Travel offsets for librarians: resources

After listening to a recent webinar talk by David Selden (of the National Indian Law Library) for the American Library Association’s SustainRT I wanted to share some of the travel off set resources he provided.

As he spoke about the founding of the Committee on Environmental Sustainability under the American Association of Law Libraries, their activities include a Conference Travel Offset Project and a Resolution on Sustainability in Law Libraries (read more) The December 1 webinar  recording and his slides  are available, and here are so recommended resources:

Zen Pig Books – mindfulness for kids!

Screen Shot 2016-08-01 at 9.24.14 AMZen Pig, by Mark and Amy Lynn Brown—  a children’s book series written and illustrated by a husband and wife team from Nashville, TN, designed to nurture the seeds of gratitude, mindfulness and love in young children. Each book sold gives 10 people clean water for 1 year through Mocha Club. A great series for all sustainable librarians to buy!

Visit Www.zenpigbook.com for more info & to shop for the books.

 

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Winners of the IFLA Green Library Award 2016

IFLAs ENSULIB (Environmental Sustainability and Libraries)
Winners of the IFLA Green Library Award 2016 

1st Place: El Pequeño Sol ecological library (The Little Sun Ecological Library), Germinalia A.C., San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, which was found to be “a project where sustainability was in the soul of the project from the first starting of the idea until to the new library”.

— THIS STORY IS AWESOME! Worth #1 slot – a must watch —


2nd Place: City of Cockburn, Australia, which was characterized as an “excellent green building with sustainable projects”.


3rd Place: La Tierra para quien la siembra (The Land is for those who sow), Columbia, which was found to be “Good working for sustainability with the community!”


More information about the IFLA award and the winning video: ENSULIB | ENSULIB on Facebook

For further information:Petra Hauke (Berlin, Germany), contact person for the IFLA Green Library Award: petra.hauke@hu-berlin.de, or Harri Sahavirta (Helsinki, Finland), convener of ENSULIB: harri.sahavirta@hel.fi.

SustainRT’s Madeleine Charney on Lost in the Stacks Radio Show RECORDING!

UPDATE!

If you missed it live you must listen to the recording!  Its all about SustainRT with lots of good music mixed in.

Hear the show at http://traffic.libsyn.com/lostinthestacks/LITS_Episode_301.mp3

Screen Shot 2016-04-22 at 8.39.00 AMTune in Friday April 22, Earth Day, for the Lost in the Stacks radio show at noon eastern! SustainRT’s Madeleine Charney will be on the show talking about the Sustainability Round Table and things sustainable for libraries.

 

So, what is Lost in the Stacks:

The one and only Research Library Rock’n’Roll show  – on Fridays at noon (eastern)!  Ameet and Charlie from the Georgia Tech Library pick a theme and free-associate an hour of music, interviews, and library talk every Friday for lunch. You’ll hear indie rock, pop rock, alt rock, New Wave, and the occasional oddity in between interviews with students, faculty, and librarians.

Hybrid Bookmobiles

This blog on bookmobiles is really fun to skim  (bikemobiles- bikebrarians, floating libraries, big rig libraries, etc) But what caught my eye was the recent post on hybrid bookmobiles. According to the blog, Mendocino County CA had the first hybrid bookmobile in Feb 2012 – a diesel/electric and solar panels, and is  50% more efficiently that its predecessor (more here). Then Rochester, MN had the next hybrid with solar panels, LED lights and recycled floors saying $3000/year in operating costs.

bring your own coffee cup…

GOOD TO GO is dedicated to changing the way New Yorkers enjoy their coffee. We want to improve the to-go coffee experience and reduce waste at the same time.  We are working with coffee retailers, reusable cup companies, local artists, bloggers, journalists and members of NYC government to make this change happen.” ….BUT it has good info + ideas  for anyone who goes out and grabs a cup of joe not matter where you live….we all need to be change agents to make anything happen.  Read about their research and approach to this project. But what I really wanted to show was their cool and enlightening infographic

 

 

 

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