After a brief respite and following excellent leadership by former chair Kartik Sheth, the Sustainability Committee has been reconstituted (see About Us for new membership). We will hold a Special Session at the Seattle AAS meeting in January:
12:30 - 2:00, Wed. Jan 7
We'll focus on two topics: 1. teaching climate change in Astro 101; and 2. communicating about climate change with the media and with climate skeptics/deniers. For part 2, we'll do a role-play exercise in which we stage a mock debate. Join us, and bring your best debate skills!
The Sustainability Committee has posted an article, Traveling Virtually, to the AAS web site with advice about how to work effectively in virtual environments, especially for meetings and observing, so that astronomers can reduce travel, make the best use of ever tighter funding, and help reduce astronomy's per capita carbon footprint.Please post additional ideas or experiences here!
Time to resuscitate this blog! The AAS Sustainability Committee, after a short sabbatical, has renewed its commitment to its mission, and with it, to maintaining this web space. One way we will do this is by significantly increasing the traffic on this blog, and by significantly, I mean at least one blog post per month (I know, crazy, huh?). So don't worry, still well within the safe range for your inbox, but somewhere above "non-existent".
And we'd love to have some help. So if you'd like to be a guest blogger, please add a comment or send a message to email@example.com to volunteer. Any topic related to our missionis welcome.
Please watch this space for more posts coming soon, and do get in touch if you have something to say. We look forward to hearing from YOU! Thanks!
We'll be posting announcements, minutes of our meetings, calls for input from the community and so on here, on the Sustainable AAS blog. Comments will always be open (but moderated) - please do add your voice!
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