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Climate Preparedness Week 2022: The Planet’s Health and Yours

September 24 – 30, 2022 is Climate Preparedness Week. This year's theme is The Planet’s Health and Yours: Facing the Invisible Impact of Climate Change. Climate Preparedness Week is held every year at the end of September to raise awareness and provide educational programs to help prepare communities for extreme weather events. The Concord Free Public Library, in partnership with the Massachusetts Library System and the Blue Marble Librarians, joined in this initiative of Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) in 2019. This is the Concord Free Public Library’s fourth year participating in Climate Preparedness Week. [View Program Brochure]

The Concord Free Public Library has worked with many town and community partners over the years, and this year we are joined by the Concord Fire Department, Concord Health Department, Great Meadows Public Health Collaborative, Town of Concord Archives, Concord Land Conservation Trust, Concord Natural Resources Division, Codman Community Farms, the Concord Free Public Library Corporation, and the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.

Please check our event calendar for details and to register; highlights include Wildfires in Massachusetts: A Hot Topic (watch video recording) with our Concord Fire Chief Thomas Judge and Assistant Fire Chief Walter Latta, and Propagate Local, Native Pollinator Plants Across Concord with Executive Director of Concord Land Conservation Trust Jane Gurba-Chevalier and Natural Resources Director of Concord Natural Resources Division Delia Kaye.

We look forward to seeing you!