FREE WEBINAR: Community Conversations Across Neighborhoods: Dialogue-Driven Programming

Libraries have the potential to inspire local dialogue on timely issues across communities, positioning library staff as trusted facilitators. Join us for this free one-hour webinar to hear how New York Public Library created a conversation series on important issues in the diverse communities they serve, on Wednesday, 12/5/2018 1:00 PM (Eastern)

In February 2017, the New York Public Library (NYPL) launched a Community Conversations pilot with the goal of further establishing branch libraries as key civic convening centers, providing space, information and quality discussion for communities to better understand and problem-solve around local issues.

Aligning with the ALA Public Programs Office’s Libraries Transforming Communities initiative, NYPL’s Adult Programming and Outreach Services (ORS) Office developed an original 11-month training program with staff from 16 branch libraries that resulted in a series of unique, community-led programs.

Program boundaries were kept flexible enough for branch staff to be able to design programs with their own diverse neighborhood communities in mind. Branches experimented with a variety of tactics to ensure community focus, including community issue voting boards, a public planning committee, community-mapping and final program sessions that invited attendees to discuss next steps.

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webinar: Nonpartisan Engagement and the November Elections 

This Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education webinar is organized in collaboration with the Higher Education Associations’ Sustainability Consortium and will help increase college student participation in the November elections. More information and register.

Nonpartisan Engagement and the November Elections 

August 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm ET

free AASHE webinars in June

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) online events are usually held on Wednesdays, starting at 3:00 p.m. ET and are free for everyone. Video recordings and presentation materials are available for AASHE members in the webinar archive at any time. Check the 2018 calendar and signup now for a webinar of interest!

 

The Decolonization of Curriculum for a Sustainable Future

June 6  3:00 – 4:00 pm ET

This webinar introduces ways to include other cultural perspectives in course content in support of a more inclusive and sustainable future.

 

Making your Campus a Bee Campus USA Affiliate

June 20  3:00 – 4:30 pm ET

If you want to make your campus more PC (pollinator conscious), the Bee Campus USA webinar will explain how to join the national movement.

 

The Nitrogen Footprint Tool for Universities

June 27  3:00 – 4:30 pm ET

This webinar will present the campus nitrogen footprint model and discuss the process of calculating a campus nitrogen footprint in the new SIMAP tool.

 

In addition to webinars, there are still spots for the following workshops. Anyone is welcome to attend. Check them out and register for one today!

 

Sustainability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshop
June 20 – June 22, North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park, MN – Registration deadline June 8!
This workshop is for faculty, students, administrators and staff of all disciplines, as well as community organizers and city officials and planners, who wish to interconnect and integrate sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion into their campus, curriculum and departments. For more information and to register please visit: http://www.aashe.org/calendar/diversity-equity-inclusion-workshop-2018/

 

Leading Deep Change in Higher Education Workshop
July 19 – July 20, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada – Registration deadline June 15!
This leadership development program is designed to enable practitioners to generate deep organizational change and establish sustainability as a strategic priority.

For more information and to register please visit: http://www.aashe.org/calendar/refocus-workshop-2018/

Free Webinar: “Climate Choices” Common Ground for Action Forum for ALA

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

 

 

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. 

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!