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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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.


Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines

 These guidelines are voluntary national standards to improve the quality and consistency of commercial building workforce credentials for key energy-related jobs. Developed by the The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) along with industry stakeholder input, these guidelines will help develop high quality and nationally recognized training and certification programs.


Climate Connections: A Climate Change Radio Series

 Climate Connections, a daily public radio series, delivers stories about how climate change is impacting our lives and what diverse people and organizations are doing about it (produced by Yale Climate Connections). In addition to audio, also find news articles and video, browseable by a variety of topics linked to planetary warming: agriculture, national security, energy, policy, economics and more.


Community Energy Conversations

 Community Energy Conversations encourages understanding and civic engagement for positive change through improved civil discourse skills, helping participants understand how energy issues affect them, and assisting people with polarized perspectives find common ground to address issues.  Activities can also be used in college communities for civic engagement activities or by faculty as course assignments. Also see Campus and Course Conversations.


Clean Energy Education Call to Action

This call to action is directed toward all community college and university personnel to institutionalize clean energy usage and education into every higher education department and program.  It encourages interdisciplinary curricular and co-curricular activities that will promote energy efficiency at every level.  Included in this document is a list of significant clean energy informational resources.
See also the HEASC Call to Action Homepage.


EnviroAtlas

 The EnviroAtlas provides users access to information that will encourage understanding of the benefits people receive from nature. Interactive tools and resources show how these “ecosystem goods and services” are critically important to human health and will encourage sustainable decision-making practices.


Gateways to Green Building Workforce Partnership

The Gateways to Green Building workforce partnership provides residents of high-poverty neighborhoods with various green construction occupational training opportunities. It aligns resources such as education and training programs, registered apprenticeships, state and local government, neighborhood organizations, and employers to address workforce and economic development needs. Training offerings are developed to respond to local employers’ needs, and currently focus on energy-efficient construction, construction industry safety, and hazardous-waste operations and emergency response.


“Brown Bags” Webinars

 These educational webinars cover a variety of sustainable energy topics, including: energy efficiency, industry pricing, marketing, incentive programs, implementation, and demand response.

Membership is required, but is drastically discounted for students. To join AESP, visit: https://aesp.site-ym.com/general/register_member_type.asp?


AESP Resource Library

AESP provides professional development programs, a network of energy practitioners, and promotes the transfer of knowledge and experience through “”Brown Bags”” webinars, conference presentations, papers and newsletters.

Membership is required, but is drastically discounted for students. To join AESP, visit: https://aesp.site-ym.com/general/register_member_type.asp?


Article: Energy Efficiency – Expensive Luxury or Affordable Necessity?

This article discusses energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in the housing market, particularly how such energy choices can assist with the problem of providing affordable housing and low-cost energy for those on a fixed income, such as war veterans and the elderly.


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