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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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.
The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) provides a global forum to support leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching.
Miami Dade College has an interdisipenary course on environomental sustainability and responsibility for all college students.
Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) Workforce Development and Community Services Customized Training is an example of how to use community education to educate the public about green.
National Geographic’s Education site provides teaching resources, activities and projects, references and news, mapping and, and much more for use by teachers, other educators, families, students and even kids.
National Geographic’s Environment resource provides a wealth of information on topics relevant to our global eco-system. By providing information on everything from Home Greening, Energy Efficiency, current events, and much more; visitors can gain essential insight on issues important to the environment.
An open source model for sustainable manufacturing. It is a step by step process to help manufacturers become more sustainable and includes an instruction manual, an open source mthodology and more.
There are a variety of educational resources that can help you learn about the renewable energy sources and technologies, including biomass energy, geothermal energy, hydrogen energy, solar energy and wind energy.
Webinars to help bring green and sustainability onto the campus and into the community on a variety of topics.
This report is the Democracy Collaborative’s most in-depth study of how universities can embrace their role as anchors to build community wealth.
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