Climate change is causing lasting and devastating problems for our world right now. As a hub for information and community-building, the Library is a critical part of the response to this emergency. Climate Future is a community-driven initiative to share knowledge, inspire action and—collectively—change the world for the better by reducing local emissions.



This year, we invite community members to join our climate-themed reading challenge and explore our curated list of fiction and non-fiction titles. Through this challenge, we encourage everyone to read outside of our comfort zones, expand our collective understanding and start a larger discussion around the causes and lasting effects of climate change on our world. Browse the titles online and start reading, listening and watching!

Click the image below to download your own reading checklist to your computer.


Book Chat: The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success

Join us for a virtual book chat! We will be discussing SFU Professor Mark Jaccard's book The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success, which explores the effects of climate change and the myths that hinder progress.

Saturday, May 30, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Register for the Zoom link.

The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success presented by Mark Jaccard

Join SFU Professor and author Mark Jaccard to find out what actions you can do to prevent extreme climate impacts.

Mark Jaccard is Distinguished Professor in Simon Fraser University's School of Resource and Environmental Management and author of Citizen's Guide to Climate Success: Overcoming Myths That Hinder Progress.

Tuesday, June 2, 4 – 5 p.m. Register for the Zoom link.

Resilient Gardens in a Changing Climate with Linda Gilkeson

Join Linda Gilkeson to learn how extreme weather affects plants, including trees, and how you can design resilient food and ornamental gardens to help plants survive 'weird weather'.

Wednesday, June 3, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Register for the Zoom link.


Researching environmental topics or just interested in doing your part to save the Earth? These resources will help you get started.

We also encourage you to check out Carbon Footprint, a UK-based free, comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint calculator; and Project Neutral, a Canadian non-profit that offers a simple and free GHG footprint at a glance. You must create a free account to use their calculator.