Our Quest for the Earth Flag


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On Wednesday, January 12 at 7:00 p.m., Kay McKeen, Executive Director and founder of the environmental education organization SCARCE (School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education) located in DuPage County, awarded an Earth Flag to Roselle Public Library District. <p>
The Library “Green Team,” organized and motivated by Circulation Department Head Christy Snyders in September of 2009, led the way as Roselle Public Library staff successfully completed each environmentally friendly task on the path to earning the Earth Flag. <p>
The Roselle Public Library District “Green Team” and staff continue to actively promote environmental education for the community through programming, informational displays, positive environmental practices in the Library, and adding to the Library’s collections of materials on environmental issues.<p>
Roselle Public Library District is located at 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL. For more information please call the Library at (630) 529-1641 or check us out on-line at www.roselle.lib.il.us.

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Our Quest for the Earth Flag

  1. 1. The<br />Roselle Public Library<br />Committed to<br />Environmental<br />Sustainability<br />
  2. 2. QUEST <br />FOR THE<br />EARTH FLAG!<br />Green Audit & Green team Meeting<br />October 2009<br />2. SCARCE Staff training presentation<br />September 2010<br />3. Ongoing Recycling program<br />Continuing<br />4. Sponsor a waste or energy reduction activity<br />Nike Re-Use a Shoe, Apr & May 2010<br />5. Volunteer at a Community Event<br />Village Green Night, April 2010<br />
  3. 3. SUSTAINABILITY<br />INITIATIVES<br />@ the Roselle Public Library<br />recycling<br />eco friendly <br />lighting upgrades<br />CFL<br />programmable <br />thermostats<br />rechargeable<br />batteries<br />green <br />computing<br />VOC paint<br />turning off<br />lights when <br />not in use<br />Re-useable<br />coffee mugs<br />
  4. 4. STAFF TRAINING<br />Staff training<br />With SCARCE<br />Sept. 2010<br />Staff training <br />Nov. 2009<br />
  5. 5. Green Computing<br />Eco font<br />Turn off your monitor<br />when not in use<br />Use both sides<br />Of the paper<br />
  6. 6. GREEN BUILDING<br />programmable<br />thermostats<br />Energy efficient lighting<br />CFL & LED<br />Reduced VOC paint<br />Energy efficient HVAC<br />
  7. 7. RECYCLING<br />There are 23 <br />recycling <br />opportunities<br />at the library, <br />for both staff <br />and patrons.<br />
  8. 8. More sustainability…<br />Bring your own<br />mug to work!<br />TURN OFF<br /> THE LIGHTS!<br />Use rechargeable <br />batteries<br />
  9. 9. EDUCATIONAL<br />& MARKETING<br />INITIATIVES<br />Twitter<br />&<br />Blog<br />12 MONTHS OF<br />GREEN PROGRAMMING<br />Bibliographies<br />RPLD <br />Environmental<br />Plan<br />Green Tips included in <br />Monthly eNewsletter<br />Library Lights<br />Green Info.<br />Green Corner<br />Collection Development<br />
  10. 10. 12 MONTHS OF<br />Green Programming<br />Grandparents Got Game<br />Organize to be Green<br />Recycling 101<br />Express Yourself<br />Book covers<br />Great magazine Giveaway<br />One drop at a time:<br />Sustainability and <br />your garden<br />Greening Your Home<br />“Green” Flowers<br />Preserving Habitats for the <br />Monarch Butterfly<br />Recycled Comics<br />Friends of the library<br />Book Sale<br />Garbage Monsters<br />Master Gardner Help Desk<br />
  11. 11. “Organizing to be Green”<br />Adult Services <br />January 11<br />February<br />January<br />Great Magazine Giveaway<br />Adult Services<br />February 18-22<br />March<br />“Recycling 101”<br />Adult Services<br />March 9<br />“One Drop at a Time:<br />Sustainability and your Garden”<br />Adult Services<br />March 15<br />
  12. 12. MAY<br />APRIL<br />“Preserving Habitats<br /> for the Monarch Butterfly”<br />Adult Services<br />May 2<br />“Master Gardner<br />Help Desk”<br />Adult Services<br />4-26, 5-2,6-21<br />Kreative Kids<br />“Green flowers<br />(from recycled materials)”<br />Youth Services<br />April 22<br />JUNE<br />“Sand Bottle Art”<br />Teen<br />June 17<br />“Recycled Comics”<br />Teen<br />April 22<br />“Recycled Paper Making”<br />Grandparents Got Game<br />June 23<br />
  13. 13. SEPTEMBER<br />AUGUST<br />JULY<br />Kreative Kids<br />“Going Green”<br />Youth Services<br />Sept. 16<br />“Garbage Monsters”<br />Youth Services<br />July 15<br />Activities using recycled materials<br />Grandparents Got Game<br />July & August<br />Express Yourself Book Covers<br />Teen<br />September 3<br />
  14. 14. “Greening Your Home”<br />Adult Services<br />October 25<br />OCTOBER<br />Used Book Sale<br />Friends of the Library<br />November 12 & 13<br />NOVEMBER<br />Activities using <br />Recycled materials<br />Grandparents Got Game<br />December 22<br />DECEMBER<br />
  15. 15. COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT<br />Kill-a-Watt device<br />available for checkout.<br />A small sampling of materials available <br />for checkout on environmental and <br />sustainability issues available in <br />Youth Services, Teen and Adult Services.<br />
  16. 16. COMMUNITY<br />Village Green Night <br />April 29<br />Nike Re-Use a Shoe Drive<br />April 19 – May 17<br />
  17. 17. GREEN TEAM FORMED OCTOBER 2009<br />