JSTOR Sustainability Resource

JSTOR Sustainability is a new online resource that brings together journals, policy research and books on the topic of environmental sustainability and resilience – topics from agricultural economics to green energy, and from climatology to sustainable business practices.  It was built in collaboration with think tanks, publishers, universities and researchers including American Meteorological Society, the International Association for Energy Economics, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Centre for European Policy Studies. (read more here)

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Sustainability Hub Resources

Routledge offers a sustainability hub or website of resources both for purchase and for free. It includes resources by topic (some free case studies, videos, blog posts and more) but I liked their sustainability community section, which has lots of resource by vetted authors – Click on Hub Contributors (many of which I assume wrote books published by Routledge)  –  on such topics as sustainable event planning, conducting a waste audit, footprint calculator, policy writing, etc.  They have a blog as well, much of which highlights their recent publications but also includes Q&As with authors or interviews with editors.

Contribute to the NEW SustainRT Blog!

SustainabilityRoundTableMembers of SustainRT are invited to contribute suggestions or content for the SustainRT blog by emailing SustainRTblog at gmail.com.  Blog post submissions should be 500-1000 words in length and should be on a topic related to sustainability in libraries.  Please include a short biography (100-250 words), including your credentials, if you are submitting content for the blog.

Submitting a suggestion, or content, does not guarantee publication. SustainRT reserves the right to review submissions to determine if they are appropriate for publication on the blog. Please send blog submissions to sustainrtblog@gmail.com

Survey for seed lending libraries!

From a library listserv, well worth passing on… if you are a seed lending library, please fill out Emily’s survey!

My name is Emily Roberson, and I am an undergraduate student at the University of South Dakota.  For my senior thesis, I am working on a project involving seed libraries! My project is entitled “Do Seed Libraries Help Provide Healthy Food for Low-Income Americans?,” and I need a little bit of your help to complete part of it.  I have set up a survey for people who run seed libraries in the United States.  It has 41 questions and should take no longer than 20 minutes.  Additionally, every seed library that completes the survey will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 Seed Savers gift card! Please follow the link to take the survey through Google Forms: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wU3EcjVe3wacUSJyu1_a0odsdq59YrKJJN3biaItcXM/viewform?usp=send_form   I appreciate the time you put in to help my project! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at Emily.Roberson (at) coyotes.usd.edu.  Some questions, especially concerning confidentiality, might be answered on the first page of the survey where I have provided more detailed information.

Climate Voices: Webinar on Future of Global Climate Policy TOMORROW

Climate Voices is hosting this webinar:
February 4, 2015, 12:00–1:00 p.m. EST (more events here)

Dr. Rachel Cleetus, the lead climate economist at the Union of Concerned Scientists will lead this webinar, focused on where the world left off in the recent global climate talks in Lima, Peru. She will offer viewpoints on the United States climate and energy policy landscape, opportunities and challenges ahead, and rethinking how we cope with the growing risks and costs of climate change. Dr. Cleetus will speak about policy in the United States at the regional, state, and national levels, including EPA standards, carbon pricing, clean energy policies, and policies that help build resilience to the impacts of climate change, and how we can prepare for the upcoming climate talks in Paris.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3981449614551465730/

 

More about Climate Voices…

Their goal to engage in non-partisan conversations about the research findings of the majority of climate scientists to citizens across the United States and Puerto Rico. By connecting with neighbors and community organizations they aim to  initiate discussions about the local effects of a changing climate and possible ways to address impacts. They have a great MAP to help you find a local speaker. Be sure to check their RESOURCES tab for some useful talking points, reports, guides, videos and more!

SustainRT Sustainability Database!

SustainabilityRoundTableThe Sustainability Round Table of ALA is collecting information on books, articles, websites, blogs, social groups, and projects that fall under the umbrella of Sustainable Libraries. Please use this form to suggest resources or projects that will become part of our SustainRT Sustainability Database.

Fill out the form here: http://goo.gl/forms/JMP8ua7GT6

Please contact Eileen Harrington (eharring@umd.edu) for more information.

JSTOR Global Plants + a JSTORY video!

Check out this video from JSTOR or in other words a JSTORY! Jeanine Vélez Gavilán discusses her career in botany, her passion for endangered plants, and how climate change challenges botanists today. This story is also to help promote their Global Plants Initiative —  an international undertaking by leading herbaria to digitize and make available plant type specimens and other holdings used by botanists and others working in botany and other fields every day with partners from 300 institutions,  70 countries (read more). JSTOR provides the production, platform, technical, and promotional support to the participating Global Plants Initiative partners. You can search and view details on the collection but to view the images  you must be a subscribing institution.