Climate Action Week – Ideas and Resources

Participating in Climate Action Week at your library is easy as…


  1. Choose an idea. It can be any program, display or other initiative to make the climate crisis visible in your library space. Start fresh or borrow an idea from the list below. Go big or keep it simple. Your participation on any level matters during the days of September 23 – 29, 2022.
  2. Promote your initiative. Use our logo package, templates, and social media below. Use our hashtags and mentions (#BCClimateActionWeek #ClimateAction #LibraryClimateAction @bclaconnect) to build your own posts on social media.
  3. Tell us how it went. If you can, keep participation statistics and visitor feedback. Collect your thoughts about what went well and how we can better support you for CAW next year. We’ll share a survey on the Climate Action Committee listserv in October to gather your feedback.


Promotion Resources & Toolkit:

Please feel free to use our Climate Action Week Logo Package if you want to get hands on and make your own promotions or combine them with existing material at your library. This package includes logos with various treatments that you can attach to your existing material to signal that you are a participating library.

Please grab our Climate Action Week Promotional Toolkit if you prefer something ready made that you can just use right away. This includes book display ideas, passive activities, and posters.


General Ideas:

  • Civic engagement event
  • Clothing repair collection
  • Food drive
  • Clothing/gear swap
  • Rainwater collection
  • Guest speakers (emergency planners, community planners, activists, climate scientists)
  • Climate action to-go kits (GVPL)
  • Bike repair collection/space
  • Repair cafe
  • Upcycling event
  • Beekeeping event
  • Urban gardening workshop
  • Creating mutual aid networks
  • Emergency preparedness workshop
  • Heat pump workshops
  • Booklists
  • For more ideas see the Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change toolkit from the ALA, or check out the resources and events being planned for Climate Preparedness Week, which takes place in libraries in the eastern US from Sept 24 to 30.
  • Climate Preparedness Week (Sept 24-30 in the eastern US)
  • ALA’s Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change (a programming guide for libraries)


Do you have another idea? Share it!


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