Planning an Engaging and Impactful Earth Day Program (January 2022)

Description: The presenters will show how you can energize teens to celebrate Earth Day and help make a difference in the community using the inspirational book Girls Who Green the World: Thirty-Four Rebel Women Out to Save the Planet. A free Toolkit filled with event ideas and resources which will enable you to easily create a robust and meaningful environmental-based event.. Recorded webinar includes an Earth Day Toolkit. 

 By participating in this webinar, you will be able to: 

  • Understand how amazing group of diverse young environmentalists and how they can inspire teens
  • Plan a community-based program at your library that will get teens excited to participate
  • Understand how environmentally harmful fast fashion is and how to host a Clothes Swap event to be a part of #Worldclothesswapday
  • Educate teens about food waste and the problem with plastic and how you can help teens start an educational or recycling program at their school or in your city
  • Promote your Earth Day event and get attention for your library

Presenters: Diana Kapp, Author; Rachel Breinin, Educational Consultant 

Diana Kapp is a journalist who shines a light on the changemakers shaping today’s environmental movement. Both a call to action and a compendium of role models, her newest book Girls Who Green the World (publishing on April 5, 2022; Random House) spotlights 34 visionaries driving change in clean energy, waste reduction, sustainable food and fashion, ocean health, plastic alternatives, and activism. As with her previous collection Girls Who Run the World: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business, lauded by Forbes and NPR’s Marketplace, Kapp champions young women’s immense power, reminding them that anything is possible, and inspiring them to join the fight for the planet’s future.

Rachel Breinin is an educational consultant who has worked with thousands of librarians to develop successful library programs for the book-based movies Little Women and Wonder. She has also helped YALSA create a journaling program for teens with the author Meg (The Princess Diaries) Cabot.