If you missed the ALA webinar last week Bikes and Libraries: Pedaling Toward Innovative Outreach, Health, and Sustainability, you can find the recording here: https://alapublishing.webex.com/alapublishing/lsr.php?RCID=e4a51c1901aa471e88f1d35056d99ce0 and the slides. Lots of interesting ideas, resources, and awesomeness!
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 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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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]
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.”
Mainly academic focused but could be useful to any educator!
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.
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:
Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) is a network of scientists, community members, educators, healthcare providers, public health officials, and policymakers who share the goal of increasing the impact of environmental public health research at the local, regional, and national level. They offer webinar to their partners but anyone is welcome to join in. the next one sounds like it could be useful to librarians!
Title: Green Spaces and Health
Date: September 26, 2016, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT
There is growing evidence that green spaces such as parks, greenways, and gardens around homes, schools, and workplaces have mental and physical health benefits. These green spaces provide a peaceful place to play, relax, study, or exercise, as well as a social gathering place for friends and community; they also can contribute to improved air quality and reduction of harmful greenhouse gases. Recent studies have shown that higher levels of green vegetation are associated with decreased mortality and that neighborhood greenery decreases aggressive behavior in adolescents. This webinar features discussion about this latest research and what it means for environmental public health.
Jill Johnston, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Francine Laden, Sc.D.