JUL 18

Sustainability 101

This webinar with the Sustainable Libraries Initiative introduces the characteristics of a sustainable library.

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Start here for an overview of our profession’s newest core value, Sustainability, as adopted by the American Library Association in 2019. Identify the four characteristics of a sustainable library and learn how the triple bottom line definition of sustainability can be used to adapt library operations, service and program design, and partnerships in our community, to respond to the impacts of climate change. This webinar will focus on introductory concepts that will set the stage for the other offerings in this series.

Presented by: Rebekkah Smith Aldrich (MLS, LEED AP), Executive Director, Mid-Hudson Library System (NY), Co-founder/Current President, Sustainable Libraries Initiative (SLI), and author

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Climate Action Planning (Part 1): An Introduction
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Climate Action Planning (Part 2): Disaster Preparedness and Community Resilience
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Climate Justice
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Living Our Values Out Loud: Programs that Walk the Talk
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Stronger Together: Collective Impact and Climate Action Programming
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18 July 2023


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

Webinar presenter Rebekkah Smith Aldrich