In the second webinar of a two-part series, Eira Tansey (Memory Rising) will discuss a recent study carried out for METRO to contextualize and understand climate change exposure for the region. New York City and the state of New York have some of the most ambitious climate action plans in the country. We’ll discuss examples of actual strategies libraries are already using to reduce their environmental impact and adapt to climate change, as well as emerging areas of climate action collaboration between librarianship and other sectors.
Learn how to locate existing climate change policy resources in their sector/geographic area
Understand ways of embedding climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies into library work
Be able to identify areas of potential collaboration with professionals from other fields
About our presenter:
Eira Tansey is an archivist, researcher, and consultant based in her hometown of Cincinnati/the Ohio River watershed. She is the founder of Memory Rising, which provides research, consulting, and archival services with expertise in climate change, environmental and labor movements, and Ohio Valley regional history. She previously worked as an archivist at the University of Cincinnati and Tulane University. Eira’s research on archives and climate change has been profiled by Yale Climate Connections, VICE, and Pacific Standard, and has been honored by the Society of American Archivists. Her most recent publication is A Green New Deal for Archives.