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The Resource Center organizes resources around 7 green economy “Sectors” and 7 “Topics.”

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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

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Report – Climate finance governance: Fit for purpose?

This article provides academic review and analysis of the current financial systems affecting climate. It reviews both polycentric finance and blended market finance and recommends changes to current systems in order to be most effective.

June 16, 2021

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.

Diversity Best Practices Guide for the Solar Industry

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and The Solar Foundation (TSF) created this guide to inform about the best practices regarding diversity in the solar workplace. It provides data on diversity and inclusion in the solar workforce and identifies areas where the industry can improve. This guide is a companion to SEIA and The Solar […]

Energy Storage Association

The U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) is the national trade association dedicated to energy storage. Students and educators can find information here about a broad spectrum of energy storage technologies: mechanical, thermal, electrochemical, pumped hydropower, etc. and how they are being used to design a more sustainable energy grid.

The Value of Credentialing for Workforce Training Programs

This article, by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), provides jobseekers, workers and businesses various options to strengthen their qualifications and stand out above the competition. A variety of options are available for a more personalized program of training: training program accreditation, instructor certification, and micro-credentials. IREC accreditation provides quality assurance for job training programs […]

June 18, 2021

Article: SolSmart Reaches New Milestone with 400 Designees

SolSmart offers communities free technical assistance to help them accelerate and afford solar projects in their area. This article showcases a range of creative partnerships that have expanded the use of solar energy across the nation. Students and instructors benefit from these creative problem solving ideas through knowledge and success stories of people across the […]

Article – DOE Launches Initiatives to Accelerate Solar Deployment in Underserved Communities

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing funding to support solar energy deployment in communities throughout the U.S., while also leveraging benefits of community solar projects and building a diverse, skilled workforce. The program will benefit families and businesses in underserved communities by providing a cheaper source of power and access to skilled jobs […]

Green Buildings Career Map Webinar

This interactive career map, produced by IREC, highlights career opportunities in building energy efficiency. Students and career councilors can utilize the map to explore employment opportunities, skillsets required for specific jobs, training information, current jobs and more. The webinar features the creators of the map, explanations of the map’s features, and provides users with detailed […]

Our Changing Menu – How Climate Change is Affecting the Foods We Eat

Created to compliment the book, “Our Changing Menu,” this website provides detailed information on how climate change is affecting and will continue to modify the foods we eat. The site includes searchable databases of food ingredients and plant-based products being affected by climate change. With each ingredient listed, information is provided about how droughts, heat waves, […]

June 19, 2021

5 Graphics that Explain Clean Energy Jobs in Rural America

Instructors can utilize these graphics in the classroom for visual illustrations of the clean energy career field. The graphics focus on rural areas where clean energy jobs are prevalent, show trends in growth over time, and also depict the extent of job losses during the recent economic downturn. The clean energy jobs represented in these […]

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