The SEED Center

Resource Center


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

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USDA: Sustainability in Agriculture – Definitions and History

This section of the USDA National Agricultural Library provides definitions and history of sustainable agriculture. Explore a variety of approaches and practices, current and past, to appreciate where agriculture is going in the future.

USDA: Sustainability in Agriculture – Economic and Social Issues

This section of the USDA National Agricultural Library provides a wealth of resources that discuss the economic and social concerns and challenges in sustainable agriculture.

USDA: Sustainability in Agriculture – Education and Research

This section of the USDA National Agricultural Library provides subject guides and links related to the classroom and curricula, education, training, and employment opportunities, whole system and on-farm research techniques, research databases and collections, and information on support and funding sources.

USDA: Sustainability in Agriculture – Environmental Laws and Policies

This section of the USDA National Agricultural Library provides information on regulations, incentives and policies affecting sustainable agriculture as well as information on environmental legislation and laws on the international, Federal, state and local level.

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.

DOE EERE: Vehicle Technologies Program

This site provides information on the development of energy efficient and environmentally friendly advanced highway transportation technologies, including  publications and technical information, hybrid vehicle technology information, statistical research on energy use, economics, and trends in transportation, web sites of organizations working to advance transportation and fuel technologies, and definitions for words that may be new to people with limited background on advanced vehicle technologies. View their Resources page.  These materials could be valuable to an educator building or updating their curricula.

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.

Competencies for Weatherization and Residential Single Family Energy Auditor

The WAPTAC has published a set of core competencies designed to increase awareness and raise expectations. These competencies were compiled from the course offerings of several weatherization training centers and from the technical program standards of several states.

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