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At Legislative Plaza

The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.

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Check out this Little Free Library Design contest

Last years top winner was “Owly”. The eyes were the windows and at night the eyes even lit up.

Little Free Libraries® are installed in front yards, community centers, and public spaces all over the world, acting as book exchanges and neighborhood hubs. There are nearly 40,000 of these structures worldwide—connecting people and supporting literacy.

Chronicle Books, Little Free Library, and AIASF are inviting international architects, designers, students, and book lovers of all kinds to rethink this unique structure, and solve some problems identified by stewards—the neighborhood heroes who care for them.

300 submissions from 40 countries later…

 

Shed the monster.

Riding your bike solves problems.

Bike4ROW

A 1000 mile cycling campaign and ride around Lake Michigan that supports Recovery on Water (ROW), a rowing program for breast cancer survivors.

Options to ride all 15 days, one week or one day are available.

This sounds like a fun event and a great cause.

If I Ride

A poem to ride a bike more, and become stronger and live sustain-ably.

Enjoy life more,

Ride a bike,

Get fit.

Here is a video about how librarians can help people be more sustainable.

Sustainability and libraries

Made for “The Encounter for Sustainable Library Development” conference, February 10, 2017.

You can compost year-around. Composting is good for the environment.

waste not want not

“Baby, it’s cold outside”

So cold that my compost bucket (which we keep outside on our fire escape) had frozen shut.

After a weekend of numerous home cooked meals, our compost bowl was starting to overflow, and its contents needed to retreat to the outdoors.

There was no way I was getting the lid off the bucket, so I figured I would bring it inside to warm on up.

frozen-compost Nice and cozy compost bucket

When I got back from work, I soaked up the remaining water and was able to add my food scraps no problem.

The bucket is back outside now,  but I am sure that will not be the last time it gets to dodge the fire escape’s winter chill. Stay tuned!

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