Earth Day Activities in Libraries

What is your library doing for Earth Day next week?

Whatever your plans, add them to the Earth Day Network site so it can be searched by keyword, location or date. A keyword search on “library” showed numerous posting of events such as:

  • presentations by local groups on climate change/initiatives/etc,
  • eco-storytellers,
  • screening and discussion of Story of Stuff documentary,
  • plant a tree(s),
  • a “Wait-Wait-Don’t-Toss-That” event (how to reuse items),
  • collection of recyclable materials/shred-a-ton/sneakers-for-turf collection,
  • quiz/contest with prizes from local eco-friendly companies,
  • community expo of local green organizations,
  • potted flower and herb giveaway/fundraiser,
  • Recycling Our Reads” or book swamp,
  • howto/DIY workshops,
  • farmers market, games/crafts/stories for kids,
  • geocaching for teens,
  • create recycled jewelry,
  • ArtCan! (sculpture building competition of canned/boxed goods – then donated to local food bank)
  • reading of The Lorax by Seuss & plant a sunflower seed to take home,
  • trash clean up, invasive weed clean up,
  • composting workshop,
  • solar energy generated stage for local music
  • .. and much more!!

YALSA also has some suggestions too.

3 thoughts on “Earth Day Activities in Libraries

  1. Earth day is almost here! This is a time to celebrate and rejoice. Being green has never been so much fun. Going green is simple just research green at the Green Forum http://www.greenforum.com. I like green people and sustainability.

  2. […] Going Green @Your Library blog has a great post about Earth Day activities libraries can host. […]

  3. […] remind people how connected to the Earth we really are!  You can check out a past list I made of ideas and activities here, but also consider taking the Story of Stuff Pledge too.   Here are some links for more earth day […]

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