About Us

Climate Change Conversations in Libraries (C3L) is an emerging network of libraries of all types (e.g. public, academic, school, governmental, archives) bringing their communities together to vision and manifest a resilient, just future.

In these times of political, economic, and social disruption, libraries endure as places of stability and life-long learning. Neither the workplace nor the home, libraries operate as a third space, offering resources and meeting/learning spaces (usually free) that foster social connection alongside intellectual and creative activities. Libraries are well-positioned to host conversations on challenging topics (e.g. climate change, institutional racism), inviting all voices to the table and amplifying civic solidarity.

Read more about the American Library Association’s “Libraries = Strong Communities” Advocacy Program.

2 thoughts on “About Us

  1. I am the vision-holder and convener of Climate Change & Consciousness: Our Legacy for the Earth (www.ccc19.org) a momentous gathering that happened in Northern Scotland April 20-26, 2019. 400 people from 45 countries and thousands more via live streaming participated in an inspired awakening to climate crisis. The end result is enormous enthusiasm and energy directed at global alignment in communities around the world that seek to synthesize indigenous wisdom, creativity and intergenerational collaboration. I am now spearheading the follow through by developing authentic and unprecedented grassroots leadership based on connection. Our goal is to engage the unengaged and significantly enhance activism. I would like to partner with libraries as centers for community gatherings. Several of the live streaming hubs are based in libraries around the world. Please constant me so we can collaborate.

  2. Stephanie

    Please count me in. We’d like to explore a FL learning partner to what you’re exploring in MA.

    Amy Lenzo and TWCF are long time explorers in St Pete and Tampa Bay.

    Ben Roberts just hosted another example of how libraries may become our new ‘commons’.

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