Librarians at AASHE Conference?

If you are going to be at the 2016 AASHE conference this October 9-12 (FYI registration ends 9/22!) in Baltimore, two librarians active in SustainRT will be there and are hosting two eve

Mon, 10/10

Poster Session from 4 – 5:15 PM: Team Up With Your Campus Library for Sustainability Education and Outreach

Includes: Examples of how libraries have been active partners and leaders in campus sustainability initiatives.

Location: Baltimore Convention Center, Hall C

 

Tue, 10/11

Networking Meeting from 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM: Beyond the Library: Librarians Team up With Campus Partners for Sustainability Education and Outreach

Includes:  A wonderful opportunity to share your sustainability work and/or to gain ideas of how to be sustainable within your own campus community! (Feel free to bring your lunch.)

Location: Baltimore Convention Center, 303

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FREE Webinar on Green Spaces & Health

Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH)  is a network of scientists, community members, educators, healthcare providers, public health officials, and policymakers who share the goal of increasing the impact of environmental public health research at the local, regional, and national level. They offer webinar to their partners but anyone is welcome to join in. the next one sounds like it could be useful to librarians!

Title: Green Spaces and Health

Date: September 26, 2016, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT
Registration (required):
https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec06512aafa9e6fd4d03360ab9909d167

Description
There is growing evidence that green spaces such as parks, greenways, and gardens around homes, schools, and workplaces have mental and physical health benefits. These green spaces provide a peaceful place to play, relax, study, or exercise, as well as a social gathering place for friends and community; they also can contribute to improved air quality and reduction of harmful greenhouse gases. Recent studies have shown that higher levels of green vegetation are associated with decreased mortality and that neighborhood greenery decreases aggressive behavior in adolescents. This webinar features discussion about this latest research and what it means for environmental public health.

Speakers

Jill Johnston, Ph.D.
University of Southern California

Francine Laden, Sc.D.
Harvard University

Recording Available – Planting the Seeds: Libraries and Librarians as Change Agents for Sustainability within Their Communities

You can now hear the 30-minute recording of SustainRT‘s 9/15/16 webinar…

Planting the Seeds: Libraries and Librarians as Change Agents for Sustainability within Their Communities

This was a recap from our panel presentation at ALA 2016. Speakers included:

  • Jodi Shaw, children’s librarian, Brooklyn Public Library
  • Madeleine Charney, sustainability studies librarian, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Mary Beth Lock, director of Access Services, Wake Forest University
  • Ray Pun, first year student success librarian, California State University, FresnoPast webinar recordings are available here:
    http://www.ala.org/sustainrt/events-0

4th Graders get FREE National Park Passes

School librarians, public librarians, teachers or parents of 4th graders:  did you know that you can get a FREE national parks pass?  It’s FREE  for current 4th grade students (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of agscreen-shot-2016-09-09-at-9-14-22-ame) with a valid Paper Voucher from the Every Kid in a Park web site.  Get yours and libraries promote this great opportunity!

what a fun way to get outside and appreciate our earth!