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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Video – Earth: The Operators’ Manual

The Operators’ Manual mini-series, hosted by award-winning geoscientist, Richard Alley. Explains the essential science of climate change, and the promise of renewable energy to provide for humans’ need for energy. Introduces unusual suspects in the discussion of global warming, the US Pentagon and wind farmers in West Texas.

Video: Incorporating Renewable Energy Skills into Existing Technical Programs

In building the solar workforce, is it better to educate and train solar specialists or integrate solar knowledge and add-on skills to existing curricula? That’s the question Andrew McMahan, Energy Sector Director at Central Carolina Community College, addressed, based on his experience as the North Carolina Community College System’s lead college for its Code Green Super Curriculum Improvement Project (CIP). In this webinar, Andy talked about the Code Green Super CIP, a North Carolina statewide initiative which has been developing improvements in curriculum and continuing education green programs in five sectors: energy, transportation, engineering technology, environment and building. The curricula integrates renewable energy training and workforce development into existing vocational programs at all 58 community colleges across North Carolina. Andy shared his experiences integrating renewable energy curricula into existing training programs

Water: National Resource Defense Council

 Utilize this resource for classroom material on clean sustainable water supplies for the present and future. Study such topics as: water efficiency strategies, protecting current water supplies from pollution, ensuring waterways can continue to support their ecosystems, and how cities and states can equip themselves for future water-related challenges resulting from climate change.

Watt’s Up? The Lowdown on Energy

From the American Geosciences Institute, is a portfolio of instructional modules on energy. Each module is approximately 30 pages and consists of classroom activities, teacher notes, background information, assessments, career information and a glossary.

Weathering the Storm: Building Business Resilience to Climate Change

 This resource will be useful in planning curricular material on the costs and risks that businesses are increasingly facing due to climate change. Economic damages from weather-related catastrophes has climbed rapidly in the recent years, and this report details the current state of resilience planning among international companies and how growing climate risks can be better managed.

Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movement

After interviews and conversations with various leaders, the Post Carbon Institute developed this report on a new economic movement taking hold that seeks to replace the current faulty economy with a resilient one incorporating environment, social justice, labor, democracy and indigenous rights. What has emerged from these inquiries is a picture of a more equitable and democratized economy with opportunities for creative and collaborative engagement, and a budding strategy to accomplish this aim. Use this resource to support your curriculum on sustainability and clean technology in a resilient global future.

Webcast of the ‘Energy 101’ Course Framework

The Department of Energy and its collaborators held a live Webcast on “The Energy 101 Course Framework.” The presentation, webcast and resources are available at this webpage. The Energy 101 framework is part of the Energy 101 initiative, a DOE-led effort to support the creation of a peer reviewed, multidisciplinary, undergraduate level, energy fundamentals course framework, and is the product of collaboration between the project partners and their discourse with energy education experts.

Webinar – Getting Started with STARS 2.1

This June 2016 webinar provides an overview of STARS 2.1, the latest version of AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System. It includes details about a number of new features to help participants save time earning a STARS rating and information for current participants about how to upgrade to the new version.  Webinar presenters include Chris Pelton, STARS Program Manager at AASHE and Aaron Witham, MS, Education & Outreach Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, University of Vermont.

For the original STARS webinar, see:  Integrating STARS into Course Curricula
This presentation and video from the June 21, 2011 webinar, “Integrating STARS into Course Curricula,” provides insights from STARS – Sustainability Tracking and Rating System. The webinar featured Jillian Buckholz (AASHE), Michele Hebert (University of Alaska, Fairbanks), and Jesse Pyles (Unity College).

Check out this and other ASHEE webinars here! 

Webinar – U.S. Department of Education Addresses HVACR Educators

On April 30, 2013 the U.S. Department of Education conducted a one hour webinar for HVACR educators to provide them firsthand information from Washington. Highlights include a blueprint to revise the Perkins Act, align curriculum to industry standards & assessments. Secondary programs provide students will skills necessary for employment, while creating articulation agreements with their post-secondary counterparts for due enrollment and seamless articulation. In the future states and local authorities will fund programs that can demonstrate the fields are in demand.

Webinar: Efficiency First – Business Opportunities In Whole-House Performance (June 7, 2011)

On this webinar, you will learn about the business opportunities in whole house performance and how transitioning over can impact your bottom line and increase profits.Use this to show students that technology knowledge can be combined with business development to improve business success while creating a better energy future for the country.

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