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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USDA: Sustainability in Agriculture – Food Security

This section of the USDA National Agricultural Library provides reports and resources on the importance of the availability of an adequate, nutritious food supply worldwide.


Food Waste Assessment Tools

The Excel “Food Waste Management Cost Calculator” estimates the cost competitiveness of alternatives to food waste disposal, including source reduction, donation, composting, and recycling of yellow grease. Specifically, the calculator develops an alternative food waste management scenario based on: Your waste profile; Availability of diversion methods; and Preferences, and Compares cost estimates for a disposal versus an alternative scenario.  In addition to the calculator, other useful tools include:  a Food Waste Assessment Guidebook, a Toolkit for Reducing Wasted Food and Packaging, and Paper Tracking Waste Logs.


Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT-FEED)

Vermont Food Education Every Day (FEED) is a Farm to School program run as a partnership of three Vermont non-profit organizations: Food Works at Two Rivers Center, Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT), and Shelburne Farms. Four main resources that are available for download are: A Guide for Connecting Farms to Schools & Communities, A Guide for Farm to School Community Action Planning, A Guide for Using Local Food in Schools, and A Guide to Taste Testing Local Foods in Schools.


Wallace Center at Winrock International

The Wallace Center focuses on developing market-based solutions that link a larger number of people and communities to “good food”- food that is healthy, green, fair, and affordable. They aim to connect people, resources, and information around the world to drive change that benefits farmers, urban and rural communities, our natural resources and the health of our citizens. Areas of focus include Empowerment and Civic Engagement, Enterprise and Agriculture, and Environment: Forestry, Energy and Ecosystem Services.


WhyHunger Publications and Resources

WhyHunger brings you into the food security movement, a movement that shows how our food system is connected, how our food grows, how it’s processed, who grows it, what we eat, where it comes from, who goes hungry and why. WhyHunger is helping to build the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.


Work for Water

Developed by the American Water Works Association and Water Environment Federation, the world’s leading technical experts on drinking water and water quality, this site is packed with resources to find jobs or prepare for rewarding careers in protecting public health and the environment.


World Agroforestry Center

The World Agroforestry Centre is part of the alliance of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) centers dedicated to generating and applying the best available knowledge to stimulate agricultural growth, raise farmers’ incomes, and protect the environment. The Centre’s vision is a rural transformation in the developing world as smallholder households strategically increase their use of trees in agricultural landscapes to improve their food security, nutrition, income, health, shelter, energy resources and environmental sustainability. The Centre is committed to using agroforestry to alleviate poverty.


World Bioenergy Association (WBA)

The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is dedicated to supporting the global bioenergy sector by promoting the global utilization of bioenergy in a sustainable and economical way. Find reports, news, and other sustainability information and events that address current issues, such as: certification, sustainability, standardization, and bioenergy´s impact on food, land-use and water supply.


World Biofuels Markets: Report Centre

A compendium of recent Biofuels Reports provided by the World Biofuels Markets, a private group out of Europe, providing a more international perspective.


WWOOF – Willing Workers On Organic Farms International

 WWOOF connects people who want to live and learn on organic farms with people who are looking for volunteer help internationally. The hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles, and in return, volunteers give up time to help on the farm.    Programs from this international network also provide students with hand-on experience and internship opportunities.


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