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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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Best Practices for Community Solar and Wind Generation Projects: Model Program Rules for Communities

This document helps explain how to structure community renewable energies projects that allow for ownership by many people within a community context.  This model has been used successfully in many parts of the country and in other countries.  These materials could be included in courses that explain how to increase sales and/or financing and implementation […]

December 20, 2010

Campus Green Builder – Advancing Education for Sustainability via Green Building Curricula

This publication from the U. S. Green Building Council in collaboration with Second Nature provides guidance on integrating green building curricula across all disciplines and fields of study.

Center for Green Schools – Hands-On LEED: Guiding College Student Engagement

This free document, intended for campus staff and faculty, discusses how to involve students in green building projects and facilitate their contributions to the LEED certification process. Specifically, the guide outlines three options for engaging students – course work, internships and volunteer opportunities – and provides implementation options for each.

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.

CA Workforce Education & Training Needs Assessment for Energy Efficiency, Demand Response & Distributed Generation

This report offers California’s first comprehensive analysis of job impacts from the state’s energy efficiency policies and workforce preparation in affected occupations.  It examines all policies and programs that encourage energy efficiency in homes and businesses, reduce peak demand, and encourage localized renewable energy generation. (March 2011)

March 18, 2011

Online Resources and Development for College Energy Education

Instructors and students can find curricular materials and opportunities that range from clean energy entrepreneurship competitions to designing zero energy homes to summer internship and research experiences.

April 7, 2011

Biomimicry: University Curricula

Learning from nature to create non-toxic technologies is a fascinating subject described in these materials for educators who want to teach their students about biomimicry and give them a good grounding in the subject. Whether someone is completely new to biomimicry or relatively familiar with the subject, this information will provide a solid foundation about […]

April 11, 2011

The Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project (SMEP)

The Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project (SMEP) serves as a catalyst and convener of interdisciplinary dialogue and research around existing and emerging sustainability topics. It has developed in depth conceptualizations about what comprises engaged sustainability scholarship and how that would translate into research, teaching and outreach. Visit the SMEP website for information on upcoming events and […]

The ‘Sustainable Gateway’ provides education and leadership for students, faculty and communities

The Sustainable Gateway, at Gateway Technical College in Wisconsin, is a venue for those wanting to discuss and learn sustainability for business and life. It is also a resource that helps educators, businesses and organizations identify and engage in sustainability practices.

Teaching the Concepts of Sustainable Building to All Students

The U.S. Green Building Council has created a document called “Advancing Education for Sustainability: Teaching the Concepts of Sustainable Building to All Students”

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