CHEERS TO SLA!! From the press release: “The Special Libraries Association (SLA), a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners, today announced it will take the first steps and begin efforts to become an environmentally sensitive organization at the membership, board, volunteer leadership, and staff level.”
SLA has already begun greening their offices through elminating excessive paper use, replacing disposable plates, cups, and utensils with real washable ware, buying recycled products only, recycling everything they can, creating incentives for staff to use public transportation, and purchasing carbon credits to offset all staff travel for events throughout the year. At their next event, the SLA Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO in Seattle in June 2008, they will lauch significant environmental initiatives. They hope to see a ripple effect througout the SLA community as they launch this green initiative.