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READ BRAVE: CIVIC LAB

Civic Lab is an interactive exhibit that addresses issues impacting the community and engages citizens in conversations relevant to their communities. Learn about how our climate crisis is already impacting your community and take action. Visit your local branch to experience Civic Lab in person.

CLIMATE QUIZ

Test your knowledge of our climate crisis. Sources include Saint Paul's Climate Action & Resilience Plan, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and Climate Change Evidence and Causes, An overview from the Royal Society and the US National Academy of Sciences.

TAKE ACTION

You know the climate crisis is devastating the planet. You want to know what we can do. What you can do.  Here are some easy ways to take personal action.

RESOURCES

Learn more about our climate crisis with these interactive resources.

Civic Lab Resources

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Read Brave 2020

Why Lake Superior Is Rising and What That Means for Duluth

The Great Lakes, to which Duluth owes so much, are changing as a result of slow geological processes as well as rapid climate change.

Weather 2050

America is warming fast. See how your city’s weather will be different in just one generation

Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink

Two-thirds of North American birds are at increasing risk of extinction from global temperature rise.

How climate change will impact the Boundary Waters

The Boundary Waters may seem unchangeable and stoic. But humankind's actions over time are far too much for nature.

How Climate Change Will Impact Minnesota

Ready for a Minnesota that's hot, wet, and smells like cilantro? Here's what the future holds for our wild places–and your backyard.

How Tribes Are Harnessing Data to Plan for Climate Change

Climate change is already damaging Indigenous ways of life. But tribes are adapting.

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit - Tribal Nations

Climate change impacts are projected to be especially severe for many of the 567 federally recognized tribes in the United States.

Read Brave: Civic Lab

Learn about how our climate crisis is already impacting your community and take action.

What climate change issues are you most concerned about in YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD and that you would like to see addressed?

What climate change issues are you most concerned about in YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD and that you would like to see addressed?
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What climate change issues are you most concerned about in YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD and that you would like to see addressed?

  • The risk of urban flooding during extreme rainfalls, resulting in property damage
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  • Improving access to public transit to reduce pollution and our transportation costs
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  • Poor air quality made worse during summer heat waves
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  • Ability to stay cool during heat waves and warm and safe during a power outage or flood
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  • Keeping home energy bills down and improving comfort and energy efficiency
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  • The lack of trees and green space to lessen the adverse impacts of climate change
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  • Other
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Read Brave: Our Climate Crisis Fiction

Have you finished The Marrow Thieves? Library staff members have curated these fiction titles that grapple with our climate crisis.

Read Brave: Our Climate Crisis Nonfiction

If you finished Climate Justice and are looking for more nonfiction titles that address our climate crisis, this list is for you!

Ann Griffin on Twitter: "Ms. Cate from @stpaullibrary came and…" | 2260068

Ms. Cate from @stpaullibrary came and told us all about #ReadBrave . By popular vote, we will read Zoey and Sassafras Merhorses and Bubbles by @AsiaCitroAuthor first! @GlobalArtsPlus

April Pulley Sayre on Twitter: "Love the idea of #ReadBrave…" | 2260066

Love the idea of #ReadBrave list! Thank You Earth is my heart in a book. Thx @stpaullibrary @LauraPSalas Congrats @Miranda_Paul @toddparr

MPR News on Twitter: "St. Paul Public Libraries is hoping to…" | 2258804

St. Paul Public Libraries is hoping to foster a community-wide conversation about #ClimateChange with its Read Brave program. mprnews.org/episode/2020/0…

Ms. Kreitzer's Class on Twitter: "The Saint Paul Public Library…" | 2254818

The Saint Paul Public Library came to give book talks to an engaged 5th grade audience about the Read Brave program. @stpaullibrary @GlobalArtsPlus

How to Talk to Kids About Climate Change

Teaching children how to be resilient and solve big-picture problems will prepare them for the future.

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Read Brave is also supported by the Katherine B. Andersen Fund, and the Saint Paul Saints.

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