Interested in leading productive conversations on climate change and other challenging topics at your library? Experience a deliberative forum firsthand. Join ALA and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) on Monday, December 11, for a virtual dialogue and deliberation session using the National Issues Forums Institute’s (NIFI) Common Ground for Action online forum.
In this session, attendees will experience a deliberative forum by examining the advantages and disadvantages of different options for addressing climate change, weighing these against the things they hold deeply valuable. Using NIFI’s “Climate Choices: How should we meet the challenges of a warming planet?” issue guide, participants will engage in meaningful, productive dialogues about issues that affect the environment and their communities. If you’ve never participated in a CGA forum, please watch the “How To Participate” video before joining https://vimeo.com/99290801
Date: Monday, December 11, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm (EST)/1:00 pm (CST)/11:00 am (PST)
Register now: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=fqzklccab&oeidk=a07eevudxmu50831ed0
Join us this week for the free SustainRT fall webinar: Nine Reasons for Hope in a World Out of Whack (Thurs. Nov. 9 12:15-12:45pm EST).
Our speaker is Ellen Moyer, author of the book Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves: How to Thrive While Creating a Sustainable World
Dr. Moyer, a registered professional engineer and a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional, helps government agencies and Fortune 500 companies clean up hazardous waste sites, prevent environmental damage, analyze impacts, and provide educational outreach. She will talk about reasons for hope that we can solve dire environmental problems such as climate change facing our world and successfully upgrade to a high-tech and high-nature way of life that will sustain us and our fellow species far into the future. Dr. Moyer will share concrete actions we can take to help ourselves, our local communities and our world – including the one most important action for getting started. Attend the webinar on November 9 to find out more.
RSVP HERE for this inspiring and practical session!
Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development has a new online certificate program on education for sustainable development in collaboration with the UN Mandated University for Peace.
This Online Certificate Diploma is designed to provide participants with the understanding, knowledge, and skills to integrate Education for Sustainable Development and Education for Global Citizenship into classrooms, schools, and curricula with depth and creativity. It contributes to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, with a specific focus on SDG 4, target SDG 4.7 . The Certificate Program has a duration of five months and consists of four courses plus five seminars. Each course consists of five sessions (one per week) with a minimum hourly load per participant about 124 hours, which involves 4 hours per week to read and see all the materials per session, plus the time for the seminars, and the preparation and implementation of a final project (individually or in group). Find out more here!
The Green Library Checklist was originally part of the book The Green Library = Die grüne Bibliothek. The challenge of environmental sustainability / ed. on behalf of IFLA by Petra Hauke, Karen Latimer and Klaus Ulrich Werner. München/Boston: De Gruyter Saur, 2013. VIII, 433 pp., Ill. (IFLA Publications, 161) ISBN 978-3-11-030972-0 Available with Open Access at https://www.ibi.hu-berlin.de/de/studium/studprojekte/buchidee/bi12
This Green Library checklist is now available in all official IFLA languages!
Deutsch/English (original) — Arabic — Chinese — French — Russian — Spanish —– Catalan — –Croatian —Finnish — Hindi — Hungarian — Italian — Norwegian — Polish — Romanian — Serbian — Swahili — Swedish — Thai — Turkish — Usbek
Opportunity to present!
I saw this call from a colleague Lindsay Marlow, who has attend this conference for several years and speaks very highly of it! The call for proposals for the 2018 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (in NOLA May 29-June 3)is due Dec 1, 2017: https://ncore.ou.edu/en/ncore-2018/programming/callforpresentations/ She notes the Suggested Areas of Emphasis for Proposals and under the Race, Ethnicity, Sovereignty, Transnationalism, Power, or Intersectional Identity themes that might lend themselves to fall under the Sustainability area.
- Reflections in Activism and Organizing: Self-work, Self-Care and how we show up and remain standing (Mindfulness work)
- Identity Development, Self-Work, and Self-Care, How we show up (Mindfulness)
- Identity Development, Intergroup Dialogue, Facilitation, Perspective Taking and Empathy (Climate Conversations)
- The Environment: Sustainability and Environmental Justice (SUST-RT work, our individual work, as well as potential to collaborate on a panel with libs from other ODLOS round tables or affiliates)
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (For the Science/Sustainability Libs amongst us)