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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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Solar+Storage for Low- and Moderate-Income Communities: A Guide for States and Municipalities

This report, designed for states and municipalities, covers solar and storage solutions for low- and moderate-income communities. It explains how solar and storage can benefit residents and describes a variety of policy tools for doing so, including grants, rebates, utility procurement standards, financing support, opening markets, and soft cost reductions.  Watch the Webinar!

July 9, 2017

Article: Solar Power Taking Hold in Nigeria, One Mobile Phone at a Time

This 2017 article describes how using a customer-friendly, pay-as-you-go model, a solar startup is powering Nigerian homes not connected to the grid with one portable kit.  This setup can be adapted to many countries and cultures as an affordable energy solution for low-income or rural areas.

Solar Industry Data

Utilize this selection of charts and factoids in your lesson plans or classroom presentations to illustrate the current state of solar in the U.S.  The illustrations include tracked trends and trajectories in the solar industry that demonstrate the diverse and sustained growth across the country.

The Quadrennial Energy Review

The Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) (last updated 2015) enables the Federal Government to translate policy goals into a set of analytically based, integrated actions that include executive actions, legislative proposals, and budget and resource requirements for proposed investments, over a multi-year planning horizon. The report includes the following: – An integrated view of, and recommendations […]

Beyond Doom and Gloom: Climate Solutions

This initiative is designed to empower students, educators, and the public to advocate for climate solutions via tools and resources to better communicate with policymakers. This initiative is an effort of the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) and the Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability (DANS). Be sure to also visit the website specifically for […]

Video: Can a City Run on 100% Renewables?

In this short video (produced 2016), we learn how a city in the United States runs entirely on renewable energy sources. In 2014 Burlington, Vermont, became the first city in the U.S. to run on 100% Renewable Energy. Their secret to success will fuel discussion topics and extracurricular activities in your classroom.

Climate Adaptation: The State of Practice in U.S. Communities

This 2016 report is the first study to examine in-depth actions that multiple municipalities are taking to address climate-change-fueled events like flooding, heat waves, wildfires, and intense storms. It found that more municipalities are preparing for climate risks than is conventionally believed, that many of those actions support multiple community goals and values and that […]

Wind Career Map

Use the wind career map to explore wind energy occupations.  The map describes a diversity of jobs across the industry, charts possible progression between them, and identifies the training necessary to perform them.

December 4, 2018

Biofuture Platform

This organization aims to expedite the world’s transition to an forward-thinking, low carbon, global bioeconomy. Thus far, 20 countries have joined together in this action-oriented, country-led, multistakeholder initiative that promotes policy dialogue and collaboration among leading countries, organizations, academia and the private sector. Check out the Resources Tab for further research and study materials.

March 29, 2019

Materials Management Wizard

The EPA’s Materials Management Wizard (MWiz) is an interactive web application that connects communities to materials management tools and resources designed to support and promote sustainable community planning. Furthermore, users can produce customized reports, making this a good tool for classroom and extracurricular use.

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