The SEED Center

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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

Additionally, be sure to check out our Green Programs!

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Tool to Explore Pathways to Clean Energy Economy

A new U.S. Department of Energy interactive online tool to help researchers, educators, and students explore future U.S. energy-use scenarios. The interactive Buildings, Industry, Transportation, and Electricity Scenarios (BITES) tool allows users to adjust inputs, such as electricity generation and transportation fuel use, to compare outcomes and impacts on carbon dioxide emissions and the U.S. energy mix.

Transportation Research Board: Climate Change

This material can be used to create your transportation and climate change section of your curricula. An Act of Congress, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, calls upon the National Academy of Science (NAS) to provide independent advice to the government on matters related to science and technology. According to the Transportation Research Board (TRB), “Reducing transportation-related emissions of carbon dioxide–the primary greenhouse gas–that contribute to climate change and adapting to the consequences of climate change will be among the biggest public policy challenges facing the transportation profession over the coming decades. This website serves as a gateway to TRB activities and products addressing transportation and climate change.”

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

 Use this tool when preparing climate change curricular materials or extra-curricular projects for your students. The climate Toolkit provides resources for understanding and addressing climate issues, focusing on climate stressors that threaten people, buildings, natural resources, and local economy. Use the Climate Explorer tool to access map overlays and interactive graphs on current climate change pressures and impacts as well as historical temperatures and precipitation measures across the United States.

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

This website, of the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), provides statistics and analysis on energy trends. A few of the tools they provide are outlined below.

The Electricity Data Browser is a new interactive tool providing comparative charts and graphs of net generation across all sectors.

Renewable and Alternative Fuel specific statistics including: data, analysis and projects, are also readily available.

Electric Power Monthly is a detailed report of net generation, consumption and fuel stocks on a month by month basis.

U.S. Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative

This U.S. Department of Commerce’s Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative supports the creation of manufactured products that use processes that minimize negative environmental impacts, conserve energy and natural resources, are safe for employees, communities, and consumers and are economically sound. The initiative has metrics for sustainable manufacturing and many useful publications.

US Aid: Resilience

 The focus of this US government agency is to end global poverty and enable democratic societies to realize their potential through resilience planning and practices. The maps, data, and analysis provided here will equip instructors in the preparation of curricular activities and lectures in resilience studies.

Case Studies in Water Management by the US Environmental Protection Agency

View this page for examples of the types of environmental benefits that result from lean implementation. Read full case studies of water reduction activities and the environmental implications of those activities.

Video – Earth: The Operators’ Manual

The Operators’ Manual mini-series, hosted by award-winning geoscientist, Richard Alley. Explains the essential science of climate change, and the promise of renewable energy to provide for humans’ need for energy. Introduces unusual suspects in the discussion of global warming, the US Pentagon and wind farmers in West Texas.

Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movement

After interviews and conversations with various leaders, the Post Carbon Institute developed this report on a new economic movement taking hold that seeks to replace the current faulty economy with a resilient one incorporating environment, social justice, labor, democracy and indigenous rights. What has emerged from these inquiries is a picture of a more equitable and democratized economy with opportunities for creative and collaborative engagement, and a budding strategy to accomplish this aim. Use this resource to support your curriculum on sustainability and clean technology in a resilient global future.

Webinar – Getting Started with STARS 2.1

This June 2016 webinar provides an overview of STARS 2.1, the latest version of AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System. It includes details about a number of new features to help participants save time earning a STARS rating and information for current participants about how to upgrade to the new version.  Webinar presenters include Chris Pelton, STARS Program Manager at AASHE and Aaron Witham, MS, Education & Outreach Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, University of Vermont.

For the original STARS webinar, see:  Integrating STARS into Course Curricula
This presentation and video from the June 21, 2011 webinar, “Integrating STARS into Course Curricula,” provides insights from STARS – Sustainability Tracking and Rating System. The webinar featured Jillian Buckholz (AASHE), Michele Hebert (University of Alaska, Fairbanks), and Jesse Pyles (Unity College).

Check out this and other ASHEE webinars here! 

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