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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
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

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Green Business Guide

Review these resources and steps created to help businesses become more environmentally responsible and benefit from the growing green economy. A wealth of information is provided to facilitate the transition towards energy efficiency, compliance with environmental regulations, and a recognized “green business.”

December 20, 2010

California Employment Development Department Labor Market Info (LMI) – California’s Green Economy

The green technology sector has shown the potential to create more manufacturing jobs, and more opportunities at every income and education level, than any other industry in California. The Assembly Select Committee on California’s Green Economy was formed to assist state and local governments in shaping policies that will remove barriers and encourage investment and […]

Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals (EERE)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project fosters the growth of a high quality residential energy upgrade industry and a skilled and credentialed workforce. The project has three components: 1) Guidelines for quality work, 2) Guidelines for effective training, 3) Guidelines for professional certifications.

Environmental Protection Agency’s Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades

The EPA protocols and DOE guidelines are intended for voluntary adoption by weatherization assistance programs, federally funded housing programs, private sector home performance contracting organizations, and others working on residential retrofit or remodeling efforts. Together, the complementary documents will: provide a robust and practical set of resources for retrofit contractors, trainers, and program administrators; help […]

CareerOneStop – Competency Model Clearinghouse

A clearinghouse of competency model frameworks. Includes high-growth industries such as Energy Generation, Transmission, and Distribution and Advanced Manufacturing (including green manufacturing principles). Developed through a collaborative effort involving the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and various industry organizations.

Offshore Wind Energy Resource Assessment for the United States

This industry analysis of the U.S. offshore wind industry includes potential energy generation capacity and job creation opportunities.

Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN)- Greening Your Curriculum

The IGEN offers has modules for greening your curricula in the following areas: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Architecture and Construction, Manufacturing, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Transportation, and Distribution and Logistics.

United States Global Change Research Program – Climate Literacy Curricular Framework and Grants

This site, endorsed by 13 federal agencies, provides a framework and essential principles for formal and informal education “integrating federal research and solutions for climate and global change.”  Information on federal grants is available for climate change education.

Reviewed Education Resources from the National Science Digital Library (CLEAN)

Collection of teaching activities includes materials for undergraduate classrooms as well as middle and high school students and an online community of teachers submitting and sharing resources for teaching about climate science, climate change and energy awareness.

Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching – Sustainability Education Resources

Australian higher education institutions are implementing a range of learning programs and initiatives addressing sustainability challenges. This emerging site enables academic staff to find effective practice and resources for teaching sustainability, and enables university leaders and policy makers to access resources on implementing programs in sustainability, staff development initiatives and embedding sustainability in policy.  Most […]

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