» College - Graduate Level

The Ethanol Fact Book

Library Holdings. Over 100 references and numerous brief issue overviews are available in the Ethanol Fact Book to answer your questions about environmental impacts, performance, energy security, legislative history and benefits. Read More

Teaching Organic Farming & Gardening

Over the past 35 years, instructors at the University of California, Santa Cruz have taught organic farming and gardening skills to more than a thousand apprentices through the UCSC Farm & Garden Apprenticeship program. Read More

Teaching Direct Marketing and Small Farm Viability

For farmers, growing crops is just one step in running a successful farm—making the farm or market garden economically viable requires another suite of skills, including finding land, planning what crops to grow, marketing the crops, and managing income and expenses. Read More

Exploring Sustainability in Agriculture

This course introduces the topic of natural resource sustainability in agriculture. The course is designed for use both in the classroom and on college farms, and integrates the study of theoretical aspects of agricultural sustainability with both field-based laboratory exercises and hands-on learning of sustainable agriculture practices. Read More

Resources for Teaching Sustainable Agriculture Skills and Concepts

Through its Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture, the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems has been a leader in developing experiential sustainable agriculture education for over 37 years. The Center�s education and training resources integrate the study of theoretical aspects of agricultural sustainability with field-based, participatory learning of sustainable agriculture practices. Read More

The Discovery of Global Warming

Library Holdings. A hypertext history of how scientists came to (partly) understand what people are doing to change the Earth’s climate. The site supplements the book “The Discovery of Global Warming” by Spencer Weart. Read More

Bad Bug Book: Cryptosporidium Parvum

Library Holdings. This U.S. Food and Drug Administration site includes a listing of information regarding this protozoan parasite. A link to their Bacteriological Analytical Manual is provided. Read More

Natural Capitalism: Creating the next industrial revolution

Library Holdings. This site provides information on natural capitalism, including a summary of the book Natural Capitalism by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, and Hunter Lovins; a free, downloadable copy of the book; articles; and interviews. Read More

EarthTrends: Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT)

The Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) is an information and analysis tool on global climate change developed by the World Resources Institute. CAIT provides a comprehensive and comparable database of greenhouse gas emissions data (including all major sources and sinks) and other climate-relevant indicators. CAIT can be used to analyze a wide range of climate-related data questions and to help support future policy decisions made under the Climate Convention and in other fora. Requires registration. Read More

EarthTrends: The Environmental Information Portal

EarthTrends provides information on coastal, marine, and freshwater ecosystems, water resources, climate atmosphere, population, health and human well-being, economics, business and the environment, energy resources, biodiversity, protecterd areas, agriculture and sustainable growth. Read More

Mission

EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC

EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

Contact ATEEC 563.441.4087 or by email ateec@eicc.edu