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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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.


Global Trends 2030

 In its report “Global Trends 2030,” the US National Intelligence Council described the interconnected risks in water, energy and food supply security as a “megatrend” that will gain global momentum. Updates, videos, and additional resources are also provided.


Green Dream Jobs

 This searchable database provides current listings of renewable and clean energy jobs across the US: solar, wind, green building, organic agriculture, environmental management, education, etc.


Green Infrastructure Wizard (GIWiz)

 This interactive tool connects communities to EPA Green Infrastructure tools & resources designed to support and promote sustainable water management and community planning decisions. It assists users in analyzing problems, understanding management options, calculating costs and benefits, engaging stakeholders, and developing educational and outreach campaigns.


Greenprint: A Plan to Prepare Community College Students for Careers in the Clean Economy

This resource describes the large growth in job opportunities and recommended actions for college leadership to update course offerings for the greening of the U.S. workforce, developed by community college and industry leaders specifically for community college use.


Guidelines for Policy Makers (Quality Infrastructure for Renewable Energy Technologies Series)

 This guide explains the fundamental concepts and benefits of developing and implementing quality infrastructure, plus provides guidance on how to incrementally develop this infrastructure in the renewable energy market.


Health and Climate Benefits of Different Energy-Efficiency and Renewable Energy Choices

 This report discusses how different renewable energy sources can benefit public health and the climate by displacing emissions from fossil-fuel based energy generation. It further details how benefits can vary depending on energy installation type, location, population patterns, plus characteristics of the electrical grid and displaced power plants.


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