Posts Tagged ‘green’

Celebrating Earth Day/Week

Found this on a blog called “A Librarian’s Guide to Etiquette.” Thought you guys might like it as well.

Librarians can celebrate Earth Week by…

  • Unplugging all of the library’s computers
  • Burning library books to save fossil fuels
  • Encouraging staff to not shower for a week
  • Only circulating green books
  • Using patron poop to fertilize library landscaping
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Word of Caution

At the main branch, and probably at all the branches, we have a box full of recycled paper. I was going through it the other day and noticed some items that should not have been in there so I wanted to make a post about what not to put in these boxes. Blank paper should never be placed in these boxes. Put it back into the copier to be used for actual printing. Prints that a patron has rejected but still has any of their personal information on it, even an email address, should not be placed in the box. Lastly, anything we print off from Atriuum that has patron’s information on it should not be placed in the box. This is true of reserve lists too because they still have the patron’s name on it. So, just be careful about what is put into these boxes. Thanks.

Going Green Suggestions

At our team meetings last week KC announced the idea of the system going green. There are plenty of ways this can be done within out buildings. A few mentioned were recycling paper by putting bins next to the public copiers, turning out lights in meeting rooms and bathrooms when not in use, and making sure all the water faucets are turned off. This is just the beginning of what we could do. Please leave comments with your suggestions on the initiative. Below I have listed a few websites regarding different ideas on how to go green. Thanks.

http://www.treehugger.com

http://www.earth911.org

http://www.sepa.org.uk/green/guidance.htm