We will once again host several events for the Climate Preparedness Week which is the last week of every September! Massachusetts libraries collaborate with Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) on Climate Preparedness Week to prepare communities for extreme weather by offering programs about emergency preparedness and the intersection of climate change and social justice.
We are hosting a number of in-person programs, and helping to publicize several other climate events happening locally and nationally! Please take a look at upcoming events:
September 20th, 4-5 p.m.: Downstream and Upstream with Plastic, Library
September 20th, 5-6 p.m. Local Climate Action: March to End Fossil Fuels, First Congregational Church
September 21st, 9-5 p.m. Livestream of national event, Climate Forward, First Congregational Church
September 25th, 7-9 p.m., Williamstown COOL committee will present about the town's Net Zero goals,
Hybrid: on Zoom and at Town Hall
September 27th, 5:45 - 8:00 p.m. Clean Energy Incentives for All: A Public Forum and Discussion,
Hybrid: Westfield State University, register to attend virtually
*CANCELLED* September 30th, 11-1 p.m., Going Green: Incentives for Massachusetts Residents, Library
September 30th, 2-3 p.m., Let's Talk Dirt... Community Composting with Second Chance Composting, Library
Also, did you know that the library is a Climate Resilience Hub? This means that at this point we are not a shelter, but as libraries so often do, we provide information about extreme weather preparedness. In addition to having a range of books about climate change and preparing for changing weather, we also have a binder with some very helpful guides about preparing for all kinds of extreme weather before it happens.