Sustainable Events - April 2021

Climate Simulations and Careers 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 

2–3 p.m. 

Details & Registration: https://arcg.is/0viL0u 

 

Description: 

Negotiate and utilize an interactive policy simulation model to design scenarios for limiting future global warming. The outcomes may surprise you. This role-playing exercise explores solutions for mitigating the climate crisis that can lead to amazing careers. 

 

In this group simulation, you’ll represent government leaders from developed countries, developing countries, and small island nations. Utilizing an online tool, your groups will negotiate to keep the global temperature below 2ºC by making adjustments to an interactive MIT climate model. 

 

Presenter: 
Lori Delacruz Lewis is the Sustainability Education Coordinator for Dallas College.

 

World Health Day: Building a fairer, healthier world (Students, Employees & Faculty) 

Wednesday, April 7 

1–2 p.m. 

 

Details & Registration: https://arcg.is/1jeO8q 

 

Description: 

As COVID-19 has highlighted, some people are able to live healthier lives and have better access to health services than others – entirely due to the conditions in which they are born, grow, live, work and age. 

 

All over the world, some groups struggle to make ends meet with little daily income, have poorer housing conditions and education, fewer employment opportunities, experience greater gender inequality, and have little or no access to safe environments, clean water and air, food security and health services. This leads to unnecessary suffering, avoidable illness, and premature death. And it harms our societies and economies. 

 

This is not only unfair: it is preventable. That’s why we are calling on leaders to ensure that everyone has living and working conditions that are conducive to good health. At the same time we urge leaders to monitor health inequities, and to ensure that all people are able to access quality health services when and where they need them.  

 

COVID-19 has hit all countries hard, but its impact has been harshest on those communities which were already vulnerable, who are more exposed to the disease, less likely to have access to quality health care services and more likely to experience adverse consequences as a result of measures implemented to contain the pandemic. 

Presenter: 
Lori Delacruz Lewis is the Sustainability Education Coordinator for Dallas College. 

 

Equal Access to Tools, Skills, and Knowledge: Living Atlas of the World (Students) 

Monday, April 19 

1–2 p.m. 

 

Details & Registration: https://arcg.is/1OqLGf 

 

Description:  

ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World is the foremost collection of geographic information from around the globe. It includes maps, apps, and data layers to support your work. 

This workshop consists of three parts: 

  • Overview of the Living Atlas of the World collection 

  • Introduction to the *new* Map Viewer 

  • Brief brainstorming session on how to integrate these tools into a class assignment 

Prior to the workshop, you’ll receive notification to set up a password in ArcGIS. 

Presenter: 
Lori Delacruz Lewis is the Sustainability Education Coordinator for Dallas College. 

 

Citizen Science for Everyone – The Power of Citizen Science Around the World 

Monday, April 26 

2–3 p.m. 

 

Details & Registration: https://arcg.is/144vm50 

 

Description: 

The involvement of the public in scientific research – whether community-driven research or global investigations. 

From clouds to trees, 

mosquitoes to bees, 

plants to urban wildlife, 

magnetic data to marine debris, 

air quality to humanitarian mapping, 

there's something for everyone in citizen science! 

Although it's fun, citizen science is actually serious stuff. People around the world help generate new knowledge or understanding. All of these projects have a genuine science outcome, such as answering a research question, or informing conservation action, management decisions or environmental policy. 

Presenter: 
Lori Delacruz Lewis is the Sustainability Education Coordinator for Dallas College. 

 

Real Progress: Getting to a circular economy 

Wednesday, April 28 

2–3 p.m.  

 

Details & Registration: https://arcg.is/8G19O 

 

Description: 

You might be questioning the health of our organizations, social systems, and business models. With good reason: companies are currently deeply rooted in a linear approach to growth – make, use, dispose. 

A circular design thinking approach allows you to explore new ways to create sustainable, resilient, long-lasting value in the circular economy – giving you the creative confidence to redesign the world around you. 

This workshop activity contrasts the ‘circular’ materials notion with the idea of an economy as material, energy and information stocks, flows and feedback. 

Watch this video: Explaining the Circular Economy and How Society Can Re-think Progress 
[ Link to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCRKvDyyHmI

Presenter: 
Lori Delacruz Lewis is the Sustainability Education Coordinator for Dallas College. 

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