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.
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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
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This list of careers provides insight into the sustainability job market and offers information on pay scale, in addition to job descriptions.
The AEL Tracker database contains advanced energy legislation across all 50 states. Advanced energy encompasses energy efficiency, demand response, natural gas electric generation, solar, wind, hydro, nuclear, electric vehicles, biofuels and smart grid. The database also includes other legislation that would either reduce or increase the market share for advanced energy. AEL Tracker organizes legislation into the following policy categories: Electricity Generation; Energy Efficiency; Financing; Regulatory; Natural Gas; Emissions; Transportation; Infrastructure; Economic Development; Other Energy. In total, the Tracker database provides current legislative language, recent actions, bill sponsor information, and policy trend analysis.
Find a variety of webinars on air pollution understanding, assessment and management to use in the classroom or for extra-curricular learning opportunities.
This National Science Foundation report discusses the confluence of global environmental change and new scientific capabilities which is creating opportunities for research and education that can help us anticipate and shape the future rather than merely adapt to its changes.
The Tradepal app allows educators and sustainability coordinators to quickly list volunteer opportunities, zero-waste challenges, fundraising initiatives, etc. and connect directly with students by making information and resources readily available on their smartphones.
The iPhone App “”Sweat & Toil: Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking Around the World”” is a comprehensive resource to empower consumers with the information needed to educate themselves, make smarter buying decisions, and to take action toward a more sustainable future. With this app, users can:
– Check countries’ efforts to eliminate child labor
– Find child labor data
– Browse goods produced with child labor or forced labor
– Review laws and ratifications
– See what governments can to do end child labor
This paper describes and analyzes a participatory backcasting teaching toolbox (PBTT) designed to develop skills required for sustainability change agents. The PBTT contains twelve modules and includes critical and systems thinking, future orientation, ability to work in trans-disciplinary frameworks, personal involvement, conflict resolution and consensus building. It further describes how the PBTT effects the development of students’ skills, as observed throughout ten teaching cases and discusses the potentials and limitations of the PBTT for building up sustainable development related skills.
This article discusses how “food hubs,” or operations that aggregate, distribute and market source-identified food, are growing in popularity and scale as the demand for locally-sourced foods grows among individuals and organizations, such as hospitals and schools. These food hubs provide a stable market for local farmers, while connecting people to what they are consuming in a mindful way.
This informative article explains how solar power is producing a vast deal more power than previously thought. The new analysis takes into consideration previously unaccounted for behind-the-meter, or private roof-top, solar systems.
The Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) is the person at the forefront of innovation in helping cities grow while becoming more resilient. Employment projections foresee that dozens of cities, territories, countries, and companies will be hiring their first CRO in the next few years. This article delves into the personal traits of a successful CRO and gives examples of the differing types of careers they work in.
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