Going Green in Your Library Building & Programs

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Going Green in Your Library Building & Programs

  1. 1. Going GREEN in your building, programs and more Linda Wilkins Westerville Public Library Rebecca McFarland Euclid Public Library
  2. 2. The library can Go Green as an ENVIRONMENTAL LEADER EDUCATOR PARTNER Public Libraries Going Green By Kathryn Miller
  3. 3. environmental LEADER Power down
  4. 6. www.recyclingbin.com
  5. 13. Electricity meter for check-out Shows the operating costs of household appliances Connect an appliance to the Kill A WattEZ and it will assess the efficiency. www.p3international.com/products/p4460.html
  6. 14. environmental EDUCATOR ONLINE GUIDE PROVIDES: -- Keywords for searching -- How the library can help -- Websites -- Green products -- Books & movies -- Green activism -- Local information -- Online databases explore.westervillelibrary.org/green
  7. 17. We all have green spaces outside – use them for fun!
  8. 21. Greening Westerville Fair environmental PARTNER
  9. 23. Greening Westerville Fair presenters: -- SmartRecycle -- Wild Birds Unlimited -- Raisin Rack Natural Food Market -- Inniswood Metro Gardens -- the Ohio Energy Project -- Java Central -- Westerville Farmers Market -- City Electric Division & Franklin Soil & Water Conservation Project -- Holl’s Honey -- Flying J Organic Farm
  10. 26. As a lead-in to our CHILDREN’S GARDEN: Family Storytime & Planting Kids potted their seeds to take home and nurture
  11. 27. Children’s Garden Westerville Mayor, speaker at groundbreaking Westerville Garden Club funded the plants
  12. 28. As the children planted, their plants were marked with their names.
  13. 29. Little Green Thumbs Gardening Club <ul><li>Each Saturday 10-11am </li></ul><ul><li>Tended garden </li></ul><ul><li>Craft or activity </li></ul>
  14. 30. Susan and I met with my landscape architect friend on Friday. Sounds like plans are moving forward! She’s got a space picked out and plans to start with tomatoes, herbs and peppers. Definitely feel free to check with her for more details! Coming this summer: Pizza Garden Ornamental Grasses In the plans: CSA community sponsored agriculture -- joint programs with community gardeners and family growers
  15. 34. Sustainable Landscaping Shade Tree Commission -- Landscape designer -- Rep from County Soil & Water Conservation District -- Nursery Owner
  16. 36. Parks & Recreation Westerville Bike Shop Allstate Insurance BikeSource Library: Pit Stop
  17. 38. inhabitat.com/ book-shelf-made-from-books/ realsimple.com/home-organizing/ new-uses-for-old-things
  18. 39. Create a hiding place Altered Art for the First Time by Madeline Arendt Altered Books Workshop Scrapbooking and More with Found Objects See it on Slideshare
  19. 40. What’s Bugging You? Local metro park system
  20. 41. The Phenomenal Bee Central OH Beekeepers Assoc. How bees pollinate, make honey & beeswax Crickets, Beetles & Flies, Oh My! OSU Entomology graduate student Do bees have knees? Do dragonflies sting?
  21. 43. Teens participated in a contest to paint the old, wood book carts. Paint and prizes were provided by the Friends of the Library.
  22. 45. Let the public know what you’re doing behind the scenes! . . . and remind them of what you’re doing in public areas!
  23. 46. Eco matting is made from recycled plastic bottles. If you have mats like this, let the public know!
  24. 49. We make green, we spend green, let’s GO GREEN !
  25. 50. “ Green is the fen shui color of renewal and fresh energy. The color green is very nourishing to your health as it calms your nerves and balances your whole body by bringing healing vibrations from Mother Nature.” fengshui.com

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