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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Department of Defense Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans

 These plans detail the Defense Department’s goals to mitigate operational risks posed by climate change effects such as: flooding, surging sea levels, severe weather and extreme temperatures. Managing the unavoidable effects and preparing for the possible ones will reduce risks to our national security.


Article: Affordable Solar Through Smart State Policy

Busting the myths about the affordability of solar energy, this real-life example shows how policy can make solar energy affordable to all building owners, with utility bill savings paying for the solar. Georgia’s Solar Power Free-Market Financing Act of 2015 allows wide access to solar power as well as cost-effective implementation.


Climate Change Special Issue from National Geographic

This series of articles and videos from National Geographic, featuring scientists from around the world, focus on three key issues regarding climate change:
1) How do we know it’s happening?
2) How do we fix it?
3) How do we live with it?


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: More Major Companies Commit To 100% Renewables

 Thus far, over 80 major companies worldwide have joined RE100, committing to 100% renewable energy usage, and the number of participants is expected to keep growing. This commitment presents a clear business case for investing in cleaner energy pathways to accelerate the transition to a net-zero emissions economy. Investors and policymakers must respond to rising corporate demand and ensure that supportive policies are in place.


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.


Article: Solar Power Taking Hold in Nigeria, One Mobile Phone at a Time

 Using a customer friendly, pay-as-you-go model, a solar startup is powering Nigerian homes not connected to the grid with one portable kit.  This set up can be adapted to many countries and cultures as an affordable energy solution to low-income or rural areas.


Article: US Solar has Record Breaking Year – Market to Triple in 5 Years

 A surge in utility-scale projects made solar the top source of new electric generating capacity in 2016.  Pulling information from the “U.S. Solar Market Insight 2016 Year in Review,” this article discusses the upsurge is solar generation and the future of solar power in the U.S.


At the Eye of the Storm: Women and Climate Change (Webcast)

 Experts warn that women in developing countries will be disproportionately affected by climate changes; however, women could also hold the keys to solving the climate challenge. This webcast discusses how to empower women through education, economic opportunities, and reproductive health care in order to make big contributions to the climate fight.

This webinar was created by the Climate Change and Security Program, whose goal is to promote environmental security, peacemaking, sustainable development, climate resilience and population dynamics. Access more of their events, research, publications, multimedia content and blog HERE.


Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines

 These guidelines are voluntary national standards to improve the quality and consistency of commercial building workforce credentials for key energy-related jobs. Developed by the The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) along with industry stakeholder input, these guidelines will help develop high quality and nationally recognized training and certification programs.


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