Recommended by ALA SustainRT folks, this Travel Calculator can be used estimating your carbon emissions http://www.nativeenergy.com/travel.html Transportation comprises nearly 30% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, so estimating how much you drive or fly can help you see your impact and maybe reconsider alternatives. You can buy carbon offsets for the traveling you do. Perhaps some places of work would offer buying carbon offsets for you if you have to travel?
Side note: this site also has a household offsets calculator as well!
Librarian Gary Shaffer (who’s book Creating the Sustainable Public Library: The Triple Bottom Line Approach, will be published in early 2018) wrote this short column for American Libraries magazine. Triple bottom line sustainability is a framework that looks holistically at environmental, economic and social aspects. He shares a few ideas on how libraries can lead the way for their communities and ensure they themselves thrive well into the future.
IFLA conference is coming soon! The Environment, Sustainability and Libraries (ENSULIB) a special interest group under IFLA. They will be hosting a two-day satellite meeting to be held in Berlin, Germany August 16-17, 2017. Space is limited so please register soon.
Theme: “Collaborative Strategies for Successful Green Libraries: Buildings, Management, Programs and Services”
Where: Philological Library, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany
The program, hotel information, and registration is all on the conference website.
Speakers are coming from Brazil, Cameroon, Finland, Germany, Kenya, Spain, Uganda, and USA.
The winner of the IFLA Green Library Award 2017 will also be presented.