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.
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
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Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability (DANS) consists of more than 20 academic disciplinary associations in engineering, science, mathematics, social sciences, humanities and technology disciplines. DANS members work on sustainability curricula, cross disciplinary sustainability projects, tenure, promotion and accreditation standards. DANS’ mission is to help higher education exert strong leadership in making education, research, and practice for a sustainable society a reality.
Free online collection of environmental and energy sustainablity resources for community college educatiors, sudents, practitioners and the public. EERL is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Flint Hills Technical College has developed a Sustainable Living Center, offering focus to students and the broader community, showing how colleges can build public awareness and consumer demand for green living products.
ACC, along with Workforce Solutions, Capital Area and others, has played a pivotal role in organizing a regional consortium of the community colleges and local workforce development boards from San Antonio to the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. The Consortium is actively collaborating to coordinate development and delivery of training curricula for jobs in the emerging “green” economy. Initially formed by five community colleges, the Collaborative has grown to include over 16 entities.
Presentation covers essential steps colleges can take to build and educate for a green economy, through innovative partnerships and community based learning.
GREENR is an interdisciplinary web portal for environmental and sustainability studies for libraries from Gale-Cengage Learning. GREENR is designed to have the look and feel of a website with all of the peer-reviewed articles and periodical content of a heavy-duty library database, in addition to including video, podcasts, statistics, and an interactive map. Through this site, members can learn about GREENR, find info on the Academic Advisory Board, and request a trial for their libraries.
This US Department of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) web site provides information on FHWA research, publications, and resources related to climate change science, policies, and actions. You will also find some current state and local practices in adapting to climate change and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN), formerly known as the Illinois Community College Sustainability Network, is a vibrant and growing collaboration between the state’s 48 community colleges. An initiative of the community college Presidents, this Network brings community colleges together to expand employment opportunities, improve human and environmental health, foster community engagement and accelerate market competitiveness to drive Illinois’s emerging green economy.
The IGEN offers has modules for greening your curricula in the following areas: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Architecture and Construction, Manufacturing, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Transportation, and Distribution and Logistics.
International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has released a new report, “Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities,” which focuses on how to adapt smart growth strategies to rural communities. Funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Sustainable Communities, the report examines the challenges rural communities face, including rapid growth at metropolitan edges, declining rural populations, and the loss of working lands. It highlights smart growth strategies that can help guide rural growth while preserving the unique rural character of existing communities. It also highlights three central goals: 1) support the rural landscape by creating an economic climate that enhances the viability of working lands and conserves natural lands; 2) help existing places to thrive by taking care of assets and investments such as downtowns, Main Streets, existing infrastructure, and places that the community values; and 3) create great new places by building vibrant, enduring neighborhoods and communities that people, especially young people, don’t want to leave.
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