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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Webinar Library: Security & Sustainability Forum

The Library organizes the 200 Security & Sustainability Forum webinars into series supported by sponsors. There are also some one off sponsored. Click the webinar name to access the landing page with information about the panel and topic and watch the recording for each webinar. A wide range of sustainability topics are covered.


Article: After Hard Year, Promise of Unparalleled Jobs Growth

Despite overall decline, clean energy remains the biggest job creator across America’s energy sector, employing nearly three times as many workers as work in fossil fuel extraction and generation. More Americans still work in clean energy than work as middle and elementary school teachers, bankers, farmers or real estate agents. Median hourly wages for clean energy jobs also are about 25 percent higher than the national median wage, and also pay better than most fossil fuel extraction jobs.

Read the full report on clean jobs in America.


Better Buildings Workforce Development Resources

Millions of Americans work on the energy infrastructure that powers the U.S. and in the buildings that power our economy. That infrastructure and those buildings work best when a skilled workforce connects the wires, pours the concrete, turns the dials, establishes setpoints, and seals the gaps. Through Better Buildings, DOE works with organizations to support and grow our energy efficiency workforce by connecting to training, education, and job opportunities. They have collected resources, information, and other materials to help you address your workforce needs and take the next step toward an impactful career in energy efficiency.

Explore career guidance, credentials, training, internships, webinars, and more.


Report – Public Support for International Climate Action

This report represents how registered voters in the United States view a variety of policies related to international climate action. It is designed to provide context for President Biden’s Leader’s Summit on Climate in April of 2021. The report is useful for understanding current beliefs and concerns of American voters.


Report – Pathways to 2050: Scenarios for Decarbonizing the U.S. Economy

This report explores how the United States’ economic power and the private sector’s innovative qualities can be come together to develop viable pathways for decarbonizing the US economy. It examines potential scenarios to reach mid-century decarbonization goals that benefit both companies and the broader scope of society. The report not only explores the technologies required to reach decarbonization, but includes the roles performed by policymakers, businesses and consumers. The insights drawn from these scenarios is intended to inform long-term decision-making practices and help develop strategies to reach climate neutrality.


Report – America’s Zero Carbon Action Plan

The Zero Carbon Action Plan (ZCAP) was launched in early 2020 as an action plan for the U.S. to reach the goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050. it is based on research that explores decarbonizing six key sectors: power, transport, industry, buildings, food and land use, and materials. The report further makes policy recommendations that support the transition of country-wide energy infrastructure transitions to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. It it designed to inform policy-makers, business leaders and civil society across multiple sectors.


Energy Storage Association

The U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) is the national trade association dedicated to energy storage. Students and educators can find information here about a broad spectrum of energy storage technologies: mechanical, thermal, electrochemical, pumped hydropower, etc. and how they are being used to design a more sustainable energy grid.


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.


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