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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DAYAWAY Renewable Energy Career Listings

 This resource provides college students with searchable listings of available clean energy jobs to help them prepare for and find renewable energy careers. Also, check out their suggested Reading List for more information on the green energy sector.

Energy Literacy Videos & Guide

The Energy Literacy Initiative produced the Energy Literacy Video Series and the Energy Literacy Quick Start Guide aligned with the Department of Energy’s, Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education Framework. The videos help to engage students on the 7 Principles of energy outlined in the Framework.

The framework, lessons and guides are aligned to Common Core Standards and the Next Generation of Science Standards. The new Energy Literacy Video series and guides are a collaborative project with DOE, American Geosciences Institute, and the National Center for Science Education.

Environmental Performance Index

 The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) is a resources that ranks countries across the globe on how well they perform with high-priority environmental issues. The two areas they are graded in are: protection of human health from environmental harm and protection of ecosystems. In addition to an interactive map of results and a break down of many of the environmental issues countries are graded on (water and sanitation, energy, air quality, etc.), educators and students will also find access to news articles, case studies and blogs on related topics.

Finding Good Work in Sustainable Food & Farming

 Students can utilize this resource to determine what they desire in a career and how to work towards that goal, including internship options and information on creating a job that does not yet exist.

Global Flood Analyzer

 The World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Global Flood Analyzer helps municipalities forecast and quantify the human and economic consequences of floods under a variety of scenarios. It also allows city officials to gauge how much potential damage could be avoided with flood protection such as dams, levees and improved land use management.

Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment Report

 The Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment Report (GTR) is produced by the Renewable Energy Policy Network and provides an overview of renewable energy market, industry, investment and policy developments worldwide.

Green and Sustainability Jobs and Career Resources

 This article, on the state of green careers, provides information and resources for educators and students on current sustainable career trends and projections. Links to websites featuring sustainability related job offerings, disciplinary based sustainability associations, higher education consortia, and career pathways for students are included.

Green Transition Scoreboard Report: Breakdowns Driving Breakthroughs

 The Green Transition Scoreboard Report covers investments on  Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Life Systems, Green Construction, and Corporate Green R&D, with a focus on water. Life Systems, a new category this year, tracks the system-wide interconnections among efficiency, information and digitization, energy, water, food, education and, health. The report also tracks investment in renewable energy, showing that the $6.22 trillion invested in the global “green” transition since 2007 puts the world on track to meet the 2020 goal to effectively scale innovations while reducing the cost of green technologies.

GRID Alternatives

 The GRID Alternatives’ mission is to make renewable energy technology and job training accessible to under-served communities.It offers volunteer activities and events in the regions where it is active and sponsors a Women in Solar initiative. In addition, it provides news from the industry as well as an informative newsletter.

Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative

This initiative focuses on reducing Hawaii’s dependence on imported oil and shifts the state to a more sustainable energy system. In so doing, high-wage jobs and economic opportunities are being created for the people of Hawaii. The current focus is to establish a sustainable alternative-fuel strategy to help reduce Hawaii’s dependence on imported oil. In addition, this initiative covers topics such as: energy efficiency initiatives for homes, businesses and in transportation; renewable energy sources; plus news, reports and other resources for a better understanding of the state’s shift towards sustainability.

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