Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Green Libraries 2.0

There is growing interest in environmental sustainability issues in the library world.

Among the web 2.0 sources to help people keep track:
  • Going Green At Your Library: "As John Muir wrote 'When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.' The inspirational quote has long guided me in life knowing that my actions - or lack of action - has a profound effect on the world. My other passion is librarianship –freedom and access to all information, ideas, and resources for people everywhere. My goal is to connect these two important aspects of my life and myself as a human being living (temporarily) on this Earth. I am a regular blog reader and contribute post/comments to several blogs but until now, hadn’t found the need to create one of my own. The excitement of finally seeing “green” practices making national, main stream news has encouraged me to create a Greening Your Library Blog. This blog lists ideas, practices, tools, and techniques to help libraries become more environmentally friendly, save money, and possibly even raise money for their library in the process. So here’s to a greener library and a greener future for all." (January 3, 2008 introduction)
  • The Green Library: "The Green Library blog is devoted to documenting significant activities, events, literature, and projects that focus on ' ... increasing the efficiency with which buildings use resources — energy, water, and materials — while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment during the building's lifecycle, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal' of and by libraries."
  • Green Library Facebook Group: created by the people behind The Green Library blog


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posted by Michel-Adrien at 7:32 pm


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