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  • Survey on Climate and Environmental Health in Libraries

    STAR Net would like to invite you to complete a short survey to inform the design of the 2024 Climate Action Symposium: Exploring Collaborations with Libraries, Community-Based Organizations, and Public Health Agencies.

  • Stronger Together: Collective Impact and Climate Action

    Climate change is the grandest challenge of our generation. This requires a level of collaboration that has not been seen before.

  • Sustainable Swag Self-Evaluation Rubric for Vendors and Library Workers

    Have you ever considered the environmental impact of swag? Whether you're attending a national conference or a local event, you're likely to see examples of pens, tote bags, and trinkets being distributed by libraries and vendors alike. While we all ...

  • Programs that Walk the Talk

    Throughout this Climate Action series, we have discussed strategies and practical steps libraries can take toward sustainability, as well as resources to support these efforts. The Sustainable Libraries Initiative can help support a balanced approach...

  • Climate Justice

    While everyone is affected by climate change, the impacts of climate change are not evenly distributed. That’s why it’s so crucial to consider the social and economic impact of our environmental choices in our responses to climate change. This articl...

  • Disaster Preparedness and Community Resilience

    Climate Action Planning requires attention in three main areas: mitigation, adaptation, and climate justice. 

  • Getting Started with Climate Action Planning

    The Sustainable Libraries Initiative (SLI) provides library leaders with a proven path forward to co-create libraries and communities that will thrive in the coming years. As we contend with the realities of climate change, we must act faster, with m...

  • Sustainability 101

    As we think about the future of our libraries and how we, as library leaders, help to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors, we must confront the realities of climate change. No corner of the world will be left untouched by climate change. ...

  • Growing Library Garden Programs

    Library gardens offer a great way for community members to come together to learn, grow, and contribute towards a healthy, balanced environment. And creating a vibrant community green space or gardening program doesn’t have to be complicated. Across ...

  • Sustainable Libraries: Resources and Webinars for Climate Action

    WebJunction and the Sustainable Libraries Initiative are collaborating to offer a set of resources to support libraries as they address the greatest threat to global health and the grandest ch...