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Partner with ALA to achieve a carbon neutral LLX24

  • 1.  Partner with ALA to achieve a carbon neutral LLX24

    Posted Nov 10, 2023 09:08 AM

    Registration for LLX24 is open now! The American Library Association recognizes that personal travel to conferences is a large contributor to the carbon footprint of our gathering as well as your personal carbon footprint.

    ALA has a robust event sustainability program in place and best practices are already being used. Since 2020, ALA has committed to paying for a portion of our Carbon Offsets and encouraging conference attendees to help offset the rest through a donation at registration. There still remains a gap and there is more work to be done.

    Carbon offset purchases are an acknowledgment that there are limits to an individual’s ability to reduce energy use. To make up for the carbon emissions we cannot avoid, ALA uses a third party to take another action to reduce carbon emissions elsewhere. We have once again partnered with Native, a public benefits company and certified B Corp. This year we are supporting The Crow Lake Wind Project.

    Aja Bettencourt-McCarthy
    University of Cincinnati Main Campus - Cincinnati, OH