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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Skeptical Science Phone App

 Skeptical Science has developed a free phone app for climate science vs climate denial discussion and debate. It lists skeptic arguments as well as information on what science says on each argument, plus recent research and the latest data on climate science. This app is available for both iPhone and Android


Skeptical Science: Explaining Climate Change Science & Rebutting Myths and Misinformation

 This award winning website uses scientific skepticism to improve understanding of climate change denial and rebut their arguments. By analyzing arguments against climate change on scientific grounds and by using peer reviewed scientific literature, this website provides an educated understanding of what is truly happening in today’s climate. Be sure to check out their Resources section for classroom materials: documents, graphics, links, guidebooks, a temperature trend calculator and video of public talks on the subject.


SmartBrief’s STEM Pathways Panel Series

Bringing together top STEM specialists and experts from industry and education, SmartBrief Education’s STEM Pathways Panel Series are high-powered, half-day events that explore real-world ways to address the issue of students’ STEM skills gaps and guide them toward careers in STEM fields. Combining vibrant panel discussions in an engaging and intimate setting along with substantive networking opportunities, each STEM Pathways event is designed so attendees leave with practical tools for continued learning.


Standard Energy Efficiency Data (SEED) Platform

 This opensource software application allows cities and states to streamline the process of managing and standardizing building energy data for better energy efficiency program design and implementation.

To maximize the success of the platform, the SEED Platform Collaborative was created to provide technical support, a peer community and opportunities to provide input on future software development.


State of the Climate

 The State of the Climate is a collection of general summary information and monthly climate briefings recapping climate-related occurrences on both global and national scales.

Also see the State of the Climate Report, a yearly publication in which hundreds of scientists from around the globe contribute.


Sulitest: Sustainability Literacy Test

 The Sulitest is the first international tool created to assess sustainability literacy and is designed to be used both within higher education and by practitioners for professional development. The version 2 test is available beginning Fall 2016 as a learning experience, with explanations and relevant links available after each question is answered. The assessment is presently used in 40 countries and is available in 8 languages. A great resource for educators. 


Sustainability Webinars from Johnson County Community College

This archive of webinars is specifically designed around sustainability for community colleges. Topics are diverse and include such topics as how to teach sustainable agriculture practices without a college farm, how community colleges can drive public policy, and the best ways to involve students in on-campus sustainability projects.


Sustainable Agriculture Publications and Tools

 This extensive collection of publications, papers, and toolkits provide a wealth of information and activities for educators and students. Some of the information covered includes: Community-Based Food Systems, Farm to Institution, Market Research and Feasibility Studies, Policy, Philosophy of Sustainability, plus Models and Assessment Tools.


Sustainable Cities Institute

 The National League of Cities’ Sustainable Cities Institute provides vetted and practical resources to identify and implement solutions to advance cities and sustainability professionals’ goals and to help them strengthen their communities. This site offers a robust collection of city profiles, case studies, model policies, and communication tools for providing elected leaders, staff, and engaged stakeholders a set of resources to guide and catalyze action across a range of topics such as transit-oriented development, green infrastructure, energy efficiency, complete streets, urban agriculture and recycling.


Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) Resource Library

 These resources introduce readers to the multi-faceted ways sustainability challenges are being faced and overcome in health, mobility, affordable housing, infrastructure, and economic development. Find a variety of planning documents, case studies, toolkits, fact sheets, videos, reports and more, that can be used by communities across the US to advance local goals while preparing for demographic shifts, climate changes and new economic opportunities.


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