Online Degree Programs has a great blog post called: Teaching Green: 100 Tips, Tools & Resources for Every Kind of Classroom. They offer lists of online resources by category and here are some examples:
The Green Guy blog post, though not a recent post, summarizes the issues, background, and stats of paper vs plastic bag debate, including how they are made, the waste, the energy, and including links for more information . Worth a read or a post to share with others wondering which is better … for when you forget to bring your canvas reusable bag.
Booklist Online offers a nice annotated list of e-waste websites complied by Mary Ellen Quinn, such as the EPA’s eCyling Greenpeace’s annual Guide to Greener Electronics, and and Earth911. Visit the page for more details especially if you are looking for ways to get rid of old electronics in your library but don’t forget to share these links with your patrons and staff too.
Here is just one of many examples popping up these days as libraries are creating their own ‘green pages’ or green blogs or environmental resources Web sites. The Burbank Public Library offers these Green Pages to blog about their green ideas offer resource links and share news – also including a calendar of So Cal green events and a display the twitter feed for their city’s water and power company.
I know lots of other libraries are creating such pages, blogs or twitter accounts but please comment and share your information! I gathering links to libraries’ green pages for libraries to create a resources for everyone to use. FYI – for resource listing specifically on green library buildings visit Green Libraries site.
Check out Booklist Online’s list of top 10 environmental books for 2010 (by Donna Seaman)
- Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. By Bill McKibben. 2010. Times, $24 (9780805090567).
- Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything. By Daniel Goleman. 2009. Broadway, $26 (9780385527828).
- Eating Animals. By Jonathan Safran Foer. 2009. Little, Brown, $25.99 (9780316069908).
- Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis. By Al Gore. 2009. Rodale, paper, $26.99 (9781594867347).
- A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster. By Rebecca Solnit. 2009. Viking, $27.95 (9780670021079).
- Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things. By Rick Smith and others. 2010. Counterpoint, $25 (9781582435671).
- Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity. By James Hansen. 2009. Bloomsbury, $25 (9781608192007).
- Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization. By Steven Solomon. 2010. Harper, $27.99 (9780060548308).
- The Wild Marsh: Four Seasons at Home in Montana. By Rick Bass. 2009. Houghton, $26 (9780547055169).
- The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America. By Douglas Brinkley. 2009. Harper, $34.99 (9780060565282).
Check out real examples of schools taking strides in the categories of Green Energy, Green Education, Green Eating, Green Building, Green Transport, and Conservation on this site 50 Big Ways that Schools Are Going Green
The Book Industry Environmental Council (BIEC), which includes publishers, retailers, printers and more, has been promoting environmental practices for the book industry, setting goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and looking into creating a label to indicate greener publishers. Enter their contest to create 3 progressive levels indicating environmental achievement in publishing and win $500. Entries due March 1 2010. Read the details and guidelines. Download the poster (PDF).