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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Community Betterment Resources from the Tamarack Institute

The Tamarack Institute provides resources for community change through knowledge, resources and interactive online practice to achieve success in community betterment activities. These resources are broken down into five categories: collective impact, community engagement, collaborative engagement, community development and evaluating community impact.


Community College Review

This website provides first-time college students with tools and information to make their higher education a success. Access to quality education is part of the Sustainable Development Goals. This site allows prospective students to locate and learn about community colleges across the country and provides information on tuition, student diversity, and a general overview of each college. The website also provides information on grants and scholarships, housing, balancing work with education, and other useful tips and articles for students.


Living Room Conversations: Energy and the Environment

 Community Energy Conversations encourages understanding and civic engagement for positive change through improved civil discourse skills, helping participants understand how energy issues affect them, and assisting people with polarized perspectives find common ground to address issues.  Activities can also be used in college communities for civic engagement activities or by faculty as course assignments. Also see Campus and Course Conversations.


Curriculum Stories: Creating Knowledge Workers for the Greener Product Marketplace

Integrate life cycle thinking into your curriculum with this series of webcasts, showcasing curriculum that engages students in essential conversations about sustainable product development and manufacturing.


Denial 101x: Making Sense of Climate Science Denial

 Learn to make sense of climate science and to respond to climate change denial with these videos from Denial101x’s MOOC. This information doesn’t just educate the viewer on climate science, but goes further to discuss how people think about climate change, understanding the psychology of climate science denial. Useful for both educators and students to promote open communication between people of all backgrounds and beliefs by helping people to recognize and understand how common climate myths are formed, and to provide information on how to effectively debunk climate misinformation.


EnviroAtlas

 The EnviroAtlas provides users access to information that will encourage understanding of the benefits people receive from nature. Interactive tools and resources show how these “ecosystem goods and services” are critically important to human health and will encourage sustainable decision-making practices.


Fair Trade Colleges & Universities

Fair Trade Colleges & Universities provides support for civic engagement opportunities for students with the support of a nationwide network of students, staff and faculty. Build a commitment to sustainability and social justice through awareness and action to become Fair Trade on campus. This organization assists students in building a team, creating out-reach programs, sourcing Fair Trade at events, building a commitment to Fair Trade education and passing a Fair Trade resolution.


Footprint USA: Building a sustainable future through simulation & visualization

 Footprint USA is a simulation game, informed by real-world data, that is designed to empower individuals and society, to make more informed and sustainable decisions. Players must deal with real-world issues, such as climate change, how to feed a growing world population, renewable energy, improving education, etc.


Free Online Courses in Environmental Science and Sustainability

 This website provides information about and links to a variety of free college-level sustainability courses students and teachers can utilize to augment learning. Courses subjects include: general sustainability studies, greening the economy, sustainable urban development, climate change mitigation, environmental law, sustainable agriculture and even courses specifically designed for educators.


Great Lakes College and Career Pathways Partnership

The Gateways to Green Building workforce partnership provides residents of high-poverty neighborhoods with various green construction occupational training opportunities. It aligns resources such as education and training programs, registered apprenticeships, state and local government, neighborhood organizations, and employers to address workforce and economic development needs. Training offerings are developed to respond to local employers’ needs, and currently focus on energy-efficient construction, construction industry safety, and hazardous-waste operations and emergency response.


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