South San Francisco Book to Action News

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

 

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.  If you would like to get more involved in the community and learn about sustainability and sustainable transportation choices check out these resources:

 

Source: City of South San Francisco Library News