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Library Encourages Residents to Get Involved and Learn about Climate Change with Grant-Funded Community Events

Post Date:04/17/2019 11:45 AM

Well, that’s a wrap! The Library just held our last event as part of the Book to Action project. Our goals were to encourage the community to make more sustainable choices in their daily lives and to provide opportunities for our residents to connect with local organizations. By participating in hands-on craft and repair workshops, our community members learned how to upcycle common household materials to create decorative map coasters, repair common household appliances, and interact with people involved in the Bay Area "fix-it" network. Residents also learned about the upcoming changes to the SSF Bicycle Pedestrian Master plan and how they can provide feedback to the designers. Finally, at our author talk led by climate scientist and author, Dr. David Goodrich, we learned how climate change is impacting our daily lives and that biking and walking can make a difference. 
 
Thank you to all of our community partners: San Mateo County Office of Sustainability, SSF Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and author Dr. David Goodrich. His book, A Hole in the Wind: A Climate Scientists Bicycle Journey across the United States inspired the audience to learn more about climate change and brainstorm ways they can help the environment. Also, a big thank you to the California Center for the Book for providing us with the opportunity to bring these programs to South San Francisco.  California Center for the Book is a program of the California Library Association, supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. If you would like to get more involved in the community and learn about sustainability and sustainable transportation choices check out these resources:

Provide feedback on the SSF Bicycle Pedestrian Mater Plan

SSF Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Learn more about the San Mateo County Office of Sustainability

Learn more about the Bay Area Fixit Clinic

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