Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

SEED Center: Community Colleges & Policy ecoAmerica start with people.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "SEED Center: Community Colleges & Policy ecoAmerica start with people."— Presentation transcript:

1 SEED Center: Community Colleges & Policy ecoAmerica start with people

2 ecoAmerica start with people SEED: Brought to you by AACC 2 A coordinated national strategy to support community colleges in building a green and sustainable economy Supported by the Kresge Foundation

3 ecoAmerica start with people SEED is… 3 Leadership Initiative Resource Center Sharing Community (441 colleges and growing…)

4 ecoAmerica start with people 444 SEED Colleges 4

5 ecoAmerica start with people SEED Member Benefits Access to curricular and other resources Regular webinars Scholarship opportunities for workshops Discounts/free ride to various national conferences as presenter Sustainability technical assistance and college-to- college mentoring And more… 5

6 ecoAmerica start with people Policy-The Quickest Way to Sustainable Green Jobs Policy and regulatory changes at state/local levels: the strongest determinants of where green jobs will flourish Right now, hundreds of cities and states are considering new renewable standards, building code changes, tax credits….that will drive demand Community colleges can be a critical voice 6

7 ecoAmerica start with people Green Policy Action Group: Join! Description: Organized cohort of community colleges interested in energy and related green regulations and public policies that: 1) lead directly to institutions becoming more energy efficient and green; and 2) promote a stronger green industry with job creation potential. Outcomes: More colleges aware of regulations that impact their institutions Organized group prepared to influence regional and national energy /green-related policy Activities: Webinars and phone conferences Conferences and meetings held as part of these conferences Ongoing policy alerts Local pilot projects 7

8 ecoAmerica start with people Every One of These Policies has Implications for Colleges 8

9 ecoAmerica start with people AACC’s SEED Policy Action Plan Toolkit written for you! esources/SEED-Resources/SEED- Toolkits/AACC-s-SEED-Green- Action-Plan-Series 9

10 ecoAmerica start with people SEED: Upcoming Next New toolkit: Campus as a Living Laboratory: Using the Built Environment as a Context for Learning & Preparing Students for Jobs in a Green Economy (Spring 2012) Workshop for Presidents and Senior Admin at AACC Convention: CEOs & Guiding Green Institutions. Tickets going fast! 10

11 ecoAmerica start with people Upcoming SEED Project: Green Genome Initiative How to develop/deliver high- quality clean economy job training programs? How to integrate these efforts with other institutional sustainability efforts (campus greening, sustainability across curriculum…) What’s the role of the college in actually building a regional green economy? 11

12 ecoAmerica start with people Green Genome Awards Awards will be based on the four institutional green competencies: Community Engagement Governance Program Design and Delivery Strategic Partnerships 12 Application released at AACC Convention in April (check ) Four Winners—with $ reward—announced in fall

13 ecoAmerica start with people Contact Info Todd Cohen Shawn Strange Deb Rowe 13


Download ppt "SEED Center: Community Colleges & Policy ecoAmerica start with people."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google