The SEED Center

Resource Center

Instructions

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.

Overview

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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Sustainable Table

Sustainable Table is a site that is not affiliated with an academic institution but celebrates the sustainable food movement, provides information on sustainable food-related issues, and share strategies to build community through sustainable food. There are many resources including a dictionary of terms, shopping guides, some videos, and a list of culinary institutes focusing on sustainability.


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 have high growth in the overall economy, with each projected to have more than 100,000 job openings across industries by 2020.


The 25% Shift: The Benefits of Food Localization for Northeast Ohio and How to Realize Them

This report suggests that if the region could source one quarter of its total food production locally, that action would generate 27,664 new jobs, increase the annual regional output by $4.2 billion, and expand state and local tax collection by $126 million, while increasing food security for hundreds of thousands of people and reducing obesity and Type-II diabetes.


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 Center for Environmental Education

The Center provides resources, curriculum, expertise and guidance to cultivate environmental leadership in education. While geared to K-12, some of the materials can be used for adult audiences.


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.


The Food Project

Free information to help others start their sustainable youth gardening and food projects, including Summer Youth Program Manual, Academic Year Program Manual, Volunteer Manual, Farmers Market Manual, Urban Agriculture Manual, and Rural Agriculture Manual.


The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy

In this ground-breaking book, leading sustainability educators are joined by literary critics, permaculturalists, ecologists, artists, journalists, engineers, mathematicians and philosophers in a deep reflection on the skills people need to survive and thrive in the challenging conditions of the 21st century.


The Land Institute

The Land Institute has worked for over 30 years to develop an agricultural system with the ecological stability of the prairie and a grain yield comparable to that from annual crops. View their Publications section for helpful articles that can be used by educators and links on sustainable and alternative farming systems: (http://www.landinstitute.org/vnews/display.v/SEC/Publications)


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 in food and farming across the nation have contributed information and their experiences to educate people on the importance of a safer, healthier food system in the United States and to take action in the creation of nation-wide sustainability in food and agriculture.


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