Published on June 30, 2022
Last week, the ALA Council Committee on Sustainability issued a press release titled, "A Call to Action on Climate Change for Libraries". Within this press release, they included the "Sustainability in Libraries: A Call to Action."
In this call to action, topics are highlighted such as the importance of sustainability to the library profession, the connections between climate work and equity, diversity and inclusion work, and suggests practical steps for libraries to take to start working toward aligning their policies and practices with sound environmental, equitable, and financial principles. We are elated that the Sustainable Libraries Initiative and our award-winning Sustainable Library Certification Program are highlighted in the briefing.
More resources on sustainability from ALA are available here.