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- Apollo Alliance—http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/apollo. This organization is working with cities across the United States to develop a more sustainable future. The alliance involves labor, environmental, and community groups in an effort to build a clean energy revolution.
- Community Food Enterprise—http://www.communityfoodenterprise.org. This is an excellent source for examining innovative community food enterprises. The website is supported by the Wallace Center of Winrock International.
- Community Renewable Energy (Ltd) (CORE)—http://corecoop.net. This organization is a social enterprise that focuses on helping communities develop systems that provide more sustainable energy futures.
- Detroit Black Community Food Security network—http://detroitblackfoodsecurity.org. This organization’s mission is to build self-reliance, food security, and food justice in Detroit’s Black community by influencing public policy, engaging in urban agriculture, promoting healthy eating, encouraging cooperative buying, and directing youth toward careers in food-related fields.
- Food Access Research Atlas (Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture)—http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-access-research-atlas.aspx#.U5XyHBa4n8s. This interesting website provides data (at the census tract level) on food access in most localities throughout the United States.
- Food Environment Atlas—http://maps.ers.usda.gov/FoodAtlas/foodenv5.aspx. This website provides a spatial view of a community’s ability to access healthy food and its success in doing so.
- Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture—http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/research/marketing_ files/food/food.htm. The Leopold Center is a key resource for sustainable agriculture and food system research.
- Local Energy—http://www.localenergy.org. This nonprofit organization has numerous programs that help communities develop local, renewable energy sources. The website contains resources for local communities interested in these topics.
- Slow Food USA—http://www.slowfoodusa.org. This website provides information on several programs that connect the food system to local communities and the environment. It includes information on food policy, sustainability, and various local food systems.
- State and Local Energy Efficiency Programs—http://www.business.gov/expand/green-business/energy-efficiency/state-local. This website includes a directory of various local, state, and regional programs to help businesses, consumers, and communities become more energy efficient.
- USDA Official Farmers Market Directory—http://www.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets/map.htm. The USDA website provides basic information on farmers markets, as well as a directory of the more than 4,800 farmers markets in the United States.