PARTICIPATING IN CLIMATE ACTION WEEK AT YOUR LIBRARY IS EASY AS…
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 to gather your feedback.
Promotion Resources & Toolkit:
Please feel free to use our Climate Action Week Logo Package. This package includes logos with various treatments that you can attach to your existing promotional material to signal that you are a participating library. This is if you like making stuff from scratch.
If you want to make custom posters, we also have templates that you can simply type your own event details directly into by using a website called Figma. Try them here!
We also have documents ready made for you to use, which include:
- Book list templates waiting for items from your collections
- A ballot box passive display activity
- Book display signs with different climate topics
- Climate Action Week Posters (8.5 x 11 or 11 x 17)
- Print and share the Read4Climate rack card and/or posters and social media
If you need help, contact us by e-mail and we will be happy to assist.
- Civic engagement event
- Human Library — Invite an expert or community member to chat
- 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
- Art Builds for climate action themed artworks and messages
- Heat pump workshops
- 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)