Resources for Learning about Sustainability

Spring is a season for sustainability, with Earth Day on April 22 and water conservation programs happening at the library. Learn more about how your library can connect you with resources to learn about sustainability.

Get the latest news about sustainability with Gale OneFile News. With articles from international newspapers and newswires, academic journals, reference books, and more, News is a great resource for in-depth research. Looking to break down this large topic into more specific areas to explore? Try Gale’s Topic Finder, which identifies subtopics and connects you with related articles. It’s all free with your library card.

Are you a visual learner? Find what you’re looking for with LinkedIn Learning. This popular collection of video learning courses includes topics from daily habits for sustainable living to business and leadership subjects like LEED certification. Your library card gets you free access to LinkedIn Learning’s full catalog of videos. To use the LinkedIn Learning app for iOS or Android, choose "Sign in with your library card," enter cpl as the Library ID, then enter your library card and PIN numbers.

Sustainability is a popular subject for documentary film, and Kanopy has a selection of documentaries that you can also access with your library card. From food and water to energy and ecology, Kanopy offers streaming video with no fees and no commercials. Sign up for a free Kanopy account with your library card and get 10 credits per month.

Check out our upcoming Water-Wise Workshops to learn about landscaping that will help you conserve the desert’s most precious resource:

Watering Schedules - When and How Long to Water
Saturday, April 1 at 9:30 a.m., Hamilton Library
Please register here.

How to Make a Cactus and Succulent Garden
Tuesday, April 11 at 6 p.m., Downtown Chandler Library
Please register here.

Landscape Design - Basic Yard Makeover
Wednesday, April 19 at 6 p.m., Downtown Chandler Library
Please register here.

Visit our calendar for a complete schedule of Water-Wise Workshops. Also check out our Earth Day programs, from kids’ activities to adult crafts and a Beanstack reading challenge!