Join the Sustainable Libraries Initiative
Joining as a member of the Sustainable Libraries Initiative (SLI) is a fantastic way to learn more about how libraries can take a leadership role in promoting sustainable practices in their communities. You'll gain access to a range of valuable resources, including webinars, policy examples, our custom CO2 emissions calculator, and to our vendor list, which is a taxonomy of eco-conscious organizations we are continuously adding to. These tools will help you make informed decisions and take practical steps towards becoming a sustainable library.
Once you've had a chance to explore the resources available through your SLI membership, you may decide that it's time to take the next step and join the Sustainable Libraries Certification Program (SLCP). The SLCP is a comprehensive program that offers further guidance and support to help your library become certified as sustainable.
"Our Library staff really embraced the process of learning through sustainability. When we realized that making small changes could make such a big difference, the staff were all-in" - Patchogue Medford Public Library
The Sustainable Library Certification Program (SLCP) is a program designed to help libraries become more sustainable. By enrolling in the program, members gain access to a variety of resources that will help them on their journey towards sustainability. Along with the benefits SLI members receive, the SLCP members gain access to resources including a mentor who provides guidance and advice throughout your certification, monthly meet ups where members can connect with other member libraries, and an action item form that allows member libraries to navigate through the certification process step by step. Additionally, through our partners at PrintReleaf, 10 trees will be donated on behalf of your library to help with reformation efforts when you join the certification program.
Overall, the SLCP provides libraries with an award-winning, comprehensive community of practice that includes exclusive resources and support to help them achieve certification. Achieving certification through the SLCP can help to differentiate a library and showcase its commitment to sustainability, this can be a valuable tool to help the library to gain recognition and support from its community.