The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is looking for mentors to serve for one year. If your institution is an AASHE member, please consider applying to be either a mentor or mentee. Let’s get a pool of librarians (and library school students! ) in this program. Mentors provide mentees with general guidance and support, and, if desired, advice in implementing a specific project. Mentors and mentees connect approximately once a month over the course of a year through virtual meetings, phone calls or in-person at our annual conference & expo. At the conclusion of the one-year term, mentees are expected to share a case study or other materials resulting from the project through the Campus Sustainability Hub. More info on the program can be found here: http://bit.ly/2ujL2MK
Creating a hub for resilient and sustainable community culture is a short column in American Libraries, providing advice for how and why public libraries can be and should be a place for resource, support and opportunities for their communities including examples such as seed libraries, co-working spaces in libraries, and community commons.
What: This is a conference on Applying Psychological & Psycho-Social-Spiritual Models to Build Human Resilience for Climate Shocks & Stressors
When: Wed/Thurs Nov 15-16 2017
Where: University Place Conference Center, Portland State University (Oregon)
More Info: http://www.theresourceinnovationgroup.org/pnw-2017-conference/
Cost: Full Rate $375 | ITRC Member Rate $285 | Early-Bird Discount Rate (ends Sept.15) $295
Recommended by ALA SustainRT folks, this Travel Calculator can be used estimating your carbon emissions http://www.nativeenergy.com/travel.html Transportation comprises nearly 30% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, so estimating how much you drive or fly can help you see your impact and maybe reconsider alternatives. You can buy carbon offsets for the traveling you do. Perhaps some places of work would offer buying carbon offsets for you if you have to travel?
Side note: this site also has a household offsets calculator as well!
Librarian Gary Shaffer (who’s book Creating the Sustainable Public Library: The Triple Bottom Line Approach, will be published in early 2018) wrote this short column for American Libraries magazine. Triple bottom line sustainability is a framework that looks holistically at environmental, economic and social aspects. He shares a few ideas on how libraries can lead the way for their communities and ensure they themselves thrive well into the future.
IFLA conference is coming soon! The Environment, Sustainability and Libraries (ENSULIB) a special interest group under IFLA. They will be hosting a two-day satellite meeting to be held in Berlin, Germany August 16-17, 2017. Space is limited so please register soon.
Theme: “Collaborative Strategies for Successful Green Libraries: Buildings, Management, Programs and Services”
The program, hotel information, and registration is all on the conference website.
Speakers are coming from Brazil, Cameroon, Finland, Germany, Kenya, Spain, Uganda, and USA.
The winner of the IFLA Green Library Award 2017 will also be presented.