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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Midwest Solar Job Resource Center

This Midwest resource hub for is useful for career advising, and users can explore a marketplace of job options in the solar energy industry. It includes training opportunities, a job board, and resources for career exploration. Those interested in pursuing a career in the solar industry can utilize the resources here to further learn about solar businesses serving the Midwestern United States, apply for jobs and internships, and gain industry certification.


Report – Green Energy Transition Can Create Thousands of Good-Paying Jobs

Research from Princeton University shows that the transition to green energy, necessary to stop the negative effects of climate change, can create thousands of well-paid jobs for Americans. The study indicates that policies that invest in workers and communities and promote equality will not slow the transition to a carbon zero future. Additionally, by increasing the amount of renewable energy produced in the U.S., the domestic economy will receive a boost. Students and those interested in pursuing a career in renewable energies can get insight into the potential future of the renewable energy industry through these findings.


Report – Climate finance governance: Fit for purpose?

This article provides academic review and analysis of the current financial systems affecting climate. It reviews both polycentric finance and blended market finance and recommends changes to current systems in order to be most effective.


Choose Bigger

The Choose Bigger Program is a union training program for careers in the plumbing and mechanical contracting industry. Geared towards students and career counselors, it offers information about different fields of work, as well as a clear path to forward a new career through a paid apprenticeship. Programs include steamfitting, HVAC technicians and plumbing.


Diversity Best Practices Guide for the Solar Industry

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and The Solar Foundation (TSF) created this guide to inform about the best practices regarding diversity in the solar workplace. It provides data on diversity and inclusion in the solar workforce and identifies areas where the industry can improve. This guide is a companion to SEIA and The Solar Foundation’s 2019 Solar Industry Diversity Study


Energy Storage Association

The U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) is the national trade association dedicated to energy storage. Students and educators can find information here about a broad spectrum of energy storage technologies: mechanical, thermal, electrochemical, pumped hydropower, etc. and how they are being used to design a more sustainable energy grid.


2050 Energy Calculator

The 2050 Calculator allows users to create their own emissions reduction pathway, using scientific data to see the impacts. The Calculator is available in three versions to allow a range of audiences to explore how to best meet energy needs while reducing emissions: a simplified overview, a more detailed look at the issues, or a full Excel version for experts who want to look at the underpinning model.
While designed for the UK, the Energy Department there is now working with teams around the world to help them develop their own calculators, and is also building a Global Calculator to look at ways to reduce emissions worldwide.


350.org – Building a Global Climate Movement

 These climate-focused civic engagement opportunities can be built into higher education curricula through a wide variety of course topics and academic areas.


A Case Study In Micro-Credentialing for the Clean Energy Industry

 This case study reports on the micro-credential framework being developed in order to create competency-based skills validation that can be more responsive to rapidly changing industry needs and cross-over skills required between allied industries. This will bring a new credentialing option to certified energy auditors in the U.S. who want to expand their home health assessment expertise and offer more comprehensive services in the residential sector.


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.


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