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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 to AACC members
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

Additionally, be sure to check out our Green Programs!

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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.

Sustainable Agriculture Publications and Tools

 This extensive collection of publications, papers, and toolkits provide a wealth of information and activities for educators and students. Some of the information covered includes: Community-Based Food Systems, Farm to Institution, Market Research and Feasibility Studies, Policy, Philosophy of Sustainability, plus Models and Assessment Tools.

Sustainable Agriculture, Agroecology, Food Related with Career Info

 Appalachian State University has assembled a directory of resources for students and teachers on sustainable agriculture and agroecology. The information provided includes tips and strategies for finding jobs in the field of sustainable agriculture, a directory of farm intern positions across the U.S., educational tools, and much more.

Sustainable Food and Agriculture Teaching and Educator Resources

 These resources for educators introduce sustainable alternatives within the food system and provide teaching tools such as reports and data, videos, and even free lesson plans and courseware. The resources listed here provide opportunities for all educational levels and can help students and teachers alike build their understanding of what makes a food system sustainable.

The Plate of the Union: A Call for Action on Food and Farms

 This initiative calls for presidential leadership to ensure healthy, affordable, sustainable, food for all. In this initiative, the current food system in the U.S. is described as broken through overuse and mismanagement of chemicals and practices that damage the air, water and land. The Plate of the Union initiative aims to overhaul this outdated system and replace it with a coherent plan, with the goal of making sure every American has access to healthy, affordable food that is fair to food workers, good for the environment and ensures that farmers can keep farming.

Great Trays Toolkit for School Foodservice

 This toolkit is designed for school food service directors and staff and contains resources on how to source, use and promote local food.

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.

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 changing climate, which is also a valuable classroom tool.

To view the written report, visit:

The AR6 Synthesis Report is set to be completed in 2022.  You can find information about it HERE.

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