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
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

Be sure to check out our Toolkits for additional useful resources!

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Article: Act Local, Start Now, Think Big: 10 “Yes in My Backyard” Steps to a More Sustainable Commun

This article provides ideas for communities and community members to become more sustainable using policy,  funding, and other industry resources.

June 1, 2011

The 2011 Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges

The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges profiles 308 institutions of higher education in the United States and three in Canada that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation.  The 220-page guide is the only free, comprehensive, annually updated guide to green colleges. The Guide […]

Webinar: Regional Planning with Peter Calthorpe

In this latest webinar from the Sustainable Communities Network, award-winning planner Peter Calthorpe shares advice on how to begin, implement and successfully navigate the regional planning process, and ideas about how to leverage regions’ unique qualities to meet fiscal goals, land use challenges and transportation needs.

The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy

In this ground-breaking book, leading sustainability educators are joined by literary critics, permaculturalists, ecologists, artists, journalists, engineers, mathematicians and philosophers in a deep reflection on the skills people need to survive and thrive in the challenging conditions of the 21st century.

Report: Going Green – The Vital Role of Community Colleges in Building a Sustainable Future and Gree

This report examines the growing role of community colleges in a low-carbon, clean energy economy; and, provides examples of innovative strategies and practices used by community colleges to address climate change, environmental stewardship, and green workforce development. It offers information on the fastest growing sectors and jobs in the clean energy/green economy that provide strategic […]

Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide

Follow this link to find the May 2011 US DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) publication on the Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide.

June 2, 2011

National Science Foundation (NSF) Funding Opportunities

This document provides information on NSF Grants that are available to Community Colleges. The NSF is making the grant process easier for Community Colleges and is working on broadening its impact on two-year colleges.

July 1, 2011

Report: Green Schools and Sustainability in Appalachia – Case Studies in Rural Practice

This report highlights preliminary findings from the study “Energy Workforce Trends and Training Requirements”, including case studies of college and university energy programs that are environmentally sustainable and foster education-community partnerships to support local economic growth.

July 18, 2011

Report – Sizing the Clean Economy: A National and Regional Green Jobs Assessment

This July, 2011 report represents the first study of the U.S. clean economy to provide timely information that is both comprehensive enough in its scope and detailed enough in its categorization to inform national, state, and regional leaders on the dynamics of the U.S. low-carbon and environmental goods and services “super-sector” as they are transpiring […]

July 19, 2011

A Green Career Pathways Framework: Postsecondary and Employment Success for Low-Income, Disconnected Youth

Released July 2011, this report explores the extent to which this emerging green economy can offer a pathway out of poverty for low-income young people and offers guidance to youth programs about how to learn more about and access industry-driven green credentialing and career pathways development work within local communities or regions. The paper offers […]

August 12, 2011

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