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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Free Online Permaculture Design Course

 Utilize theses video lectures and the discussion forum to learn the fundamentals of permaculture design. The course covers a variety of topics including: renewable energy; greywater and rainwater catchment; soil regeneration and land restoration; food forests, trees, and garden design; plus urban apartment permaculture.

This resource is free but requires users to register before they can access the course materials.


Global Bioenergy Statistics

 This report uses statistics material to depict the growth of bioenergy in the context of the renewable energy market. Intended for companies, governments and researchers, this report is just as useful to educators and students.


Global Trends 2030: Water, Energy and Food

 In its report “Global Trends 2030,” the US National Intelligence Council described the interconnected risks in water, energy and food supply security as a “megatrend” that will gain global momentum. Updates, videos, and additional resources are also provided.


Guidebook for Organic Certification

This free guidebook covers everything from what is organic farming to the rules for specific types of organic production. It discusses the process farmers must follow to get certified organic for livestock and crops, plus provides marketing regulations, contact information for organizations, and resources and reference materials.


Local Food System Toolkits

 These publications offer guidelines for developing successful local food systems that can be incorporated into sustainability education programs and community outreach activities. Below are links to some of the specific toolkits and resources found on this page.

Local Food System Toolkit 1: Developing a Worksite Food Box Program: This is a guide for creating a program for pre-packed food boxes delivered weekly to employees at their workplaces. It could easily be marketed to college staff and students who do not have easy access to locally grown foods.

Local Food System Toolkit #2: Managing Cash Flow for a Low-Capital Food Hub Start-up: For organizations that collect and distribute local food, this toolkit explains how food hub cash flow, even with limited funds, can be used advantageously.

The “Supporting Local Food System Development in Your Community” guidebook offers a seven-step planner to develop and promote a local food system in your community or on your campus.


Finding Good Work in Sustainable Food & Farming

 Students can utilize this resource to determine what they desire in a career and how to work towards that goal, including internship options and information on creating a job that does not yet exist.


Green and Sustainability Jobs and Career Resources

 This article, on the state of green careers, provides information and resources for educators and students on current sustainable career trends and projections. Links to websites featuring sustainability related job offerings, disciplinary based sustainability associations, higher education consortia, and career pathways for students are included.


Pearson SEED Store

This resource provides access to additional educational resources from SEED Center partners and corporate sponsors. Pearson is the global leader in education publishing, providing quality educational solutions that span the post-secondary learning spectrum from college and career training through graduate studies and professional training and development. Please explore this bookstore for all your sustainability needs. We’re just getting started, so please keep checking back for updates and new materials.


SAgE Sustainable Agriculture Education

This consortia of colleges aims to increase access to education of sustainable practices in growing food and to prepare students for careers in agriculture and related environmental fields. They offer certificate and degree programs in urban farming, bio regional food systems, and small farm agriculture. Some SAgE classes use farms as their classroom and students will be able to complete internships, practicums or research projects on the farms.


Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

 This website by the USDA provides a database of sustainable agriculture-based learning programs, searchable by state, degree type and field of study. While not totally comprehensive, it is a useful resource.


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