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.
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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 blog series discusses the vital role education needs to play in the global shift towards sustainability. Some of the articles present the reader with facts on a variety of topics, from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs to financial literacy initiatives, for a deeper understanding of what is required to develop and maintain a more sustainable future.
SDSNedu and its free video courses are designed to communicate key information from the world’s leading experts on sustainable development. The videos help fill the knowledge gap about sustainable development and equip citizens everywhere to help move toward the Sustainable Development Goals. View “The Age of Sustainable Development,” a definitive guide to the SDGs,” “Planetary Boundaries and Human Opportunities,” plus a mini-series course on the Pope’s Encyclical on integral ecology and more.
A new mapping tool gives US citizens a detailed look at the environmental quality of their local neighborhood through a combination of environmental and demographic indicators in maps and reports. Statistics for air pollution, water quality, traffic levels and more are all included on the online map, which is freely available for anyone to use and makes a great teaching tool for educators. Students can use this tool to compare environmental statistics for their school’s geographic area versus other colleges or contrast numerous neighborhoods and geographic regions.
This report depicts how each of the 50 states in the US can reach their potential for wind energy through the use of next-generation larger wind turbines. A plethora of graphs, charts and maps accompany the text to give the reader a better understanding of wind generation potential.
This online encyclopedia provides expert-reviewed information on a variety of sustainability topics, such as: Agricultural & Resource Economics, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Energy, Environmental Law & Policy, Hazards & Disasters, Pollution, Society & Environment, and Water.
This report presents a detailed first assessment of the potential impact of national climate pledges for COP21 on the energy sector. In addition, it proposes a bridging strategy in order to peak global greenhouse gas emissions soon, highlights the need to accelerate development of emerging technologies, and makes recommendations for a successful transition to a sustainable global energy system.
This website provides a regularly updated list of resources on community colleges, universities, certificate programs and other training in the field of sustainable energy. It encompasses both general and specific skill training plus courses and seminars on energy efficiency and renewable energy topics – in some cases for free.
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.
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.
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.
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