Fixing Our Broken Water Cycle
Sandra Postel and Abbie Gascho Landis discussed the health of our water cycle and how we can recognize and address human impact on water’s natural rhythms.
Sound Science and Sound Journalism in an Era of Fake News
Island Press, in partnership with the Security and Sustainability Forum, hosted a webinar featuring veteran journalist Carey Gillam, Research Director for the non-profit U.S. Right to Know and author of Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science. On January 31 at 1:15 PM EST Carey was joined by Dr.
Water is for Fighting Over and Other Myths about Water in the West
In this recording sponsored by Island Press and SSF, John Fleck, author of Water is for Fighting Over, and Director of the University of New Mexico's Water Resources Program, argues that the talk of impending doom from water shortages is not only untrue, but dangerous. When people get scared, they fight for the last drop of water; but when they actually have less, they use less.
Lancet Countdown on Public Health and Climate Change
The Security and Sustainability Forum, Island Press and the Pubic Health Institute webinar about the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change. Announced at COP 22, the Lancet Countdown is being established to track the relationship between health and climate change. It will actively seek to engage with existing monitoring processes, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals and World Health Organization's climate and health country profiles.
Climate Justice Changes Health: Local, Tribal, Global, and Generational
This year, 2017, is the American Public Health Association's Year of Climate Change. This is the recording of a very special kick-off webinar on Climate Justice: Local, Tribal, Global, and Generational. You'll hear from speakers who are engaged in the fight for climate justice and healthy communities, to explore how climate justice is the best strategy to address both climate change and health inequities here in the US and around the world. You won't want to miss this free session. Co-hosted by the Public Health Institute and Island Press.
Seeing the Better City with Chuck Wolfe
Listen to Charles Wolfe, practicing Seattle land use/environmental attorney and Affiliate Associate Professor in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington. Chuck is the author of Seeing the Better City, which focuses on the sights, sounds, and experiences of place in order to craft policies, plans, and regulations to shape better urban environments.
Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning
The "greening" of cities can focus on everything except nature, emphasizing such elements as public transit, renewable energy production, and energy efficient building systems. While these are important aspects of reimagining urban living, human beings have an innate need to connect with the natural world (the biophilia hypothesis). And any vision of a sustainable urban future must place its focus squarely on nature, on the presence, conservation, and celebration of the actual green features and natural life forms.
The Atlas of Global Marine Fisheries
A webinar recording Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller - The Sea Around Us. Until now, there has been only one source of data on global fishery catches: information reported to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations by member countries. An extensive, ten-year study conducted by The Sea Around Us Project of the University of British Columbia shows that this catch data is fundamentally misleading.
EarthEd - Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet
This webinar features authors from the Worldwatch Institute's compendium EarthEd. It focuses on applying a systems approach to environmental learning at all levels of development, from preschool to professional. Its guidance can inform teachers, policy makers, school administrators, community leaders, parents and students alike.