The Resource Center organizes resources around 7 green economy “Sectors” and 7 “Topics.”
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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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The Obama administration has announced the Clean Energy Savings for All Initiative, a new cross-government partnership to bring solar power to low and moderate-income families by allowing Americans to achieve solar power with no up-front cost. The goal is a 10X increase and an expansion of the initial target set in the Climate Action Plan to install 100 MW of renewable energy on federally assisted affordable housing by 2020.
Watch this short VIDEO on access to solar panels, featuring President Obama.
Fair Trade Colleges & Universities provides support for civic engagement opportunities for students with the support of a nationwide network of students, staff and faculty. Build a commitment to sustainability and social justice through awareness and action to become Fair Trade on campus. This organization assists students in building a team, creating out-reach programs, sourcing Fair Trade at events, building a commitment to Fair Trade education and passing a Fair Trade resolution.
Footprint USA is a simulation game, informed by real-world data, that is designed to empower individuals and society, to make more informed and sustainable decisions. Players must deal with real-world issues, such as climate change, how to feed a growing world population, renewable energy, improving education, etc.
This website provides information about and links to a variety of free college-level sustainability courses students and teachers can utilize to augment learning. Courses subjects include: general sustainability studies, greening the economy, sustainable urban development, climate change mitigation, environmental law, sustainable agriculture and even courses specifically designed for educators.
The Gateways to Green Building workforce partnership provides residents of high-poverty neighborhoods with various green construction occupational training opportunities. It aligns resources such as education and training programs, registered apprenticeships, state and local government, neighborhood organizations, and employers to address workforce and economic development needs. Training offerings are developed to respond to local employers’ needs, and currently focus on energy-efficient construction, construction industry safety, and hazardous-waste operations and emergency response.
Students have the power to enact positive change, both within university communities and in the world. In this sustainable student action guide, students are provided with everything they need to know to build a campaign, find funding and reach sustainable goals on campus and beyond. Read interviews from experts in student activism as they share their insight into what it takes to make sustainable action a reality and find suggestions for getting an audience with administration, finding funding for a cause, plus extensive resources for making it all happen.
This guide provides students with information on what it means to “go green” and the advantaged and benefits of sustainability practices in college and all aspects of life. It provides tips, insights into sustainable college activities and programs and a list of sustainability resources for further information and action.
This website provides a plethora of activities and challenges to promote sustainability awareness and practices in all areas of life. While it is set up as a contest, the challenges remain posted year-round and will provide educators with ideas and inspiration for classroom challenges and community activities. Some of the topics included are: the human footprint, food, zero waste, biodiversity, personal health, education, agriculture, and fashion.
The EPA’s Green Infrastructure Webcast Series features preeminent academics and professionals sharing their expertise on a range of topics related to green infrastructure. These educational videos are designed both for those first implementing green infrastructure plans, as well as for those looking to enhance established programs.
Numerous scholarship providers are now awarding green scholarships and grant opportunities to environmentally-conscious students. This guide provides information on how to locate and apply for sustainability-based scholarships and includes a listing of green scholarships currently available.
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