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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
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

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Sustainable Water Jobs: A National Assessment of Water-Related Green Job Opportunities

This report finds that proactive investments increasing efficient water use and re-use will both address growing problems associated with drought, flooding, and contamination and create jobs in a wide range of professions. The study identifies 136 different kinds of jobs involved in implementing sustainable water strategies. Thirty-seven of these job types are also projected to […]

June 13, 2013

The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems

This website provides hundreds of resources—textbooks, popular books, web sites, videos, PowerPoint presentations, and more—to identify the highest-quality and most relevant materials on sustainable agriculture available. This center has also developed a catalog description and outline for a comprehensive course on sustainable agriculture, appropriate for the community college, state college, or university level.

The Contribution of Forests and Trees to Sustainable Diets

Published by Bioversity International, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), and Charles Sturt University explains how trees and forests can play a big role in sustainable diets.

March 22, 2014

Promoting Technology Innovation for Clean and Safe Water

This updated version of the EPA’s Office of Water report makes the business case for water technology innovation and includes links and resources to assess water vulnerability. The Innovation Highlights sections link to best practices in greening water infastructure, tools for resillency, and other areas of growth in the sustainable water sector.

May 30, 2014

The Lexicon of Sustainability

Instructors should utilize the Lexicon of Sustainability website when preparing coursework for nutrition and food-related studies. This enterprise is based on the premise that if people are better educated in the basic vocabulary and ideas that define the future economy, they will be better prepared to accept and utilize sustainable practices. Over two hundred leaders […]

December 3, 2014

Food Tank’s Fall Reading List

Food Tank has put together a list of 20 current and influential books written by world experts on food justice and sustainable eating practices. Use their lineup to develop your own classroom reading list on innovative and creative food practices leading toward a sustainable global food system.

December 24, 2014

11 Apps for the Farmer’s Market

 This resource provides links to eleven different phone apps for use at local supermarkets and farmers markets. These apps support healthier food selection with such information as which fruits and vegetable are generally low in pesticides or which foods or brands are better for the environment.

Campus and Course Conversations

These activities can be used by faculty as course assignments and by staff as campus or community activities. They will increase skills for civil discourse, reducing political polarization and stalemate, while increasing understanding of energy efficiency and renewable energies via a civic engagement opportunity. Students will discuss the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy […]

VIDEO: IPCC Fifth Assessment Report – Synthesis Report

 This short but powerful video outlines an extremely comprehensive, up-to-date assessment of climate change: the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment and Synthesis Report. The video gives an overview of this document, written and explained in such terms that policy makers can better understand and accept the science provided within the report to effectively deal with the world’s […]

March 12, 2015

Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit

The Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit produced by Iowa State University’s Community Design Lab offers communities the planning tools necessary to prioritize and ignite urban farming projects. The Toolkit includes process, practice and case studies to help jump-start local urban agriculture programs.

March 30, 2015

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