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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Webinar: Help Your Students and Their Employers Understand How to Grow Green Jobs

This webinar shares concepts, learning outcomes and learning activities you can easily incorporate in your courses to create more success for your students and for the businesses where they will work. Educating our students for green jobs and careers often requires going beyond the teaching of technological skills and knowledge. A successful green business employee also needs an understanding of how to effectively communicate about the green product and how to help the employer understand and utilize the successful green business models. Yet these items are often missing in our curricula. Standard marketing, sales and business courses do not address this problem.

Webinar: Open Source Energy System Modelling with OSeMOSYS

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with partnership with 21st Century Power Partnership and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, hosted this training webinar on OSeMOSYS, the open-source energy modelling system. Panelists discuss energy modelling using OSeMOSYS, a fully fledged systems optimization model for long-term energy planning that is a simple, powerful, and transparent tool for informing the development of local, national and multi-regional energy strategies.

What Cities Should Do: A Guide to Resilient Power Planning

This paper describes a plan of action for cities to become more “power resilient” using new technologies like solar and battery storage, which can be more reliable than diesel generators. Resilient power planning helps protect vulnerable populations from harm when severe weather causes power outages.

White Paper: Sandy: Strategies for Long-term Resilience Adaptability

This white paper, Resilience Strategies for Communities at Risk – After Sandy: Strategies for Long-term Resilience Adaptability, offers recommendations and guidance on post-disaster rebuilding and building in anticipation of future disasters in a way that helps preserve the environment, boost economic prosperity, and foster a high quality of life. Includes a range of perspectives (such as infrastructure, design, real estate development, finance and investment, and public policy professions) to provide a holistic look at resiliency.

White Papers on Green Business

 Review this great resource of in-depth research and analysis for materials as you develop your curriculum in sustainability and business. A wide array of research articles provide objective and verifiable information on a variety of topics, including: the use of effective and legal claims in “green” product marketing, sustainability and audit reports through businesses transparency, and trend reports to assist in planning for sustainability in the future.

Why Green Is Your Color: A Woman’s Guide to a Sustainable Career

A comprehensive manual designed to assist women, training providers, educators, counselors, and other workforce development professionals with information on educational and career pathways in the green economy. This information can help women sort through their choices, and can be used by others to promote the recruitment and retention of women in green career paths.

Wind Energy Education and Training Programs

This map shows the location of wind energy education and training programs in the United States. Find programs at community colleges, universities, and other institutions.


SmartBrief is a leading digital media company for industry professionals, delivering the most relevant industry news on a daily basis.  Receive news on the topics of your choice, including: wind energy, renewable energy and higher education.

Also, be sure to sign up for the Wind Energy SmartBrief which provides a daily snapshot of the wind power industry with news from Energy Efficiency News, Bloomberg and other leading sources, created in partnership with the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

Wind Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) Models

The Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) models, developed by Wind Powering America, are user-friendly tools that estimate the economic impacts of constructing and operating new power plants from fossil fuels or renewable energies at the local and state levels.

Wind Map: Real Time

This self proclaimed art project shows the short term forecasts for wind across the country. Could be used on conversation about the possibilities to wheel renewable energies from one windy place to another place that is not windy but needs energy.

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