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ERIC Number: EJ872686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
Environmental Education: Going Green Is a Library-Wide Effort
Helmer, Jodi
Library Media Connection, v28 n4 p22-23 Jan-Feb 2010
Going green is a hot topic. Everyone from Hollywood to the White House is talking about the need to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Often, the messages are targeted to making changes at home: taking canvas bags to the supermarket, installing low flow showerheads and starting a compost pile. While these changes can make a big difference, such initiatives fail to address the environmental impact of the resources used at work. The American Library Association (ALA) is asking libraries to green their operations and has initiated the Task Force on the Environment to encourage libraries and librarians to get involved. In this article, the author provides insight into going green. Making libraries more environmentally friendly should be viewed as a long-term commitment with a triple bottom line. It protects the planet, safeguards the health of staff, volunteers, and patrons, and has a positive impact on the operating budget.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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