Webinar: Climate Science, Impacts, and Policy Today

November is a big month for climate science.
Upcoming Webinar
Climate Science, Impacts, and Policy Today:
Climate Change Conference in Bonn – COP 23
Thursday, November 30, 2017
1:15 – 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time
 This webinar discussion will be about the recent release of the Fourth National Climate Assessment and the outcomes from the international climate meetings in Bonn – UNFCCC COP 23.    National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) Executive Director Michelle Wyman will facilitate the discussion between NCSE Senior Fellow Kathy Jacobs and Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist, as they review the high points of the report and the draft of the second volume. Thereafter, Second Nature President Tim Carter will share a first-hand summary of the events and outcomes during the UNFCCC COP 23 meetings held in Bonn, Germany. 
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FREE SustainRT webinar 11/9: Nine Reasons for Hope in a World Out of Whack 

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!

Webinar – Law Librarians as Change Agents: Implementing Sustainability

WEBINAR:  AUGUST 24, 11am central time

Cost:  Free for AALL members; Non-AALL Members – $60
site registration is available $125 for members, $150 non-members

Description: Law librarians have an opportunity to become organizational leaders in sustainability and justice. There is an opportunity to catalyze action to improve communities. Using AALL’s recent sustainability resolution as a guide, librarians will learn how to be change agents by increasing organizational management’s commitment to sustainability, health and wellness. Participants will learn effective strategies to integrate sustainability into an organization and how to leverage their research, communication, and project planning skills to facilitate an action plan. Hear from a sustainability expert and successful sustainability achievements within a law firm.

  • strategies and techniques to increase organizational commitment to sustainability actions
  • best practices for instituting sustainability initiatives
  • how to apply key principles of planning and action and build a sustainability template

SPEAKER: Deby Stabler
Project Azul VerdeDeby is a management consultant with over 10 years of experience specializing in sustainability analysis, reporting, and strategy. Deby started her company, Project Azul Verde, to deliver sustainability consulting to clients of all needs, sizes, and funding levels by bringing efficient and accessible sustainability solutions to nonprofits, small business, public and private organizations. Her professional experience includes eco-certification development, carbon footprint/GHG accounting, GRI materiality assessments, CSR reporting, Environmental Management Systems, and sustainability strategy for Fortune 500, tourism, retail, municipal and nonprofit organizations.

MODERATOR/SPEAKER: David Selden , Library Director, National Indian Law Library/Native American Rights Fund

David is the National Indian Law Library/Native American Rights Fund Library Director and chair of AALL SR-SIS Committee on Environmental Sustainability. David has been a presenter at AALL and SLA annual meetings. He recently presented on sustainability for the American Library Association.  David is also chair of his non-profit law firm’s Green Office Committee and has been successful in launching and leading sustainability initiatives at his firm. David was able to initiate a commitment to sustainability at the Native American Rights Fund/National Indian Law Library.

3 Upcoming Free Climate Strategy webinars!

How Can We Realize the Paris Climate Protection Targets in the Trump Era? 
Climate Insurgency. Public Trust. Just Transition.   Deepen the effectiveness of our groups and movements with ideas, experience and organizing strategy featured in the new book, Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual presented by the author and Labor Network for Sustainability co-founder, Jeremy Brecher.  With guest presenters:  Julia Olsen, Executive Director, Chief Legal Counsel, Our Children’s Trust & Richard Lipsit, President, Western New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CI

1) Climate Insurgency: Monday June 265:30-6:30pm Pacific/8:30-9:30 Eastern 

An intro to Climate Insurgency strategy, weaving together many strands of climate organizing–mass nonviolent direct action, freezing fossil fuel infrastructure, public trust, and just transition–into a global strategic framework.

2) Public Trust: Wednesday July 55:30-6:30pm Pacific/ 8:30-9:30 Eastern 

How can we “flip the script” in our nonviolent direct actions, making it clear that the fossil fuel industry and the government that does their bidding are unlawful, and that we are upholding the constitution and the public trust? Use of the Public Trust Doctrine for climate protection has been pioneered by young people represented by Our Children’s Trust. With Julia Olsen, Executive Director, Chief Legal Counsel, Our Children’s Trust

3) Just Transition: Monday July 105:30-6:30pm Pacific/ 8:30-9:30 Eastern 

How can we organize to avoid letting our opponents pit jobs, workers, and unions against climate, water and community protection? How can we build “just transition” that includes a better future for workers who produce and use fossil fuels, construction workers who build fossil fuel infrastructure, and communities that depend on them? With Richard Lipsit, President. Western New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

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! 

Recording of STARS & Beyond Webinar by Brunvand

If you missed the March 9th SustainRTwebinar with Amy Brunvand presenting on  “STARS and Beyond:  Adventures of an embedded Librarian in the Campus Sustainability Office,” be sure to watch the  RECORDING and check out the follow up Q&A document!


Mark your calendar and register for the next webinar on Thursday, June 8, 2017, 12:15-12:45pm (eastern) with Bob Doppelt  –  Transformational Resilience: How Building Human Resilience to Climate Disruption Can Safeguard Society and Increase Wellbeing

If you missed the climate change webinar yesterday….

webinar Beyond DoomIf 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.

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