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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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.


The Northeast’s Food and Farm Network

NESAWG is the Northeast’s food and farm network. Activities are based on a systems approach, recognizing the interdependence of government, market, and civic arenas for social change. They maintain an overview of the region’s movement toward a more sustainable food system and guide the network to maximize collective impact. Working at local, state, regional, and national levels, their efforts help organizations redirect public policy, foster market-based innovation, and generate an informed and active citizenry.


Turfgrass Information File

Turfgrass alternatives are explored in a series of papers that could be of value in curricula about golf courses, sports fields and sustainable landscaping.


U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Homepage for Sustainable Agriculture

This site contains a wide variety of information from the USDA on sustainable agriculture and biofuels, from technical information to materials for educators and consumers to economic development for farming communities to grant information.


USDA Energy Website

USDA Energy Web includes interactive map, graphing analysis tools, and the USDA Energy Matrix. These instruments allow you to view past USDA investments, navigate in a friendly environment USDA energy programs and compare and analyze bio-fuels and bio-energy data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).


Women of Green

 Women Of Green is an organization dedicated to creating a more sustainable future by providing a portal for sustainability and social justice news, action opportunities and discussion to create positive and impactful changes in communities and the world for future generations.


U.S. Department of Labor’s Projections of Demand for Green Related Agriculture and Forestry Careers

These projections are part of the more extensive ONET site that provides jobs projections and descriptions for career pathways. Click on the name of the occupation for a description of tasks, tools, knowledge, skills, abilities and more.


UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program: What is Sustainable Agriculture

This paper is an effort to identify the ideas, practices and policies that constitute the concept of sustainable agriculture.


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