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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Energy Technology Perspectives Data Visualisation

 This three-part interactive infographic depicts how the energy system could evolve between the present day and 2050 through scenarios based on varying amounts of carbon-emissions reduction. This tool can be worked into college curricular materials to make a great educational tool for the classroom or student projects. The three focuses of the visualizations depicted are:

– The Emissions Reduction visualization allows users to quickly and easily see what impact countries, technologies and sectors may have on carbon dioxide emissions in the decades to come.

– The Energy Flows visualization focuses on the transport, industry and buildings sectors, highlighting the different fuels (from oil to biofuels), sectors (from petrochemicals to residential) and end uses (from water heating to lighting) that will be affected in the years ahead.

– The transport visualization lets users compare selected indicators, from annual roadway travel to roadway length, across countries and regions.


Environmental Voter Project

The Environmental Voter Project aims to increase voter demand for progressive environmental policy by transforming inactive environmentalists into consistent activists and voters. Materials can be used for civic engagement activities and assignments. Polls show that voters consistently rank environmental issues among their lowest concerns in every election, making these issues a low priority for policy makers as well. However, polls also show that tens of millions of non-voters strongly agree with progressive environmental policies. The Environmental Voter Project plans to turn these inactive environmentalists into consistent voters via use state-of-the-art social network incentives, big-data analytics, predictive modeling, and voter mobilization tools.

You can find them on Facebook HERE


Equity Atlas Toolkit

 This tool is designed to guide policy, planning, and investments to create and support more equitable communities by understanding how differing communities and people are able to access the resources required to meet their basic needs. Visual depictions in the toolkit clearly show disparities, plus sample materials and links to helpful resources provide students and educators with more classroom and study materials.


Fact Sheet: White House Launches American Business Act on Climate Pledge

 By signing the American Business Act on Climate pledge, 13 of the largest American companies are: voicing support for a strong outcome at the next international climate conference, demonstrating an ongoing commitment to address climate change, and setting a positive example for their peers.  The fact sheet then goes a step further to break down each company’s individual commitment to climate change mitigation and a more sustainable future.


Footprint Calculator

 Use this tool to find out how much land area it takes to support your lifestyle. This ecological footprint tool will help you discover your biggest areas of resource consumption, and learn what you can do to mitigate negative impacts on the earth.


Global Atlas for Renewable Energy

 This mapping technology, also available as a mobile app, allows the user to overlay renewable energy resources on maps to visualize and assess the technical and economic potential of renewable energy in any given location. Maps are fully customize-able and can be saved for later reference or shared with others.


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.


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