Non-Affiliated Online Events - Open to People in All Areas to Participate

Online events are listed that may be helpful in sharing knowledge and inspiring positive action and collaboration that supports our local environment and community.  These are unique opportunities to focus on solution-based actions that are working across the US.

Environmental and social values in restoration: beyond commercial logging

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Environmental and social values in restoration: beyond commercial logging - PNW 21 Workshop Series. - Many conservation and environmental groups initially became involved in forest collaboratives because they saw an opportunity to advance ecological restoration (including wildlife habitat restoration and resilience) with tools like small-diameter thinning or Stewardship Contracting. As time has passed, some conservation and environmental groups are considering or have opted out of forest collaboratives because they feel projects have focused on "pace and scale" or economic gain above other restoration priorities.

Sustaining Climate Activists

Saturday, July 24, 2021

SOCAN: Sustaining Climate Activists is a facilitated monthly support group for those engaged in climate action addressing the distress as well as exploring ways to keep ourselves resilient.
Facilitators: Liz Olson (Clinical Chaplain) & Ken Deveney (Trainer of Re-Evaluation Counseling)
Contact Liz Olson if you are interested and not on the current email list.
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Tackling Urban Pollution: Harms, Crimes and Environmental Justice

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Eventbrite: A contribution to debates on how we might tackle the harms/crimes associated with urban pollution, in the interests of wellbeing and justice
About this event
Organised by: Dr. Jon Mulholland (Associate Professor in Sociology - UWE Bristol) and Kathryn Wickstead (BA Criminology, UWE Bristol)

In Conjunction with Green Criminology: Environment, Crime and Justice (UZSKFV-15-3), Social Science in the City, and the Social Science Research Group

Rationale and Format of the Event

Urban environmental pollution, of air, water and land, constitutes amongst the gravest threats to a sustainable future, and more immediately to the health, wellbeing and justice experienced by city dwellers. Public and environmental health research has documented the multitudinous risks associated with urban pollution....visit website for more information

Environmental Justice Workshop Series

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Eventbrite: The Educator Collective for Environmental Justice welcomes attendees to a monthly gathering featuring Environmental Justice guest lecturers.
About this event
Take a deep dive into environmental justice in this monthly workshop series. We will feature various environmental justice academics, activists and researchers. Each lecture will have a 30 minute mixer afterwards. This space can encourage educators to talk through various pedagogical practices to integrate the topic covered while building community.

Effects of Nature Exposure on Preservice Teacher's Mental Health

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Eventbrite: A free workshop on how professors at Trinity University have been working with preservice teachers in nature and the outcomes they have seen.
About this Event
Workshop with Courtney Crim and Laura Allen

Preservice teachers face a unique trifecta; they must learn to recognize indicators and impacts of mental health disorders, respond to P-12 students’ mental health needs, and simultaneously support their own mental health during a critical period of adolescent development and transition. Instead of viewing this as “the perfect storm,” we frame this as an opportunity to go beyond providing basic knowledge of mental health issues and find an innovative approach that teaches novice teachers how to manage their own needs as well as those of their students. We sought an inexpensive and accessible intervention that might allow preservice teachers to experience the recovery potential for themselves. We found this in nature. This study explores changes in emotional well-being for 16 preservice teachers in both natural and simulated professional development environments. The Reflection Rumination Questionnaire and the Profile of Mood States were used to examine rumination and mood as indicators of mental health status. Compared to the professional development setting, the natural environment had a positive effect on rumination, Tension-Anxiety, Confusion-Bewilderment, Esteem-related Affect, and Total Mood. As preservice teachers prepare to enter a uniquely stressful career, incorporating nature into professional development is an inexpensive intervention, supports teacher emotional well-being, and potentially benefits all students as educators navigate challenges in mental health.