A few people have asked me recently about how single stream recycling works since its a better method for recycling. (which has developed since in general people don’t seem to understand how to sort and not put trash in recycle bins, especially on my campus!)
This awesome Web site www.explorethecycle.com offers simply explained, short video clips demonstrating “the cycle” and “the MRF” (and by visiting their site you can also watch clips on paper, glass, metal, plastic and overseas!)
I just had to re-post these videos from the Moraine Valley Community College Library’s Green blog. These are green-themed public service announcements created by a speech class on their campus. What a great idea!
If you missed the video “The Story of Stuff” (20 minute video) check it out but also check out the new video from the same group called “Story of Cap and Trade.” (10 minute video) They are both worth a watch and to pass on to your patrons regardless of your views on the issues.
Fun can change behaviors… how can you make being green more “fun” in your library?
(maybe try this with a recycle bin?)
(from Green Workplace blog)
I thought it was worth sharing these interesting (hmmm??) videos from NASA’s Earth Observatory satellites capturing (over time) human destruction of the planet from deforestation, irrigation and urbanization. Here is one called Sucking Out the Aral Sea:
In the 1960s, central Asia’s Aral Sea was the fourth largest lake in the world. As a result of irrigation and damming, it had shriveled to 10 percent of its original size (marked by the thin black line) by 2007. It is now three separate, highly salinic, lakes.
Watch more at Wired Science or check out NASA’s Earth Observatory site.
A great video on how smart power strips help with vampire energy loss and save you money:
if you have never seen a Common Craft Video, you must check some out now!
Here is one on CFLs worth watching and sharing with your users: