New Sustainable ‘Cookbook’ guides Libraries to be Sustainability Hubs
Dec 19 2019
As centers for learning and community engagement, libraries have a unique opportunity to serve as resources to foster local sustainability initiatives and enhance community resilience to climate change. This new guidebook from the American Library Association offers many actionable tips for libraries to become sustainability hubs within their community.
Learn more about the book and purchase it from the ALA here.
SCARCE Can Help Your Library Take Action
SCARCE offers a variety of support for libraries looking to enhance their sustainability efforts:
- Eco-certification programs: Libraries can show their dedication to sustainability by earning or re-certifying an Earth Flag, Water Quality Flag or Ecology Flag
- Programming for adults and children on a variety of topics including clean water, zero waste, composting, recycling and more. Contract firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.
- SCARCE offers the Where is Away? Exhibit educates patrons on recycling, composting and more to libraries in northern Illinois. Learn more about bringing this exhibit to your library here.
Libraries with Eco-certifications:
Glenside (Glendale Heights)
Indian Prairie (Darien)