Be Part of the Solution: Spartan Climate Action

“Far and away, the greatest threat to the ocean, and thus to ourselves, is ignorance. But we can do something about that.

— Sylvia A. Earle

Library staff are joining others on campus to form Spartan Climate Action, to help inform our community about ways to take action against climate change.  The kick-off event is a rally on September 20, joining the global youth climate strike, minus the striking part.  Dozens of books are currently on display in the library, focusing on solutions to climate change, and what we as individuals can do.  We can all learn and change our behavior, and thus change the culture–and create hope for a less dire future than the one we are headed toward.

For more information, including the demands of the strike action, see Vermont Climate Strike, which we can credit for the image above:

Climate Action activities at Castleton:
All are free and open to the public.

Friday Sept 20th from noon – 2 pm
Climate Action Rally. Outside, between Jeffords and Stafford Buildings. Educational and interactive activities centered around climate solutions, making personal climate pledges and calculating your own carbon footprint. Free Food! Live Music!

Thursday Sept 26th from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Green Campus Culture in the Castleton University Library. What can Castleton University learn from Green Mountain College’s Green Campus Culture?

Friday Sept 27th from noon – 2 pm
Global Climate Rally, at the Castleton University Library. Watch Greta Thunberg’s speech to the UN. Educational and interactive activities centered around climate solutions and making personal climate pledges.

Click for a video that captures the energy of the global youth climate strike.

Sign up to get involved.


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