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Library Leaders of the World Unite!

The Sustainable Libraries Initiative (SLI) provides library leaders with a proven path forward to co-create libraries and communities that will thrive in the coming years. The Sustainable Library Certification Program and the SLI community of practice focuses your leadership to enable your library, and ultimately your community, to become more environmentally sound, socially equitable and economically feasible.

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March 19, 2024

Climate Action Strategy Survey for U.S. Libraries launches

ALA and SLI are seeking feedback from the field. This survey is intended for library leaders. The Working Group identifies library leaders as ALL library workers and trustees given each person's sphere of influence to make a difference on the topic of climate action. The survey should take 8-10 minutes to complete. It will remain open until Friday, April 5, 2024.
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Earth Day

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SLCP Meetup - Outdoor Spaces This month's meetup topic discusses the sustainability of a library's outdoor spaces! This section is designed to be a dive into sustainable action taken on-site, but outside your building's walls. Whether it's designi...
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SLCP Meetup - Indoor Spaces This month's meetup topic discusses the sustainability of a library's indoor spaces! This section is designed to be a dive into sustainable action taken within the walls of your building. Whether it's promoting clean ai...
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Juneteenth

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SLCP Meetup - Transportation This month's meetup topic discusses the sustainability of transportation within and surrounding your library! Whether it's managing commuter miles for staff and patrons, offsetting your emissions, or managing a fleet- ...
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SLCP Meetup - Energy

1:00pm - 2:15pm
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SLCP Meetup - Thursday, August 1, 2024 - Energy This month's meetup topic discusses the use of energy in the library space! Whether it's finding ways to reduce your electricity expenditure, make heating and cooling systems more efficient, or make ...