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March 2023

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2023!

We're drawing inspiration from the LibGuides community and sharing some examples and ideas for promoting Earth Day, sustainability, and environmentalism at the library. 

Resources for Going Green

Earth Day from the Alberta Teachers' Association
Earth Day articles, tips, and videos for teachers and students.

Earth Day at McHenry County College
Read about the history of Earth Day and find tips for green living. 

Earth, Nature and You from Nipissing University
A highlighted resources guide for Earth Day.

Environmental Education from Queen's University Library
Teacher resources and book lists for K-6 about sustainability, climate change, and more.

Let's Dig In!

Community Gardening from the Boston Public Library
Explore the history of community gardening and learn how to get started.

Indigenous Garden Project
A resource for teachers to support school gardens, particularly those with a focus on plants found in Lheidli territory.

Seed Library at MSU Libraries
Learn about the vegetable, herb, and flower seeds distributed by the MSU Libraries Seed Library for gardening in Mid-Michigan's weather and growing conditions.

Making a Difference

Climate Change Solutions from Camosun College
Resources to inspire hope for a more sustainable future.

Green Choices from the Winnipeg Public Library
Ways to reduce your impact on the environment, with topics including living green, transportation, and renewable energy.

Green Workforce Development from the Boston Public Library
Learn how the City of Boston is investing in a green workforce to reach sustainability goals.

The Sustainability Hub at Binghamton University Libraries
Fostering collaboration, connection, and engagement for all things sustainability-related.

Communicating Your Earth Day Events! Email Templates in LibConnect

Want to invite your patrons to an Earth Day event at the library? Share themed booklists or resource guides? Highlight sustainability initiatives from your campus or community?

Make it happen with email marketing through LibConnect! 

  • Use one of our pre-built Earth Day email templates to send beautiful, on-theme emails quickly and effortlessly. 
  • Swap out the text, images, and links, then add your branding and contact info to make it your own.
  • Customize your email for mobile or desktop. Our preview tool lets you see what your email will look like before sending. 
  • Easily search for and insert events, FAQs, guides, and databases from LibCal, LibAnswers, or LibGuides.
  • Tailor your emails for different audiences using the user profile data maintained in LibConnect.

Get started: In LibConnect, click on Emails > Templates

P. S. We have over 40 different templates in LibConnect! Other themes include: Staff Picks, Memorial Day, Graduation, Juneteenth, and Summer Reading. 

Ready to learn more about the LibConnect Email Marketing Tool? Contact us for information!