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Sustainable Communities

Road Sign with text "Main Street". (iStock)Providing resource information and tools for rural sustainable communities.

USDA. Office of the Chief Economist.

"The mission of the Director of Sustainable Development is to advance the principles and goals of sustainable development through partnerships, collaboration, and outreach."

United States Department of Agriculture.

Helps communities and farmers conserve their soil, water, and other natural resources through partnerships by offering need-based technical and financial assistance.

North Carolina Solar Center. Interstate Renewable Energy Council. U.S. Department of Energy.

"DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency."

United States Global Change Research Program.

"Coordinates and integrates federal research on changes in the global environment and their implications for society."

American Association of Community Colleges and ecoAmerica.

"The Sustainability Education and Economic Development (SEED) Center aims to advance sustainability and green workforce development practices at community colleges by sharing innovative models and resources and building the capacity of college administrators, faculty, and staff to contribute as leaders."

Sustainable Communities Network. Smart Growth Network.

"Works to encourage development that serves the economy, community and the environment."