If you can surf the web, if you care about science, and if you want to be involved in ongoing efforts around the world to promote environmental justice, please come to the classrooms in the basement of Skillman Library on Sunday, April 2 between 1:00 and 8:00 PM, where a group of library staff, students, and faculty will be hosting an environmental data rescue.
Environmental data stored on federal and state government servers and freely available to anyone are crucial to environmental research, local government, and civil society, but these data are generally only stored in one place and can easily be lost or deliberately removed. DataRefuge and the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative are helping organize events around the country where concerned individuals can help identify and save important datasets.
No matter your level of expertise, you can be involved. Can't come for the whole day? No problem. Come when you can - every little bit helps safeguard these data for the future. Food, lots of coffee, and plenty of advice and support will be provided. Bring a laptop computer, if you have one. We hope to see you there!
For more information and to RSVP, please see our Facebook event page!