The SEED Center

Resource Center


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.


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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Nourishing the Planet

The Nourishing the Planet ( project, from the Worldwatch Institute, assesses the state of agricultural innovations—from cropping methods to irrigation technology to agricultural policy—with an emphasis on sustainability, diversity, and ecosystem health, as well as productivity. The project aims to both inform global efforts to eradicate hunger and raise the profile of these efforts. The project also considers the institutional infrastructure needed by each of the approaches analyzed, suggesting what sort of companion investments are likely to determine success—from local seed banks to processing facilities, from pro-poor value chains to marketing bureaus.

Nourishing the Planet TV: Turning the School Yard into a Classroom

This connection in Rwanda might give you ideas on how to use the internet to share your sustainable food educational activities internationally and bring stories of others’ efforts into your classroom.

From the Worldwatch Institute, this blog provides a more international look at food security issues.

Occidental Arts and Ecology Center – Permaculture and More

A non profit organization focusing on education and professional development. See their permaculture professional development offerings and more at: (

Tools and Guides for Educators from Oxfam

This Oxfam website provides activities and other resources to educators looking to teach about a variety of sustainability topics, including civic engagement and support for teachers. Also see:
Youth Ambassadors Program
Education for Global Citizenship
While primarily geared towards K-12 education levels, this is applicable to higher education as well.

Permaculture Institute

Offers workshops for teachers on permaculture.

Propane Education & Research Council (PERC)

PERC carries out programs, projects, and activities in safety practices, training, and research and development. Its Research and Innovation section offers a free newsletter on industry news, innovative new technology, and research studies.

Report – Biobased Products: Minnesota’s Opportunity and Challenge

As the interest and use of biobased products grows, so do the opportunities and challenges. According to a recent report sponsored by AURI and the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, Minnesota’s fundamental strengths in agriculture, biofuels and innovation may hold the key to the state’s potential for leadership in this emerging economy although, as the study suggests, it is pertinent to connect the dots in order to capitalize on market potential. While the data is about Minnesota, the conceptual frame and strategies can be useful to other states.

Report – Effects of Increased Biofuels on the U.S. Economy in 2022

This report examines how meeting the RFS-2 would affect various key components of the U.S. economy. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) calls for a Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS-2), which mandates that the United States increase the volume of biofuel that is blended into transportation fuel from 9 billion gallons in 2008 to 36 billion gallons by 2022.

Report – Green Jobs in a Sustainable Food System

This report examines the five sectors within the food system: Production, Processing, Distribution, Retail, and Waste. Within each, it examines the environmental and economic equity problems, highlights the efforts of local communities across the country to address those problems, and identifies opportunities to transform jobs in the green economy and enhance environmental and economic equity outcomes in the future.

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