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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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 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.


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, 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?

***NOTE:  AESP Has changed their website so that nonmembers have limited access to their resource center.  You can still access many of their Brown Bag Webinars, but you’ll have to use the search box at the top of the page to find them.


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.


Advanced Energy Legislation Tracker

 The AEL Tracker database contains advanced energy legislation across all 50 states. Advanced energy encompasses energy efficiency, demand response, natural gas electric generation, solar, wind, hydro, nuclear, electric vehicles, biofuels and smart grid. The database also includes other legislation that would either reduce or increase the market share for advanced energy. AEL Tracker organizes legislation into the following policy categories: Electricity Generation; Energy Efficiency; Financing; Regulatory; Natural Gas; Emissions; Transportation; Infrastructure; Economic Development; Other Energy. In total, the Tracker database provides current legislative language, recent actions, bill sponsor information, and policy trend analysis.


Clean Energy Job Postings and Career Planning Services

 This resource helps users research and understand educational paths for clean energy careers, plus provides information on various jobs, internships and other training opportunities in the renewable energy field.


Climate Bonds Initiative

This international, investor-focused not-for-profit initiative focuses on mobilizing the $100 trillion bond market to benefit climate change solutions through market tracking, developing global standards, and providing policy models and advice.


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