A sustainable community is one that has a well-functioning local economy, broad access to resources, high-quality education, and is environmentally sound.

This category recognizes innovations in promoting and modeling sound environmental practices; economic development and social equity.       

Read and Feed2013 Top Innovator
Read and Feed: Partnerships for Building Healthy Community >
Sacramento Public Library, CA

2013 Honorable Mention
My Neighbor's Kitchen Table >
Alameda County Library, CA    

Books and Butchers ›
Johnson County Library, KS
Growing Connections ›
St. Louis County Library, MO
Main Library Energy Retrofit ›
Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, OH
Our Trash Becomes Jail's Treasure ›
DeKalb County Public Library, GA
Seed Library ›
Pima County Public Library, AZ