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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This organization involves social movements, environmental and development NGOs, trade unions, faith and other civil society groups to assess the climate commitments that have been put on the table through the UN climate negotiations. Their goal is to identify which countries are offering to do their fair share, which need to do more, and present recommendations on how to close the emissions gap.
This report is the first study to examine in depth actions that multiple municipalities are taking to address climate-change fueled events like flooding, heat waves, wildfires and intense storms. It found that more municipalities are preparing for climate risks than is conventionally believed, that many of those actions support multiple community goals and values, and that despite the progress much more work is necessary to comprehensively address climate risks. The report can be a helpful resource for educators and communities working to establish sound protections against the impacts of a changing climate.
Climate Connections, a daily public radio series, delivers stories about how climate change is impacting our lives and what diverse people and organizations are doing about it (produced by Yale Climate Connections). In addition to audio, also find news articles and video, browseable by a variety of topics linked to planetary warming: agriculture, national security, energy, policy, economics and more.
Climate Feedback is a new fact-checking tool that lets climate scientists review journalists’ articles on climate change and global warming and gives each story a credibility score. Furthermore, a browser extension is used to enable the scientists to comment on information within media stories so that anyone who installs the plug-in can see the commentary. By highlighting misinformation, a visual cue is being sent to the reader to be cognitively on guard, and thus misinformation is less likely to spread.
These interactive, engaging and scientifically based tools help students see connections, play out scenarios, and figure out what works in addressing climate change. All free to download, a variety of materials are available including: a simulation showing impacts of energy choices on planetary health; mock-UN climate negotiation role play simulation; online trainings in systems thinking to address climate change; and exploring how climate solutions can address other challenges, including health, resilience, and equity.
This collection of guides and reports is specifically curated for civic engagement addressing the disproportionate impact of climate change on low-income communities and communities of color.
This organization is dedicated to strategic communications that will transform the conversation on climate and clean energy solutions in the United States. They provide a selection of learning tools to improve communication and educate on climate change.
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.
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.
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
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