The Kept-Up Academic Librarian notes in a recent blog post that going green can improve more than just a carbon footprint; it’s seen as fundamental and an incentive to students, parents, and even potential donors. The post refers to an article called Planet Earth 101 (from boston.com) that mentions sustainable initiatives and programs on various college campuses. More and more of these initiatives, endowments, institutes, degree programs, and campus pledges to be sustainable are occurring on college campuses (many of them student driven) creating competition amongst these institutions. Students are starting to demand more green credibility from colleges and this will continue to increase as environmental issues become more mainstream.
Don’t get left behind in the library – promote your sustainable practices, such as access to electronic resources (less paper), online tutorials (learn from wherever you are), chat services(ask for help without driving to the library), etc.