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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Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Launching a data rev

 This report, from the well known Sustainable Development Solutions Network, is a collaboration of organizations and individual experts suggesting a framework for indicators for future development goals for sustainability and economic health and equity. The document explores the context and nature of 17 recommended goals, 169 targets, and corresponding indicators, before focusing in detail on each indicator.


Know Your Region Project

This resource is intended to help local officials, economic development practitioners, community leaders and citizens assess local and regional assets, needs and future plans for long-term prosperity and sustainability. The main goals for the project are to: shrink the educational gap between scholars and local workforce practitioners; promote economic prosperity within historically low-income communities; and serve as a training tool for economic, workforce, and education planning.


Local Food System Toolkits

 These publications offer guidelines for developing successful local food systems that can be incorporated into sustainability education programs and community outreach activities. Below are links to some of the specific toolkits and resources found on this page.

Local Food System Toolkit 1: Developing a Worksite Food Box Program: This is a guide for creating a program for pre-packed food boxes delivered weekly to employees at their workplaces. It could easily be marketed to college staff and students who do not have easy access to locally grown foods.

Local Food System Toolkit #2: Managing Cash Flow for a Low-Capital Food Hub Start-up: For organizations that collect and distribute local food, this toolkit explains how food hub cash flow, even with limited funds, can be used advantageously.

The “Supporting Local Food System Development in Your Community” guidebook offers a seven-step planner to develop and promote a local food system in your community or on your campus.


National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC)

 The NSIDC provides arctic sea ice news and analysis, data and tools for researchers, a cryosphere glossary of arctic terminology and educational resources for teachers and students.


Naturally, Danny Seo

 Naturally, Danny Seo is a publication that looks at living a sustainable lifestyle without sacrificing style. It covers everything from food to beauty, travel, home, and entertaining to help people find inspiring ideas that embrace a natural lifestyle.


NOAA Climate Information

 Detailed information is provided and interpreted on a variety of climate-based subjects for a better understanding of climate change science and impacts. Reports, maps, papers, publications and research programs are included.


Oberlin Environmental Dashboard

 This tool measures and tracks electricity and water usage in schools, businesses, public facilities and homes and is then able to translate this information into animated graphics. Each building has a unique “dashboard” to educate, motivate and empower occupants to make better informed choices that conserve resources. While this program is designed for a specific town, they offer assistance in bringing this project to other communities or college campuses!


Online Curriculum Lessons

 These online curriculum modules, developed to include dynamic computer models with real-world data, explore unanswered questions scientists are facing today. Lessons on a variety of topics are available: fresh water, the future of the Earth’s climate, how to feed a growing population, energy choices and more. Though developed for high school students, these lessons can be adapted for higher education use.


Open Educational Resources in Higher Education

 This guide provides a database of open-source educational resources for higher education, and includes a variety of sustainability topics. Materials range from full courses, to textbooks, to individual resources such as videos and news.


Papers and Reports: Economics for Equity and Environment

Educators and students can utilize this collection of briefs, papers and reports on topics relating economic development to the environment.


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