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!
If you missed the webinar yesterday – Beyond Doom and Gloom: Include Solutions to Climate Change by the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) it was wonderful, but it was recorded and please watch it when you have time.
Description – Are you or your students worried about climate change impacts? Are you connecting your students to ways to be involved in solutions? This webinar focuses on expert materials to engage students in current and future policy solutions that can be used in any course and in any discipline. Watch this webinar to see how you can be part of reducing doom and gloom and share opportunities for progress.
Upcoming online webinar 10/28/14 1pm eastern time zone. Directed toward Illinois librarians but seems open to all. And Laura Barnes is a wealth of knowledge on the topic! Sign up here.
Do you want to incorporate environmental sustainability into your library operations and your organization but don’t know how to begin? Join Laura Barnes to learn how to develop a sustainability plan and sell it to your colleagues. We will also discuss employee engagement strategies and some library-specific things you can do to minimize your environmental footprint.
Laura Barnes is the Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) and the Sustainability Information Curator at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, a unit of the University of Illinois’ Prairie Research Institute. She is a degreed librarian who specializes in locating and sharing environmental information and developing finding aids for working engineers and scientists. She also teaches workshops to help businesses and organizations become more environmentally friendly and authors the Environmental News Bits blog, in addition to directing GLRPPR’s regional programs. Links to information resources she has developed are available.
Valeria Colston is offering another fabulous online workshop “Tweens and Teens Go Green! Art Programming Ideas Online Workshop.” Attending will help you “build a portfolio of ideas for creating innovative green art projects and programming.” Many Tweens and Teens are already green and have an appreciation and sensitivity to going green. This workshops will give you an opportunity to offer and share some fun and educational art projects and programming
Details: 4 weeks/12 hour, online, with illustrated lecture, discussion board topics, and class assignments
Cost: $59.00 (Library Invoices accepted)
Deadline: Sign up by November 1, 2013.
Instructor: Valerie Colston, M.A., author and art professor with many years of experience developing and teaching art programs in libraries in San Diego, California and author of Teens Go Green! Tips, Techniques, Tools, and Themes for Young Adult Programming Libraries Unlimited Dec. 2012 and 200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills