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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Turfgrass Information File

Turfgrass alternatives are explored in a series of papers that could be of value in curricula about golf courses, sports fields and sustainable landscaping.

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) – Standardized Curricula

This curricula is aligned with the national standards and is free and available to the public. It is part of the National Association for State Community Assistance Program (NASCSP) site, which contains a ‘virtual’ library of all rules, regulations, policies and procedures required by DOE’s weatherization program.

U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) CareerOneStop’s Green C

Explore different types of green careers required stills, education and wages. This site is not comprehesive, but worth exploring.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Green Career Information Portal

This site includes collection of data on career information for selected green jobs. The information available for occupations includes: wages, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, working conditions, and necessary education, training, and credentials. New articles will be added periodically.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Green Jobs Initiative

This site includes a collection of data on green jobs, the BLS green jobs definition, a link to career information for selected green jobs, and other information. This efforts is not fully comprehensive but is useful.

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

 Use this tool when preparing climate change curricular materials or extra-curricular projects for your students. The climate Toolkit provides resources for understanding and addressing climate issues, focusing on climate stressors that threaten people, buildings, natural resources, and local economy. Use the Climate Explorer tool to access map overlays and interactive graphs on current climate change pressures and impacts as well as historical temperatures and precipitation measures across the United States.

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 (DOE) National Residential Retrofit Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has tasked the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with developing a suite of voluntary national guidelines for the work and workforce involved in residential energy efficiency retrofits. These guidelines will be built into a set of national certification and curricula within the next year.

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy for Schools — Project Locations

Map showing the location of installed and planned school wind energy projects in the United States. Find school wind projects for K-12, community colleges, universities, and more.

DOE – EERE: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings

The Building Technologies Office (BTO) works with the commercial building industry to accelerate the uptake of energy efficiency technologies and techniques in both existing and new commercial buildings. By developing, demonstrating, and deploying cost-effective solutions, BTO strives to reduce energy consumption across the commercial building sector. On this website, you will find important publications, financial opportunity information, and other materials helpful in the development of your green building curriculum.

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