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 Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)

 These webinars can be used in the classroom when studying climate change on a wide array of subtopics from disaster risk management to industry technologies, to policy. The international CTCN, hosted by the United Nations Environment Program, specializes in country-specific technology solutions, capacity building, advice on policy, and legal and regulatory frameworks.

Connecting on Climate: A Guide to Effective Climate Change Communication

 This guide is designed to provide understanding of responses to climate change and how anyone can better communicate with and engage the public on this issue. It uses social science research to increase engagement, show common mistakes to avoid, and provide best practices that organizations have used to meaningfully engage individuals and groups on climate change.

Corporate Citizenship Sustainable Development Goals

 In this series, 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be reached by 2030 are discussed in detail with supporting documents and reports. Educators and students alike will find this information useful across the sustainability curriculum.

Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool

 This resource is a one-stop shop for information related to the cost, policies, incentives, and other details associated with on-site wind power. It was created to help policy makers, industry representatives, and advocates better understand what makes a successful distributed wind market environment.

Earth: The Operators’ Manual: Video Segments

“Earth: The Operator’s Manual” is an informative video assessment of the Earth’s problems and possible solutions. See below for information on a Pentagon segment about climate change. Short video clips from the full-length program can be used in course lectures to educate students on a variety of topics, including: Humans and Energy, Wind and Efficiency, and CO2 and the Atmosphere. There is also a noteworthy segment titled “The Pentagon and Climate Change” explaining why the Pentagon accepts the reality of climate change and the need to take action on climate change for a variety of reasons, including national security.

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 This program is designed to help higher education students prepare for conservation and environmental leadership and careers by providing support in career assessments and searches, helping students conduct environment-improving projects on campuses and in communities, connecting students to others with similar interests, and providing opportunities and mentorships for younger students. Subjects supported through the program include: energy efficiency and green building projects, waste management strategies, healthy food and environmental health, and ecological restoration and climate adaptation.

Economic Resilience: HUD Resources, News and Programs

 HUD’s Economic Resilience page offers educators and students a variety of resources, current topical news stories, and information on initiatives and programs created to promote a more sustainable economy.

Education for a Sustainable Future Blog Series

 This blog series discusses the vital role education needs to play in the global shift towards sustainability.  Some of the articles present the reader with facts on a variety of topics, from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs to financial literacy initiatives, for a deeper understanding of what is required to develop and maintain a more sustainable future.

Educational Videos from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network

SDSNedu and its free video courses are designed to communicate key information from the world’s leading experts on sustainable development. The videos help fill the knowledge gap about sustainable development and equip citizens everywhere to help move toward the Sustainable Development Goals. View “The Age of Sustainable Development,” a definitive guide to the SDGs,” “Planetary Boundaries and Human Opportunities,” plus a mini-series course on the Pope’s Encyclical on integral ecology and more.

EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange

 This is a searchable database of funding opportunity announcements through the U.S. Department of Energy.

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