WorldCat.org, the website that connects online searchers to the world's libraries, has collaborated with environmental organizations and experts to showcase valuable sustainability and conservation materials from more than 10,000 library collections for Earth Day. These partners include preeminent voices in conservation, such as EARTHDAY.ORG, the National Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, the Walden Woods Project, the Culinary Institute of America, and Kathryn Kellogg, founder of Going Zero Waste, among others. WorldCat.org formed these alliances to raise awareness among institution leaders, educators, students, parents, and the public at large about protecting, and living in harmony with, our shared and finite natural systems.
“Earth Day is meant to be a reminder of our connection to each other and to the world around us,” said Madison Aughinbaugh, Global Public Relations Lead at EARTHDAY.ORG. “The unique resources we’re putting on display through these Earth Day collaborations will make that connection clear. We’re thrilled that audiences everywhere will be able to use these resources to kindle their hope for achieving sustainability in their daily lives, and deepen their knowledge of how to do it, not just on Earth Day, but all year long.”
By collecting diverse resources from its partners on a topic page that will create a guide to sustainability, WorldCat.org intends to make it fast, convenient, and fun for users to participate in the spirit of Earth Day. Resources on the page may include books, documentaries, articles, videos, and more, covering a vast range of topics like the following:
- Waste-free and low-impact living
- Wildlife conservation
- Renewable energy and climate change
- Environmental law
- Environmental protection
- Sustainable design and living
- Earth-friendly cooking
- Earth Day
- Other popular searches on, or related to, sustainability on WorldCat.org
Other leading participants in WorldCat.org's Earth Day promotion include One Tree Planted and the University of California Berkeley Library.
For inspiration and education about all things Earth Day, visit the sustainability topic page on WorldCat.org at https://www.worldcat.org/topics/sustainability.
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