The Resource Center organizes resources around 7 green economy “Sectors” and 7 “Topics.”
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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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Article: Energy Efficiency – Expensive Luxury or Affordable Necessity?
This 2015 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.
January 29, 2016
Living Room Conversations: Energy and the Environment
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 […]
March 14, 2016
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.
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 […]
March 15, 2016
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.
Pearson SEED Store
This resource provides access to additional educational resources from SEED Center partners and corporate sponsors. Pearson is the global leader in education publishing, providing quality educational solutions that span the post-secondary learning spectrum from college and career training through graduate studies and professional training and development. Please explore this bookstore for all your sustainability needs. […]
April 7, 2016
Great Lakes College and Career Pathways 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, […]
May 31, 2016
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, […]
July 14, 2016
Organizing and implementing an Energy Treasure Hunt (Industrial Training Videos)
The Energy Treasure Hunt video series shows how to organize a creative and analytical project to find low cost energy saving opportunities. These training videos draw on the best practices and proven strategies of leading Energy Star partners and will make a valuable tool for class projects and community involvement.
August 30, 2016
The Quadrennial Energy Review
The Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) (last updated 2015) enables the Federal Government to translate policy goals into a set of analytically based, integrated actions that include executive actions, legislative proposals, and budget and resource requirements for proposed investments, over a multi-year planning horizon. The report includes the following: – An integrated view of, and recommendations […]
July 9, 2017
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