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


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Article: After Hard Year, Promise of Unparalleled Jobs Growth

Despite overall decline, clean energy remains the biggest job creator across America’s energy sector, employing nearly three times as many workers as work in fossil fuel extraction and generation. More Americans still work in clean energy than work as middle and elementary school teachers, bankers, farmers or real estate agents. Median hourly wages for clean energy jobs also are about 25 percent higher than the national median wage, and also pay better than most fossil fuel extraction jobs.

Read the full report on clean jobs in America.


Report – Public Support for International Climate Action

This report represents how registered voters in the United States view a variety of policies related to international climate action. It is designed to provide context for President Biden’s Leader’s Summit on Climate in April of 2021. The report is useful for understanding current beliefs and concerns of American voters.


Report – America’s Zero Carbon Action Plan

The Zero Carbon Action Plan (ZCAP) was launched in early 2020 as an action plan for the U.S. to reach the goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050. it is based on research that explores decarbonizing six key sectors: power, transport, industry, buildings, food and land use, and materials. The report further makes policy recommendations that support the transition of country-wide energy infrastructure transitions to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. It it designed to inform policy-makers, business leaders and civil society across multiple sectors.


A Climate Resilient Benchmark for All from the Global South

 Rio de Janeiro becomes a benchmark city from the southern hemisphere with this resilience strategy to protect its environment and people from the stresses of climate change. It encompasses sustainable water management, infrastructure improvements, an initiative to place solar panels on public buildings and an urban resilience curriculum to educate the people. Though designed specifically for Rio de Janeiro, the strategies outlined in this report can be adapted to other cities as well.


Article: Indoor Vertical Farming in Old Warehouses

This article and accompanying short video will make for great classroom discussion and inspiration for academic hydroponic experiments. Aerofarms is planned to be the largest indoor vertical farm in the world. This farm supplies local grocery stores and restaurants healthy leafy greens without the use of sunlight or water. Focusing on nutrition and flavor, “there’s no need to tweak the DNA or add artificial chemicals, the company says, when you can create the ideal environment to promote certain traits in the plant.”


Article: Protecting Pollinators Around the World

 This article discusses innovative practices gardeners, farmers, governments and companies are adopting to protect wild pollinators and improve cultivation of commercial pollinators. At least 1/3 of the worlds food crops are produced with the help of natural pollinators such as bees, butterflies and birds, and without them agriculture biodiversity and food security would suffer.


Climate Connections: A Climate Change Radio Series

 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.


EnviroAtlas

 The EnviroAtlas provides users access to information that will encourage understanding of the benefits people receive from nature. Interactive tools and resources show how these “ecosystem goods and services” are critically important to human health and will encourage sustainable decision-making practices.


Growing and Building the Billion Ton Bioeconomy

 This report documents federal activities aimed at helping to develop and support the bioeconomy, especially the production and use of biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. It includes: preliminary analysis of the expected benefits of a Billion Ton Bioeconomy, a compendium of federal activities that currently support the bioeconomy and details on interagency activities that aim to grow the bioeconomy.


Growing Opportunities with an Efficient, Renewable and Biobased Economy

This USDA (US Dept. of Agriculture) powerpoint presentation explains the concepts, scope and benefits of moving towards a bioeconomy, one in which the production of renewable biological resources are converted into food, feed and energy to solve societal, environmental and economic challenges. This resources makes a great classroom resource for teachers.


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