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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Campus and Course Conversations

These activities can be used by faculty as course assignments and by staff as campus or community activities. They will increase skills for civil discourse, reducing political polarization and stalemate, while increasing understanding of energy efficiency and renewable energies via a civic engagement opportunity. Students will discuss the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy and weigh in on energy policy.  This resource provides support for people to merge ideas and engage in actions geared toward creating a safe operating space for humanity on Earth, regardless of race, religion or political beliefs.

Through Curricular and Co-Curricular Activities, Campus and Course Conversations:
– Is easy to implement and is interesting for students
– Improves student engagement in getting to know each other across cultural and political divides, helping to reduce polarization and build understanding within our society
– Provides real world applications and critical thinking opportunities
– Improves students’ communication and civil discourse skills, helping them become better change agents
– Increases Civic Engagement and appreciation for democracy while reducing apathy


Food Tank’s Fall Reading List

Food Tank has put together a list of 20 current and influential books written by world experts on food justice and sustainable eating practices. Use their lineup to develop your own classroom reading list on innovative and creative food practices leading toward a sustainable global food system.


Promoting Technology Innovation for Clean and Safe Water

This updated version of the EPA’s Office of Water report makes the business case for water technology innovation and includes links and resources to assess water vulnerability. The Innovation Highlights sections link to best practices in greening water infastructure, tools for resillency, and other areas of growth in the sustainable water sector.


Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis

The mission of this institute is to ensure access to healthy food and to promote the vitality of agriculture. They do this through integrative research, education, communication and early action on big, emerging issues.


Inter-institutional Network for Food, Agriculture and Sustainability

A national network of scholars committed to the development and support of food and agricultural systems that sustain the health of people, society, and the natural environment.


Free E-Book: Permaculture Designs and Fundamentals

Download this free e-book from the from the Regenerative Leadership Institute on sustainable living and permaculture design.


Agriculture and Food System Development Online

Agriculture and Food System Development Online is a companion website to the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. It is a large repository of food and farming-based community development tools and resources for agriculture and food system development practitioners, educators, applied researchers, and students.


Agriculture of the Middle

Agriculture of the Middle has produced three sets of curricular resources on value-based food supply chains for university-level business and economics courses. Course instructors can use these curricular resources to explain the differences between mainstream and value-based food supply chains. Case studies provide a foundation for analysis and discussion of concepts such as sustainable supply chain management and new generation cooperatives.


EPA: Watershed Academy

Local watershed organizations, municipal leaders, and others are invited to sign up for these free, on-line webcast training sessions. These webcasts on can be used in the creation of curricula and archives are available in multiple categories.


Farm Bill 101: For Educators

The U.S. Farm Bill has impacts on agriculture, on people,  and on the health of essential ecosystems in the U.S. and around the world.  This citizen’s oriented site can be used to broach this subject in classes from the perspective of teaching civic engagement around agricultural policy.


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