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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A Guide to Greening Technical and Vocational Education for Institutions

This Guide is designed to help leaders and practitioners of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in improving their understanding and implementation of education for sustainable development (ESD) using a whole-institution approach to greening their institutions. The Guide reflects the objective of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for TVET to assist TVET institutions in their journey towards transformation.


Energy, Environment and Utilities Career and Technical Education Online Community Group

This group is designed to provide you with valuable and up-to-date resources and curriculum tailored to courses in your industry sector.

  • Find and share news & updates below in our Comments section
  • Explore links, documents and other relevant items under Shared Resources
  • Access Project-Based Learning units of instruction under Shared Projects
  • View sector-specific outlines under Shared Outlines
  • Members receive additional updates sent to directly to them through our Message Center

Join the online community group today!


Biology and Sustainable Agriculture – Career and Technical Education Online Model

This course integrates biological science practices and knowledge into the practice of sustainable agriculture. Unit one addresses the question, What is sustainable agriculture? Unit two, How does sustainable agriculture fit into our environment? Unit three, What molecular biology principles guide sustainable agriculture? Unit four, How do we make decisions to maximize sustainable agricultural practices within a functioning ecosystem? Within each unit, specific life science principles integrate with agricultural principles, as students gain knowledge of how the two disciplines inform each other, culminating in the development of a sustainable farm model and portfolio of supporting student research.


PBS Sustainability Classroom Resources

Video clips, essays, papers and more on sustainability topics. Great for incorporating into lesson plans, ranging from sustainable development to clean energy.


Report: Job Opportunities in Green Infrastructure

Jobs linked to the growth of green infrastructure are expected to expand in coming years and will provide valuable opportunities for urban residents seeking entry-level work with advancement potential, according to a report released March 27, 2017. The authors conclude that industry-led efforts to develop the first national green infrastructure certification program could professionalize the field and accelerate job growth.


American Society of Adaptation Professionals Careers Program

Careers in climate change adaptation are rapidly growing and constantly evolving. ASAP helps you identify new opportunities to grow your career and informs the direction and development of the adaptation profession.

Each year, ASAP surveys adaptation professionals from across North America to learn how the profession is changing and how we can help grow available jobs, tailor professional development opportunities, and best support the adaptation workforce.

ASAP generates and informs analyses of the adaptation workforce, works with experts to build unique resources for our members, and facilitates collaborative processes by which members create professional guidance for the field.

Use the Adaptation Careers Program to excel in your current job or find new work opportunities.


Report- Expanding Opportunity through Energy Efficiency Jobs: Strategies to Ensure a More Resilient, Diverse Workforce

This study examines energy efficiency workforce development programs that focus on diversity and inclusion. Hispanics, Black people, and women are underrepresented in the energy efficiency workforce, which offers high-paying jobs compared to the national average. To begin correcting this imbalance, energy efficiency workforce development programs can use outreach and training to prepare underrepresented community members for energy efficiency jobs. Such programs can also recruit and train contractor firms owned by women, people of color, veterans, disabled individuals, and others historically underrepresented in the energy efficiency field. Using five case studies, we show how utilities and efficiency program administrators are crafting workforce development programs that engage traditionally underrepresented workers and students. The report discusses how program administrators modified their programs to meet workers’ needs during COVID-19. We provide recommendations for efficiency program administrators working to advance a more diverse and inclusive energy efficiency workforce.


Fact Sheet: USDA Programs in the Local Food Supply Chain

USDA is committed to supporting robust regional food economies across the food chain through the programs, noted in this fact sheet rich in resources and links. There are many research, education, and technical assistance programs along the supply chain.


Article: Strategies for Selling Green Building Services

Demand for green building services has steadily increased over the years. Industry owners want to make a less detrimental impact on the environment. They want to decrease their carbon footprint, so they opt for structures that incorporate recycled materials and use less energy to create.  Your clients may want green building options and other clients may not be interested or are worried about associated costs, so it can be challenging to market to them. Use this resource to understand different strategeis for understanding and selling green building services.


Report: A Guide to Green Hydrogen Policy Making

Hydrogen produced with renewable energy sources – or “green” hydrogen – has emerged as a key element to achieve net-zero emissions from heavy industry and transport. Along with net-zero commitments by growing numbers of governments, green hydrogen has started gaining momentum based on low-cost renewable electricity, ongoing technological improvements and the benefits of greater power-system flexibility.

Hydrogen-based fuels previously attracted interest mainly as an alternative to shore up oil supply. However, green hydrogen, as opposed to the “grey” (fossil-based) or “blue” (hybrid) varieties, also help to boost renewables in the energy mix and decarbonise energy-intensive industries.

This report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) outlines the main barriers that inhibiting green hydrogen uptake and the policies needed to address these. It also offers insights on how to kickstart the green hydrogen sector as a key enabler of the energy transition at the national or regional level.


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