Free SustainRT webinar 2/26/19

The Online Education Committee of ALA’s Sustainability Round Table: Libraries Fostering Resilience Communities presents…

Libraries Building Climate Disruption Resilience: For Ourselves, and Our Patrons

Tuesday February 26, 2019 3:00-4:00pm eastern

Zoom link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/279294541

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Meeting ID: 279 294 541

Presentation by Bob Doppelt, author of Transformational Resilience: How Building Human Resilience to Climate Disruption Can Safeguard Society and Increase Wellbeing
Followed by Q& A, discussion, sharing ideas for resources, services and programming

Part I: Bob Doppelt will orient us beyond emission reductions, physical infrastructure and natural resources. Instead, this webinar will focus on how individuals and groups can build capacity to cope with and use the adversities generated by climate change as catalysts to learn, grow and flourish. Librarians, along with mental health, public health, emergency response, education, and faith leaders can offer resources, services and programming that emphasize building preventative personal and psychosocial resilience skills.

Toxic stresses generated by climate disruption damage the psychological, emotional, and social wellbeing of individuals, organizations, communities and whole societies. This webinar will offer methods and skills that build capacity and use the traumas of climate change as catalysts to find new meaning, direction, and hope in life. For ourselves, and our patrons.

Part II: What specific roles can libraries play in creating a safety net for our communities — before, during, and after climate disruption events? We will share ideas for resilience-building resources, services and programming.

Related events:

  • SustainRT Online Education Committee will offer a virtual mindfulness experience/conversation as a followup to this webinar – Date and time TBA
  • ALA Annual Preconference (free) – June 21, 2019 (1pm-4/5pm – TBA)
    Climate Change Conversations in Libraries: Stabilizing Ourselves and Our Patron

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Meeting ID: 279 294 541

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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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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.