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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Report: The Important Role of Bioenergy in European Cities

 This new study addresses the challenges cities are facing in the global energy policy scenario and explains the contributions bioenergy can make to reduce the use of fossil fuels. Seven European cities are discussed to demonstrate how bioenergy can be integrated into the urban energy system; the lessons learned can easily be replicated in cities across the globe.

Resilient Urban Mobility

 A case study of integrated transportation in Ho Chi Minh City, this report explores the link between transportation systems and socioeconomic development, taking into consideration extreme weather events brought about by global temperature changes.  It delves into the economic benefits of a resilient transportation system, discuses funding through transport revenue, and examines the logistics for implementing such a project.

Sustainable Highways Initiative

 The Sustainable Highways Initiative is an effort designed to improve the sustainability of US roadways, to develop effective working practices and to establish standards for using and measuring sustainability. It facilitates understanding of how transportation infrastructure investments have long-lasting implications, not only on the transportation system, but also on the larger environmental, economic, and social systems with which transportation interacts.
View their Infrastructure Voluntary Evaluation Sustainability Tool (INVEST) to understand how programs are evaluated in their ability to include sustainability practices.

The Future of Sustainable Transportation Fuels Forum and Webinar

The Future of Sustainable Transportation Fuels Forum is designed as an open platform to encourage conversations between transportation fuels industry researchers, policy makers, vehicle manufacturers, fuel producers and users. This forum includes a free webinar held in four monthly sessions, and each will be available for viewing after their original air dates.

Webinar 1: Sustainable Transportation Fuels – Anchoring Themes (May 29, 2015)
Webinar 2: Coupling the Electric Power & Transportation Sectors: Beyond Electric Vehicles (June 30, 2015)
Webinar 3: Recycling CO2 to Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels (Date TBA)
Webinar 4: Challenges and Opportunities in Designing Good Metrics to Assess Promise (Date TBA)

The following two reports provide an excellent introduction to the challenges and opportunities in moving to a low carbon or de-carbonized fuels future. The first, by BSR, The Sustainability Impacts of Fuels, focuses on trucks, but covers a lot of ground important to all fuel uses. The other is the 13 page introductory chapter of Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways: A Research Summary for Decision Makers, a book being prepared at UC Davis.

The Transportation and Health Tool (THT)

This tool was developed to examine the health impacts of transportation systems and to help identify strategies to improve public health through transportation planning and policy. It provides data for each U.S. state and metropolitan area.

Transportation Energy Data Book

This publication provides policymakers and analysts with transportation data from diverse sources, including chapters on Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles and Characteristics, Energy, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

VIDEO: IPCC Fifth Assessment Report – Synthesis Report

 This short but powerful video outlines an extremely comprehensive, up-to-date assessment of climate change: the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment and Synthesis Report. The video gives an overview of this document, written and explained in such terms that policy makers can better understand and accept the science provided within the report to effectively deal with the world’s changing climate, which is also a valuable classroom tool.

To view the written report, visit:

Campus and Course Conversations

These activities can be used by faculty as course assignments and by staff as campus or community activities. They will increase skills for civil discourse, reducing political polarization and stalemate, while increasing understanding of energy efficiency and renewable energies via a civic engagement opportunity. Students will discuss the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy and weigh in on energy policy.  This resource provides support for people to merge ideas and engage in actions geared toward creating a safe operating space for humanity on Earth, regardless of race, religion or political beliefs.

Through Curricular and Co-Curricular Activities, Campus and Course Conversations:
– Is easy to implement and is interesting for students
– Improves student engagement in getting to know each other across cultural and political divides, helping to reduce polarization and build understanding within our society
– Provides real world applications and critical thinking opportunities
– Improves students’ communication and civil discourse skills, helping them become better change agents
– Increases Civic Engagement and appreciation for democracy while reducing apathy

Clean Energy Solutions Center: Transport Webinar Series

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the Low Emission Development Global Partnership (LEDS GP), offered this webinar series on planning and financing sustainable, low-carbon urban transportation, with six individual webinars. View the recordings on this website.

Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP)

The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) is a global network of international organizations and experts that identifies and addresses major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice. By encouraging widespread collaboration and world-class research, the GGKP offers practitioners and policymakers the policy guidance, good practices, tools, and data necessary to support the transition to a green economy. The GGKP was established in January 2012 by the Global Green Growth Institute, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Bank.

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