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/

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AASHE + Librarians

It is too late to register for the AASHE conference in October this year but IF YOU ARE GOING, make sure you connect with fellow librarians.  For example those in this banner image on the AASHE site under Workshops is a screen shot of librarians running a discussion session last AASHE!  Once the schedule it up, search for libraries or librarians and connect!

 

 

apply to be an AASHE Mentor

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

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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Librarians at AASHE Conference?

If you are going to be at the 2016 AASHE conference this October 9-12 (FYI registration ends 9/22!) in Baltimore, two librarians active in SustainRT will be there and are hosting two eve

Mon, 10/10

Poster Session from 4 – 5:15 PM: Team Up With Your Campus Library for Sustainability Education and Outreach

Includes: Examples of how libraries have been active partners and leaders in campus sustainability initiatives.

Location: Baltimore Convention Center, Hall C

 

Tue, 10/11

Networking Meeting from 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM: Beyond the Library: Librarians Team up With Campus Partners for Sustainability Education and Outreach

Includes:  A wonderful opportunity to share your sustainability work and/or to gain ideas of how to be sustainable within your own campus community! (Feel free to bring your lunch.)

Location: Baltimore Convention Center, 303

Does your campus use STARS to document its sustainability progress?

Passing on this important message from the SustainRT list for those in academic libraries, from Madeleine, Coordinator Elect, SustainRT

This is an opportunity (or an awareness exercise) !

Does your campus use STARS to document its sustainability progress?

Not sure? Then check THIS LINK and see if your institution is listed.

1) If your campus has completed the version 2.0 report (most recent), take a look at section A-10 Support for Research.

Three questions at the end focus on the library’s contributions to sustainability research/learning.

a- Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?
b- A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research and learning
c- The website URL where information about the institution’s library support for sustainability is available

What was filled out in these fields?

2) If your campus is still using version 1.2, a great opportunity awaits your library — to shine as a contributor to this forward momentum! Might you play a role in providing information for version 2.0?

Finally, this new library category is a reminder of why it’s important for library people to be involved with AASHE, the organization that oversees STARS.