Climate Change World Cafe training (Boston metro area workshop, 5/30/19)

Thursday, May 30, 2019 – 10 AM- 12 Noon
Hosted by NOBLE 42 A Cherry Hill Drive, Danvers, MA 01923 Map
Presented by librarians: Madeleine Charney, UMass Amherst Libraries; CJ Wong, Merrimack College Library

Put Your Library on the Map* – Host a Climate Change Conversation!
Be part of the 2nd Annual Climate Prep Week (Sept. 24-30).
Massachusetts libraries are partnering with Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) to host climate change conversations in libraries across the state. The workshop will begin with background on Climate Prep Week, followed by examples of resilience-building events you can host in your library. Then we’ll move into a Climate Change World Cafe experience, as you imagine yourself hosting such an event. Other event types will also be touched upon (e.g. environmental justice workshops, maker spaces, mindfulness practices, book talks, film screenings, reflective writing, and interactive displays). There will be time to brainstorm ideas and ways to find collaborators…the possibilities are limitless! For all types of libraries: public, academic, school.

*Participating libraries will be represented on an interactive map on CREW’s website.

Sign Up Here

Doppelt’s Free Spring Webinars on Transformational Resilience for Climate Traumas and Toxic Stresses

 Free Spring Webinars on Transformational Resilience for Climate Traumas and Toxic Stresses

http://www.theresourceinnovationgroup.org/

The webinars include:

  • Introduction to Transformational Resilience for Climate Change Traumas and Toxic Stresses, Tuesday April 2 from 12 noon–1 pm Pacific Time
  • The Resilient Growth ModelTM for Building Transformational Resilience for Climate Traumas and Toxic Stresses, Tuesday, April 9, from 12 noon–1 pm Pacific Time
  • Building a Culture of Transformational Resilience Within Public, Non-Profit, and Private Organizations for Climate Traumas and Toxic Stresses, Tuesday, April 16 from 12 noon–1 pm Pacific Time
  • Building a Culture of Transformational Resilience Within Communities for Climate Traumas and Toxic Stresses, Tuesday, April 23 from 12 noon–1 pm Pacific Time

To see a description of each workshop and to register go to: http://www.theresourceinnovationgroup.org/

 

Voices of a Warming Planet: oral history interviews with leading scholars

A website on climate change, created by the Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center called the Voices of a Warming Planet, features oral history interviews with 12 leading figures from Oregon State University. The website consists of oral history interviews conducted with OSU faculty, staff and students who are engaged in climate change research from multiple scholarly vantage points, including the oceanographic and atmospheric sciences, forestry, agriculture, ethics, public health, and public policy, tracing each narrator’s path through academia while paying particular attention to their research and perspectives on global warming.

#YouthStepUp Climate Contest

downloadAn opportunity to share with any young people! do they have bold and creative ideas to fight climate change? Do they want to participate in the upcoming Global Climate Action Summit and challenge the status quo?  Tell them to apply for the #YouthStepUp Climate Contest   This contest, organized by Our Climate, invites young people from across the United States to submit their ideas for bold solutions to combat climate change via a creative project and essay. Winners will receive prizes of up to $5,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to attend the summit in San Francisco on September 12-14, 2018. The goal of the contest is to engage young people from across the U.S. in international climate discussions, and accelerate even greater levels of youth action on climate solutions.

Submissions are due August 3.

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. 

Degrowth Is Coming

In this American Libraries magazine column,  Edgardo Civallero describes the concept of “degrowth” (defined as:  equitable down-scaling of production and consumption) and how libraries can contribute to this logical response to climate change – both in modeling degrowth and in supporting the community through this change.

Civallero is active in the IFLA Indigenous Matters section and in The Progressive Librarians Guild.

 
 

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