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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Climate Change Programs and Resources

 This collection of resources focuses on climate change and provides instructors and students with reports, presentations, graphics and additional websites to utilize for curricular and extra-curricular activities. 


Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)

 These webinars can be used in the classroom when studying climate change on a wide array of subtopics from disaster risk management to industry technologies, to policy. The international CTCN, hosted by the United Nations Environment Program, specializes in country-specific technology solutions, capacity building, advice on policy, and legal and regulatory frameworks.


Earth: The Operators’ Manual: Video Segments

“Earth: The Operator’s Manual” is an informative video assessment of the Earth’s problems and possible solutions. See below for information on a Pentagon segment about climate change. Short video clips from the full-length program can be used in course lectures to educate students on a variety of topics, including: Humans and Energy, Wind and Efficiency, and CO2 and the Atmosphere. There is also a noteworthy segment titled “The Pentagon and Climate Change” explaining why the Pentagon accepts the reality of climate change and the need to take action on climate change for a variety of reasons, including national security.

More information and resources for educators can be found at: http://earththeoperatorsmanual.com/for_educators


EcoLeaders

 This program is designed to help higher education students prepare for conservation and environmental leadership and careers by providing support in career assessments and searches, helping students conduct environment-improving projects on campuses and in communities, connecting students to others with similar interests, and providing opportunities and mentorships for younger students. Subjects supported through the program include: energy efficiency and green building projects, waste management strategies, healthy food and environmental health, and ecological restoration and climate adaptation.


EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange

 This is a searchable database of funding opportunity announcements through the U.S. Department of Energy.


Energy and Climate Change (World Energy Outlook Special Report 2015)

 This report presents a detailed first assessment of the potential impact of national climate pledges for COP21 on the energy sector. In addition, it proposes a bridging strategy in order to peak global greenhouse gas emissions soon, highlights the need to accelerate development of emerging technologies, and makes recommendations for a successful transition to a sustainable global energy system.


Energy Technology Perspectives Data Visualisation

 This three-part interactive infographic depicts how the energy system could evolve between the present day and 2050 through scenarios based on varying amounts of carbon-emissions reduction. This tool can be worked into college curricular materials to make a great educational tool for the classroom or student projects. The three focuses of the visualizations depicted are:

– The Emissions Reduction visualization allows users to quickly and easily see what impact countries, technologies and sectors may have on carbon dioxide emissions in the decades to come.

– The Energy Flows visualization focuses on the transport, industry and buildings sectors, highlighting the different fuels (from oil to biofuels), sectors (from petrochemicals to residential) and end uses (from water heating to lighting) that will be affected in the years ahead.

– The transport visualization lets users compare selected indicators, from annual roadway travel to roadway length, across countries and regions.


Environmental Voter Project

The Environmental Voter Project aims to increase voter demand for progressive environmental policy by transforming inactive environmentalists into consistent activists and voters. Materials can be used for civic engagement activities and assignments. Polls show that voters consistently rank environmental issues among their lowest concerns in every election, making these issues a low priority for policy makers as well. However, polls also show that tens of millions of non-voters strongly agree with progressive environmental policies. The Environmental Voter Project plans to turn these inactive environmentalists into consistent voters via use state-of-the-art social network incentives, big-data analytics, predictive modeling, and voter mobilization tools.

You can find them on Facebook HERE


Fact Sheet: White House Launches American Business Act on Climate Pledge

 By signing the American Business Act on Climate pledge, 13 of the largest American companies are: voicing support for a strong outcome at the next international climate conference, demonstrating an ongoing commitment to address climate change, and setting a positive example for their peers.  The fact sheet then goes a step further to break down each company’s individual commitment to climate change mitigation and a more sustainable future.


Factsheet: “Smart Cities” Initiative to Help Communities Tackle Local Challenges and Improve City Se

This factsheet discusses a new initiative to funnel resources to meet local needs and support community-led solutions for fighting crime, fostering economic growth, managing the effects of climate change, improving the delivery of city services, etc. The initiative will create test beds for new applications, develop multi-sector collaborative models, leverage existing Federal activity, and pursue international collaboration to enhance the future of cities and the quality of life for urban residents.


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