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Sustainability at the library | Reading, Writing, Research

Sustainability at the library | Reading, Writing, Research | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Libraries, like many other organizations, are going green. They are also working to educate their patrons about sustainability. Here are some recent accomplishments.
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Libraries going green > some applications worth to look at!

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A Sustainability Librarian’s Manifesto: Your “Take Action” Checklist

A Sustainability Librarian’s Manifesto: Your “Take Action” Checklist | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Looking for a tool to help your institution with ideas and methods for promoting more environmentally sustainable environment? Madeleine Charney, librarian at University of Massachusetts Amherst,  ...

 

Sustainability checklist here: http://works.bepress.com/charney_madeleine/55/

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How a Small Net-Zero Energy Library Got the World’s Attention | Library by Design

How a Small Net-Zero Energy Library Got the World’s Attention | Library by Design | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Rebekkah Smith Aldrich:

"The library caught the attention of the UN’s Sustainability Initiative, The Future We Want/Rio+20, for its commitment to investing in a new library facility with the goal of attaining near net-zero energy usage.
Net-zero has been defined by the U.S. Department of Energy as a building that produces as much energy as it uses over the course of a year. Net-zero energy buildings are very energy efficient. The remaining low-energy needs are typically met with onsite renewable energy.
This small rural library, with an operating budget of just over $70,000, has been saving for years to address its space issues. With just 750 square feet, the library is serving its community in a facility less than one-quarter of the size necessary."


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Going Green @ your library - blog

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Environmentally friendly practices for libraries and beyond!

 

"Going green for libraries has never been more easy! Check out this blog, and get some great tips on how to incorporate some easy, environmentally friendly tips into your workday experience"  http://greeningyourlibrary.wordpress.com/

 

"This blog lists ideas, practices, tools, and techniques to help green libraries, librarians, and the communities they serve – possibly saving money or even raising money too. So here’s to a greener library and a sustainable future for all."


Via Fe Angela M. Verzosa, Afroditi Fragkou, University of Nicosia Library
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