Coordinator elect of SustainRT Amy Brunvand wrote a great summary on the SustainRT blog, you can view the twitter feed #LAAC17 and you can watch the recordings on FB. All my long notes can also be browsed here. A photo from the very cool Interference Archives we visited saturday night:
The Sustainability Round Table is hosting on Thursday, June 8, 2017, 12:15-12:45pm (eastern) speaker Bob Doppelt who will talk about the topic of Transformational Resilience: How Building Human Resilience to Climate Disruption Can Safeguard Society and Increase Well-being (he also wrote a book) Doppelt is Executive Director of The Resource Innovation Group (TRIG), a non-partisan social science-based sustainability and global climate change education, research and technical assistance organization affiliated with the Center for Sustainable Communities at Willamette University, where he is also a Senior Fellow.
Most of us think about climate change. We may even have a nagging worry about it in the back of our mind. But how often do we actually verbalize our feelings about it in a meaningful way with other human beings?Due to the sheer scope and seemingly impossible global challenges climate change poses, most of us would rather pretend it doesn’t exist, let alone have a meaningful conversation about it. But climate change is a reality our generation and the next will live with, whether we want to or not.
As hubs of our communities, libraries and library workers are in the unique position of being able to act as advocates to help our patrons with the process of acknowledging and accepting the very real effects of climate change, and aid them in developing the skills necessary to live and cope with the current and future realities of a climate change(d) world.In this workshop, Madeleine Charney (UMass, Amherst Library) and Jodi Shaw (Brooklyn Public Library) will lay out a simple framework library workers can use to get people to start people talking about a topic that most of us would rather not think about.This workshop takes place at METRO in NYC and is open to all LIS students and library workers.Mon, April 24, 2017 – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
Hopefully you are a member of the Sustainability Round Table and if so, make sure you VOTE!
Check out the slate of candidates and SustainRT Blog post for the two nominees for Coordinator-elect: Uta Hussong-Christian and Amy Brunvand. Also running for Member at Large (profiles to be included on the blog soon): Susan Conlon, Princeton Public Library & Carol Sevin, Kansas State University
Are you going to DC or one of the many locations around the globe this weekend? Environmental justice is justice for all and it’s listed as one of the unifying principles: https://www.womensmarch.com/principles/
We believe that every person and every community in our nation has the right to clean water, clean air, and access to and enjoyment of public lands. We believe that our environment and our climate must be protected, and that our land and natural resources cannot be exploited for corporate gain or greed – especially at the risk of public safety and health.
The official Mission and Vision for the weekend’s March:
We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us – immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault – and our communities are hurting and scared. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.
In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.
We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.
HEAR OUR VOICE.
A blog post by the Issues and Advocacy RoundTable of the Society of American Archivists discuses what can archivist do regarding concerns about federal and environmental data with a ProjectARCC leader sharing some news and updates and ideas: “In the past few weeks, institutions such as the University of Toronto and the Penn Environmental Humanities Lab began to organize hackathons in order to seed the End of Term Web Archive project with climate and environmental webpages, and determine ways to effectively copy large data sets.” The PR has grown (climatologist Eric Holthaus has been tweeting and the Washington Post and Vice wrote stories about it)
What can you do/learn more:
- Read more here about whats happening/whats in place/why are we concerned: https://issuesandadvocacy.wordpress.com/2016/12/14/what-can-archivists-do-about-climate-and-environmental-data/
- Visit Penn’s #DataRefuge website, which went live December 13, to learn more about efforts as they evolve.
- Nominate urls for inclusion in the End of Term Presidential Harvest 2016
- Connect the organizers with individuals within government archives and libraries who may have special access to hard-to-get datasets.
- To volunteer, complete the #DataRefuge help form
- Read more/more tips here: http://www2.archivists.org/advocacy/climate-data-harvest-project
Join in the conversation at the World Symposium on Sustainability Science: Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals– in Manchester, UK, 5th-7th April 2017 by submitting your abstract by October 15th (deadline has been extended – even though the website doesn’t indicate that). Accepted papers will be published in the publication “Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research”
The United Nations are celebrating this week the first anniversary of the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, which set-up the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined in “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” — a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity, which seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom and shows the need for an integrated handling of the three main dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental.