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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Tools to Make an Impact

 A good resource to assist staff and students in developing actionable sustainability projects that will impact their campus and community. Also, check out the page Resources to Engage Others to help spread the importance of addressing climate change on campus, at home and in the community.


Video: Can a City Run on 100% Renewables?

 In this short video, we learn how a city in the United States runs entirely on renewable energy sources. In 2014 Burlington, Vermont became the first city in the U.S. to run on 100% Renewable Energy. Their secret to success will fuel discussion topics and extracurricular activities in your classroom.


We Have the Power: 100% Renewable Energy for a Clean, Thriving America

Wind, solar and other renewable energy sources now make up just about 10% of the U.S.’ electricity supply, but transitioning to 100% clean energy is both necessary and feasible, according to a new report from Environment America and Frontier Group. This report discusses how a shift to 100 percent renewable energy can limit the impacts of global warming, improve human health and put the economy on a sound foundation.


VIDEO: IPCC Fifth Assessment Report – Synthesis Report

 This short but powerful video outlines an extremely comprehensive, up-to-date assessment of climate change: the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment and Synthesis Report. The video gives an overview of this document, written and explained in such terms that policy makers can better understand and accept the science provided within the report to effectively deal with the world’s changing climate, which is also a valuable classroom tool.

To view the written report, visit: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/

For presentations and speeches, go to:  https://www.ipcc.ch/presentations_and_speeches/presentations_and_speeches.shtml


Campus and Course Conversations

These activities can be used by faculty as course assignments and by staff as campus or community activities. They will increase skills for civil discourse, reducing political polarization and stalemate, while increasing understanding of energy efficiency and renewable energies via a civic engagement opportunity. Students will discuss the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy and weigh in on energy policy.  This resource provides support for people to merge ideas and engage in actions geared toward creating a safe operating space for humanity on Earth, regardless of race, religion or political beliefs.

Through Curricular and Co-Curricular Activities, Campus and Course Conversations:
– Is easy to implement and is interesting for students
– Improves student engagement in getting to know each other across cultural and political divides, helping to reduce polarization and build understanding within our society
– Provides real world applications and critical thinking opportunities
– Improves students’ communication and civil discourse skills, helping them become better change agents
– Increases Civic Engagement and appreciation for democracy while reducing apathy


Renewable on the Rise: A West African Energy Transformation

 Globalize your curricular materials with this report on West Africa’s intent to bring an end to energy poverty while addressing the needs of it’s people and utilizing sustainable development in acknowledgment of the world’s urgent need for a low-carbon future. For high resolution graphics to use in lectures and for more reading materials on the energy transformation in West Africa, check out the links at the bottom of the article.


County Strategies for Successfully Managing and Promoting Wind Power

The Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) and the National Association of Counties (NACO) published this report which provides an overview of wind ordinances, best practices that work for local communities and the wind industry, case studies of counties implementing wind ordinances, and additional resources.


AWEA Standards Program

Read about the emerging standards for wind power from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).


Curricula based on the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Wind Turbine Service Technician Core

This program is the first in a series of curriculum supporting a three-year training program based upon the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Core Skill Set for Wind Turbine Service Technicians, as well as the Department of Labor’s apprenticeship standards for wind turbine technicians. Topics covered in this curriculum include Introduction to Wind Energy, Wind Turbine Safety, and Climbing Wind Towers.


Land-Based and Offshore Wind Resource Map

This map is the first to provide wind developers and policy makers with a seamless representation of the wind resources estimated at an 80-m height for all 50 states—the 48 contiguous states, Alaska, and Hawaii—as well as offshore resources up to 50 nautical miles from shore.


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