NYR Drawdown LogoThis program is part of the state-wide New York Reads: Drawdown program which provides your community with the opportunity to come together in conversation around science-based solutions. By prioritizing discussions around the 100 most impactful solutions for slowing down climate change, citizens and whole communities can spend their time, energy and enthusiasm on making a true difference for their future.


New York Reads: Drawdown–The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse GW

Saturday, April 6,10am-4pm in the library lobby

Patrons can stop in at the program named after the Hawken book to discover information about state Drawdown program, which hopes to ignite conversations about the types of actions individuals

 and whole communities can take to impact global warming. During this day, patrons can also sign up for the LPL’s Drawdown EcoChallenge, which will run through Wednesday, April 24.

During the program, extra copies of the book have been made available for download via the OCPL’s Overdrive app, and there’s also an audio version available through the LPL’s Hoopla service.

There’s also an excellent video that helps explain the motivations of the program and suggests 19 other books that can help the cause. You can find it here.

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Other library events that will be part of the EcoChallenge include:

Fresh Starts Here  • Thursday, April 18 • 6:30pm    
Discuss products grown and produced locally with Elizabeth Judge of Visit Syracuse and CNY Fresh, Erin Hull of Lucky 13 Beef and others. Theresa Evans of Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency will talk about sustainability practices for the home.

Earth Day Walkabout • Saturday, April 20 • 1pm
Gather with a group at the LPL and then spread around the Village to pick up litter. Return to the library for a celebration.

Earth Day with OCRRA and Milkweed Seed Giveaway • Monday, April 22 • 9am-9pm
Visit the LPL lobby to learn about recycling and composting from OCRRA specialists. Bring home a free sample of certified compost and milkweed seeds to help start your butterfly garden.

Arbor Day Tree Giveaway • Friday, April 26
While supplies last. Visit the LPL customer service desk to receive a free tulip tree seedling.


Village Tree Walk with Tree Buds • Saturday, April 27 • 10am
Tour Johnson Park, Washington Park and the LPL Dinosaur Garden Lawn with Lisa Ballantyne, horticulturist and member of the Village Tree committee, to learn about grant-funded trees planted here.

People who attend at least one of these events, visit the site www.drawdown.org, read Hawken’s book, and complete tasks at ecochallenge.org will be eligible for the LPL prize drawing if they turn in a completed checklist to the LPL information desk by April 29.