The SEED Center

Resource Center

Instructions

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.

Overview

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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NCSE Community College Handbook for Sustainability Education and Operations

This handbook is a practical resource for sustainability education and operations, developed specifically for 2-year colleges. These reports are useful for faculty, administrators, staff, and students, providing examples of real sustainability strategies and initiatives that have been implemented at community colleges across the U.S. These projects can be replicated as is or customized by any college employee.


Higher Education Curricular Toolkits

These resources and activities are intended to prepare higher education students for 21st century careers in green building and sustainability industries by integrating sustainability across the curriculum. Faculty are provided with access to resources and processes, organized to aid in teaching about sustainable topics. Toolkits are available on a variety of topics, including green building, zero waste, LEED, and sustainable land design and development. To access the materials, you must log in with a free user account.


Building Performance Institute (BPI) Job Board

For those students who have already earned a BPI certification, this website provides a list of available jobs across the country in the green building sector.


Webinar: Students as Bridges Between Disciplines and Across Campus for Sustainability

Students can often help to facilitate communication between disciplines and across campus because students engaged in sustainability projects generally collaborate outside their major. This webinar will help educators and college staff to recognize how students can serve as bridges across disciplines to advance sustainability, learn how student projects and internships are used at colleges to develop and refine communication, and develop ideas on how to use these approaches at your own institution.


Webinar: Global Energy Systems based on 100% Renewable Energy

The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) provides this webinar within their members area. Christian Breyer, Professor for Solar Economy at LUT University, Finland and Hans-Josef Fell, President of the Energy Watch Group, present on their latest joint publication, the study on Global Energy Systems based on 100% Renewable Energy.The study, published April 2019, is the first of its kind to outline a 1.5°C scenario with a cost-effective, cross-sectoral, technology-rich global 100% renewable energy system that does not build on negative CO2 emission technologies.


2050 Energy Calculator

The 2050 Calculator allows users to create their own emissions reduction pathway, using scientific data to see the impacts. The Calculator is available in three versions to allow a range of audiences to explore how to best meet energy needs while reducing emissions: a simplified overview, a more detailed look at the issues, or a full Excel version for experts who want to look at the underpinning model.
While designed for the UK, the Energy Department there is now working with teams around the world to help them develop their own calculators, and is also building a Global Calculator to look at ways to reduce emissions worldwide.


350.org – Building a Global Climate Movement

 These climate-focused civic engagement opportunities can be built into higher education curricula through a wide variety of course topics and academic areas.


A Case Study In Micro-Credentialing for the Clean Energy Industry

 This case study reports on the micro-credential framework being developed in order to create competency-based skills validation that can be more responsive to rapidly changing industry needs and cross-over skills required between allied industries. This will bring a new credentialing option to certified energy auditors in the U.S. who want to expand their home health assessment expertise and offer more comprehensive services in the residential sector.


A Climate Resilient Benchmark for All from the Global South

 Rio de Janeiro becomes a benchmark city from the southern hemisphere with this resilience strategy to protect its environment and people from the stresses of climate change. It encompasses sustainable water management, infrastructure improvements, an initiative to place solar panels on public buildings and an urban resilience curriculum to educate the people. Though designed specifically for Rio de Janeiro, the strategies outlined in this report can be adapted to other cities as well.


Department of Defense Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans

 These plans detail the Defense Department’s goals to mitigate operational risks posed by climate change effects such as: flooding, surging sea levels, severe weather and extreme temperatures. Managing the unavoidable effects and preparing for the possible ones will reduce risks to our national security.


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