San Diego Public Library is presenting a series of sustainability programs for all ages that aim to bring awareness to climate change. Through inclusive learning opportunities, the library aims to provide meaningful spaces and resources for our communities to become more climate resilient.
People of all ages are invited to take a stroll and enjoy nature-themed picture books at select San Diego Public library locations throughout June 2023. All Story Strolls will include a QR-code accessible Read Aloud in English and Spanish. *These titles will include Braille transcription.
Story Stroll Locations
San Diego Public Library is offering a four-day camp, for tweens where they will learn about achieving a sustainable future, creating a mini garden.Greater Green Camp (Grades 4 - 6)* July 17- 20 | 1:00 | North University Community Library | Register here * a parent or guardian must accompany campers under eight years old.
This exhibit is a culmination of the task force's collective experiences, gained wisdom, and hopes. The exhibit utilizes art as a storytelling tool to promote awareness and advocacy, their hope is for up-and-coming communities to learn more about climate change and its impact on their communities. They encourage their fellow community members to TAKE ACTION NOW: to be inspired to learn more, make intentional choices, and become community advocates. Through collective empowerment, they believe we can create a truly equitable and sustainable San Diego for all! This exhibit is on display at select San Diego Public Library locations throughout summer 2023.
Central Library | Central Art Gallery | 330 Park Blvd. | May 13 - July 29, 2023
The laws of Nature are not separate from us. They are not a mysterious other; distant and intangible. At a time when vast amounts of scientific data are sounding the alarms of our current poly-crisis (ecology, economy, energy, and equity), our collective experiences implore us to reconsider our environmental impact and the need for reciprocity. Good Natured challenges us to act in this contingent world and ponders the question what it is to be both the problem and the solution. To learn more, visit here.
May 30, 2023 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Central Library | Shiley Suite | 330 Park Blvd.
In celebration of the Central Library's newest exhibition Good Natured, we are partnering with Wildcoast.org in hosting a special panel discussion titled Climate Change through the Lens of Art + Science that invites local scientists as well as artist featured in the exhibition to exchange ideas and opinions on the ways the arts will have a very important role in finding solutions to address our current poly-crisis (ecology, economy, energy, equity). Click here to register.
San Diego Public Library partnered with the City of San Diego Sustainability and Mobility Department to present a series of interactive workshops that centered around the City's landmark 2022 Climate Action Plan. Presentation topics focused on clean energy, mobility, community resiliency and more.
To learn more about the Sustainability and Mobility Department, click here.
We thank the following partners for supporting Our Climate, Our Future: Our Sustainable San Diego.
This project is 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.