Greening Libraries, Greener Communities Conference Oct. 31

Dr. Majora CarterLehman Librarian Jennifer King will co-chair the ”Greening Libraries, Greener Communities” all-day conference on Friday, October 31, at the Bronx Library Center (310 East Kingsbridge Road at Briggs Avenue). The conference will bring together librarians and members of the community to share and learn from leading experts on a variety of green topics. Admission is free, but early registration is recommended.

Delivering the keynote address will be Dr. Majora Carter, founder of Sustainable South Bronx. Born and raised in the Bronx, she founded the organization in an effort to raise awareness and offer “economically sustainable projects informed by community needs.”

Dr. Carter is a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and was named one of Essence Magazine’s 25 Most Influential African Americans in 2007. She has received awards from the National Audubon Society, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the American Institute of Architects.

Sponsored by the Library Association of the City University of New York and The New York Public Library, the conference will focus on addressing community concerns on environmental issues and developing strategies that will have lasting effects on the way we live.

Last modified: Oct 13, 2011

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