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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Greenprint: A Plan to Prepare Community College Students for Careers in the Clean Economy

This resource describes the large growth in job opportunities and recommended actions for college leadership to update course offerings for the greening of the U.S. workforce, developed by community college and industry leaders specifically for community college use.


Health and Climate Benefits of Different Energy-Efficiency and Renewable Energy Choices

 This report discusses how different renewable energy sources can benefit public health and the climate by displacing emissions from fossil-fuel based energy generation. It further details how benefits can vary depending on energy installation type, location, population patterns, plus characteristics of the electrical grid and displaced power plants.


Higher Education’s Role in Adapting to a Changing Climate

This report evaluates how colleges and universities are preparing society for a changing climate through their education, research, operations, and community engagement activities. By developing strategies with which society can adapt to current and future climate impacts, colleges and universities can serve as climate adaptation centers through community engagement, evaluation of and strategies to deal with climate risks, as well as by serving as impartial information sources.

The Higher Education Climate Adaptation Committee will evaluate higher education’s role in climate adaptation. Visit their page for more information about the project, plus a list of climate adaptation resources.


ICLEI Resources – Local Governments for Sustainability

 Educators and Students will find a multitude of informative resources through ICLEI’s programs, tools, and resources.

  •  Programs – Explore current programs such as Emissions Management, Climate Preparedness, Resource Efficiency & Renewables, Climate Finance, and International Collaboration.
  •  Tools – These climate tools include greenhouse gas inventories and forecasts for making climate action plans, a community framework for emissions controls, and a software application for managing local climate adaptation analysis and planning.
  • Resources – The resource section provides a variety of publications, webinars, and on-site training options to promote sustainability action in your community.


Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Launching a data rev

 This report, from the well known Sustainable Development Solutions Network, is a collaboration of organizations and individual experts suggesting a framework for indicators for future development goals for sustainability and economic health and equity. The document explores the context and nature of 17 recommended goals, 169 targets, and corresponding indicators, before focusing in detail on each indicator.


Know Your Region Project

This resource is intended to help local officials, economic development practitioners, community leaders and citizens assess local and regional assets, needs and future plans for long-term prosperity and sustainability. The main goals for the project are to: shrink the educational gap between scholars and local workforce practitioners; promote economic prosperity within historically low-income communities; and serve as a training tool for economic, workforce, and education planning.


Local Food System Toolkits

 These publications offer guidelines for developing successful local food systems that can be incorporated into sustainability education programs and community outreach activities. Below are links to some of the specific toolkits and resources found on this page.

Local Food System Toolkit 1: Developing a Worksite Food Box Program: This is a guide for creating a program for pre-packed food boxes delivered weekly to employees at their workplaces. It could easily be marketed to college staff and students who do not have easy access to locally grown foods.

Local Food System Toolkit #2: Managing Cash Flow for a Low-Capital Food Hub Start-up: For organizations that collect and distribute local food, this toolkit explains how food hub cash flow, even with limited funds, can be used advantageously.

The “Supporting Local Food System Development in Your Community” guidebook offers a seven-step planner to develop and promote a local food system in your community or on your campus.


National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC)

 The NSIDC provides arctic sea ice news and analysis, data and tools for researchers, a cryosphere glossary of arctic terminology and educational resources for teachers and students.


Naturally, Danny Seo

 Naturally, Danny Seo is a publication that looks at living a sustainable lifestyle without sacrificing style. It covers everything from food to beauty, travel, home, and entertaining to help people find inspiring ideas that embrace a natural lifestyle.


NOAA Climate Information

 Detailed information is provided and interpreted on a variety of climate-based subjects for a better understanding of climate change science and impacts. Reports, maps, papers, publications and research programs are included.


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