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CLIMATE RESILIENCE HUB

Climate Resilience Hubs are community institutions that help educate residents about extreme weather preparedness and other impacts of climate change.

In 2020, Alexandria Library applied for and was awarded the Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change grant, a pilot program of the American Library Association. Through the grant, Alexandria Library joined the CREW Hub Network.

As a Hub, Alexandria Library dedicates materials, events and space to talk about our environmental impact, what we can do and ways to support one another. Library buildings will continue to be a place for people to seek relief from extreme weather.

Alexandria Library's Climate Resilience Hub is located at the Kate Waller Barrett Branch, 717 Queen St. Alexandria, VA 22314.

Drawdown : the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming Attainable sustainable : the lost art of self-reliant living  Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the teachings of plants  Inconspicuous consumption : the environmental impact you don't know you have The humane gardener : nurturing a backyard habitat for wildlife Nurturing a backyard habitat for wildlife How to let go of the world [videorecording] : and love all the things climate can't change

 

DATABASES

  • Agriculture Collection
    Provides a comprehensive view of and access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry -- from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.

  • Environmental Studies and Policy
    Answers inquiries about environmental concerns with coverage of more than 5.4 million articles from more than 300 journals and book reference content.

  • Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture
    Focuses on both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies. The database offers biotechnologists, farmers, hobbyists, and landscape architects alike access to important content relevant to their pursuits.

  • Health & Wellness Resource Center
    Provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices for researchers of all levels.

  • Home Improvement Collection
    Covers topics for hobbyists and professionals alike, including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others.

 

WEBSITES

Eco-City Alexandria
Eco-City Alexandria is a strategic effort to achieve sustainability. We seek to create an environmentally, economically and socially healthy city where people can live, work and play for decades to come.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change.

350
An international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all.

Project Drawdown
Founded in 2014, Project Drawdown® is a nonprofit organization that seeks to help the world reach “Drawdown”— the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline.

NOAA Climate
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate.gov is a source of timely and authoritative scientific data and information about climate.

EPA Climate Change
The Environmental Protection Agency tracks and reports greenhouse gas emissions, leverages sound science, and works to reduce emissions to combat climate change.

Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW)
CREW is a network of local leaders building grassroots climate resilience through inclusive & hands-on education,service and planning.

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Responsible for administering laws and regulations related to air quality, water quality, water supply, renewable energy and land protection, DEQ is the environmental agency in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Sierra Club, Virginia Chapter
A grassroots-driven organization that advocates for a Virginia where all people may enjoy our natural treasures, access clean air and water, and thrive in a healthy community.

Virginia Food System Council
The mission of the Virginia Food System Council is to advance a nutrient-rich, safe, and environmentally sustainable food system for Virginians at all income levels, with an emphasis on access to local food, successful linkages between food producers and consumers, and a healthy, viable future for Virginia’s farmers and farmland.

Virginia Interfaith Power and Light
Virginia Interfaith Power & Light (VAIPL) is the state affiliate of a national organization, Interfaith Power & Light, which is dedicated to bringing together all faith communities to mobilize a religious response to climate change through energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.

City of Alexandria Environmental Directory
PDF Directory of City initiatives about sustainability and environmental issues.

Flood Action Alexandria
Flood Action Alexandria is an initiative to address flooding issues that arise in our community. Minimizing flooding is a shared public-private responsibility, and the City is committed to working with its residents and businesses to mitigate the impacts of flooding and build community resiliency.

Resource Recovery
The Resource Recovery Division, part of the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES), aims to provide services that protect the environment and respond to the needs of the community at the least possible cost.

Extinction Rebellion Youth
An inclusive group of youth who recognize and are willing to use non-violent civil disobedience to fight for our future and save the environment.

Fridays for Future
Our goal is to overcome the climate crisis and to create a society that lives in harmony with its fellow beings and its environment.

Sunrise Movement
The Sunrise Movement is a youth movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.

 

Last updated:  May 2021