Libraries in the Global Arena: The Climate Emergency and Mental Wellness

BCLA, BC Public Library InterLINK and the BC Libraries Cooperative invite you to attend the 2nd presentation of the five-part lunch hour series titled Libraries in the Global Arena: The Climate Emergency and Mental Wellness.

The connection between climate change and mental wellness is well documented. The climate crisis threatens much of what we rely on to be healthy – through extreme weather events, erosion of ecosystems and environments, and through social and political unrest. This is already having a profound impact on our mental well-being, and the mental well-being of our families and our co-workers. These impacts may be felt directly (our physical health and daily experiences) or indirectly (our overall sense of community wellbeing).

As the climate crisis increasingly comes to our doorstep, as demonstrated by the tragedies related to the recent heat wave, it is incumbent on libraries and their staffs to be aware of these impacts, not only on the organization, but on the communities they serve.

 

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