Webinar – Law Librarians as Change Agents: Implementing Sustainability

WEBINAR:  AUGUST 24, 11am central time

Cost:  Free for AALL members; Non-AALL Members – $60
site registration is available $125 for members, $150 non-members

Description: Law librarians have an opportunity to become organizational leaders in sustainability and justice. There is an opportunity to catalyze action to improve communities. Using AALL’s recent sustainability resolution as a guide, librarians will learn how to be change agents by increasing organizational management’s commitment to sustainability, health and wellness. Participants will learn effective strategies to integrate sustainability into an organization and how to leverage their research, communication, and project planning skills to facilitate an action plan. Hear from a sustainability expert and successful sustainability achievements within a law firm.

  • strategies and techniques to increase organizational commitment to sustainability actions
  • best practices for instituting sustainability initiatives
  • how to apply key principles of planning and action and build a sustainability template

SPEAKER: Deby Stabler
Project Azul VerdeDeby is a management consultant with over 10 years of experience specializing in sustainability analysis, reporting, and strategy. Deby started her company, Project Azul Verde, to deliver sustainability consulting to clients of all needs, sizes, and funding levels by bringing efficient and accessible sustainability solutions to nonprofits, small business, public and private organizations. Her professional experience includes eco-certification development, carbon footprint/GHG accounting, GRI materiality assessments, CSR reporting, Environmental Management Systems, and sustainability strategy for Fortune 500, tourism, retail, municipal and nonprofit organizations.

MODERATOR/SPEAKER: David Selden , Library Director, National Indian Law Library/Native American Rights Fund

David is the National Indian Law Library/Native American Rights Fund Library Director and chair of AALL SR-SIS Committee on Environmental Sustainability. David has been a presenter at AALL and SLA annual meetings. He recently presented on sustainability for the American Library Association.  David is also chair of his non-profit law firm’s Green Office Committee and has been successful in launching and leading sustainability initiatives at his firm. David was able to initiate a commitment to sustainability at the Native American Rights Fund/National Indian Law Library.

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Recording of STARS & Beyond Webinar by Brunvand

If you missed the March 9th SustainRTwebinar with Amy Brunvand presenting on  “STARS and Beyond:  Adventures of an embedded Librarian in the Campus Sustainability Office,” be sure to watch the  RECORDING and check out the follow up Q&A document!


Mark your calendar and register for the next webinar on Thursday, June 8, 2017, 12:15-12:45pm (eastern) with Bob Doppelt  –  Transformational Resilience: How Building Human Resilience to Climate Disruption Can Safeguard Society and Increase Wellbeing

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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FREE SustainRT Webinar March 9: Adventures of an embedded Librarian in the Campus Sustainability Office

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REGISTER NOW for the March 9th, 12:15 – 12:45 PM EST webinar when Amy Brunvand will present, “STARS and Beyond:  Adventures of an embedded Librarian in the Campus Sustainability Office.”

About the webinar: During the past year Amy Brunvand, an academic librarian at the University of Utah, has been on leave from the library in order to work out of the campus Sustainability Office.   Her main project was helping to compile a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) report ,a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance that is used for ranking by Sierra Magazine and Princeton Green Schools among others.   Along the way she gained insights into what drives campus sustainability and how academic libraries and librarians can get involved in and offer support to sustainability efforts across the whole campus organization.   [30 mins]

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Librarian Amy Brunvand waits for the bus in an air pollution filter mask that was distributed as part of a University of Utah student project to call attention to air quality problems.

 

Bio: Amy Brunvand is an academic librarian and government information specialist at the University of Utah where she has spent the past year on leave working out of the campus Sustainability Office.  Besides librarianship, she writes a monthly environmental news column for Catalyst magazine (catalystmagazine.net).  She also writes poetry, and her poems have recently appeared in Dark Mountain, Kudzu House Quarterly, saltfront, Terrain.org and the anthology “Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in our Hands.”

FREE webinar: Beyond Doom and Gloom – Include Solutions to Climate Change

Mainly academic focused but could be useful to any educator!


webinar Beyond DoomBeyond Doom and Gloom: Include Solutions to Climate Change
Wed, Mar 1, 2017 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EST

Registration link:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2860146782187308801

 

Are you or your students worried about climate change impacts and not sure how to help create significant improvements? Are you connecting your students to ways to be involved in solutions? This webinar focuses on expert curricular materials to engage students in current and future solutions that can be used in any course and in any discipline. Join us to see how you can be part of reducing doom and gloom and share opportunities for progress.

Brought to you by DANS (Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability) and HEASC (Higher Education Associations’ Sustainability Consortium).

Travel offsets for librarians: resources

After listening to a recent webinar talk by David Selden (of the National Indian Law Library) for the American Library Association’s SustainRT I wanted to share some of the travel off set resources he provided.

As he spoke about the founding of the Committee on Environmental Sustainability under the American Association of Law Libraries, their activities include a Conference Travel Offset Project and a Resolution on Sustainability in Law Libraries (read more) The December 1 webinar  recording and his slides  are available, and here are so recommended resources: