes activities in Clean Cities coalitions throughout the country. View their publications page for PDF reports, fact sheets, and other tools.

US DOT – FHWA: Planning, Environment, & Realty

This US Department of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has a wide variety of materials to enhance a course on sustainable transportation.

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