KEYNOTE: Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Executive Director, Mid-Hudson Library System

24th May 202311:25Tivoli Suite


Our Grandest Challenge

Climate Change has been called our generation’s grandest challenge, a “code red for humanity,” and is predicted to profoundly affect the health of every child alive today. Confronting the realities of climate change and truly doing work that will build community resilience requires us to recognize the deep entanglements of environmental stewardship, equity, diversity, and inclusion, and economics.

Join Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Co-Founder and Board President of the Sustainable Libraries Initiative, to untangle this very complex issue and learn how more than 100 libraries across the United States are stepping up to tackle this challenge by modelling best practices and working to be catalysts for a just transition to a new way of thinking about the future.