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Massachusetts Libraries Collaborate on Climate Preparedness and Sustainability

Get Involved with Climate Prep Week 2023!

by Michelle Eberle on 2023-08-17T15:22:00-04:00 | 0 Comments

With the increase in extreme weather, providing resources and education about climate preparedness is more important than ever.  For four years, Massachusetts libraries have collaborated with Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) on Climate Preparedness Week (held annually from Sept 24th – 30th) to prepare communities for extreme weather by offering programs about emergency preparedness and the intersection of climate change and social justice.

it’s time to sign up to participate in Climate Prep Week 2023!

CREW Communities Responding to Extreme Weather

Interested to get involved in Climate Prep Week 2023?

    • This year’s theme is climate change and the broader social justice movement.

Looking for inspiration?

A Brief History of the Partnership

Since 2019, the Blue Marble Librarians and the Massachusetts Library System have collaborated with Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) on Climate Prep Week.  Madeleine Charney, a Librarian at the UMass Amherst Libraries, and Christopher Glass, a Research Services Librarian at Boston Public Library, made the initial connection with CREW.  In 2019, eighty libraries hosted over 90 programs across Massachusetts.  In 2020, 2021, and 2022 programs were also offered virtually including multiple central events. This collaboration supports sustainability as a core value of librarianship.

Hope your library will participate in Climate Preparedness Week!

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