ENSULIB hosts satellite meeting in Berlin in August – register now

IFLA conference is coming soon! The Environment, Sustainability and Libraries (ENSULIB) a special interest group under IFLAThey will be hosting a two-day satellite meeting to be held in Berlin, Germany August 16-17, 2017.  Space is limited so please register  soon.

Theme: “Collaborative Strategies for Successful Green Libraries: Buildings, Management, Programs and Services”

Where: Philological Library, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany

The program, hotel information, and registration is all on the conference website.
Speakers are coming from Brazil, Cameroon, Finland, Germany, Kenya, Spain, Uganda, and USA.

The winner of the IFLA Green Library Award 2017 will also be presented.

Free webinar 6/9 Transformational Resilience

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.

REGISTER NOW! 

Live in the NYC area? you should attend this event!

From a SustianRT email post:
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, 201710:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT

Librarians March in Solidarity

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/ 

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

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.

OUR MISSION

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.