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.


National Roundtable on the Workforce for a Green & Inclusive Economy: Report

To engage with the Roundtable, contact Debra Rowe at: debrarowe (at) aya.yale.edu.

Through discussions at the National Roundtable on the Workforce for an Inclusive Green Economy, attendees pinpointed necessary actions to reduce redundant or fragmented green workforce efforts. The outcomes provide insights into what government agencies, industry, unions, higher education institutions, and workforce agencies must do, independently and together, to address gaps in the green workforce structure and programs, effectively scale them up, and ultimately drive forward an inclusive, green economy.

The report is intended for federal and state agency program designers, policymakers, higher education, and other workforce education organizations. It is recommended that program designers reach out to this Roundtable for additional key information to incorporate into workforce programs.

As the ongoing global climate crisis threatens the habitability of the planet, causes massive human suffering, and brings about major civilization disruptions, our country is acting to create the clean energy and green economy transition we urgently need.

View the full report here.

 


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 – Climate Science Research in the United States and U.S. Territories

This report surveys scientific publications from 2014 through 2018 for a look at the scope and focus of climate science research Climate Science Research in the United States and U.S. Territories. The research is analyzed to provide locally-relevant climate information accessible to decision-makers in a rigorous and nonpartisan manner.


Report – Climate finance governance: Fit for purpose?

This article provides academic review and analysis of the current financial systems affecting climate. It reviews both polycentric finance and blended market finance and recommends changes to current systems in order to be most effective.


Choose Bigger

The Choose Bigger Program is a union training program for careers in the plumbing and mechanical contracting industry. Geared towards students and career counselors, it offers information about different fields of work, as well as a clear path to forward a new career through a paid apprenticeship. Programs include steamfitting, HVAC technicians and plumbing.


2050 Energy Calculator

The 2050 Calculator allows users to create their own emissions reduction pathway, using scientific data to see the impacts. The Calculator is available in three versions to allow a range of audiences to explore how to best meet energy needs while reducing emissions: a simplified overview, a more detailed look at the issues, or a full Excel version for experts who want to look at the underpinning model.
While designed for the UK, the Energy Department there is now working with teams around the world to help them develop their own calculators, and is also building a Global Calculator to look at ways to reduce emissions worldwide.


350.org – Building a Global Climate Movement

 These climate-focused civic engagement opportunities can be built into higher education curricula through a wide variety of course topics and academic areas.


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