Presentation on theme: "Going Green in the Library: Its Not Just for Contractors Michael Crumpton, UNC Greensboro Sarah B. Dorsey, UNC Greensboro Ameet D. Doshi, Georgia Perimeter."— Presentation transcript:
Going Green in the Library: Its Not Just for Contractors Michael Crumpton, UNC Greensboro Sarah B. Dorsey, UNC Greensboro Ameet D. Doshi, Georgia Perimeter College Mary G. Scanlon, Wake Forest University Beth Filar Williams, UNC Greensboro
Reuse One staff party can produce bags and bags of garbage containing: – Paper plates and napkins – Plastic (styrene) cups and utensils – Plastic table coverings – food waste The recycling potential for these materials is minimal, at best.
Reuse Alternatives? – Buy a set of real silverware at Goodwill – Buy a set of real dishes at the Habitat store – Buy a fabric table cloth – Encourage people to bring their own cups and glasses to meetings and parties
Recycling Library Material What to do with weeded books? Used book sale aLibris Better World Books Donate to another non-profits – public library – womens shelter Remove hard covers and recycle paper
Recycling Library Material What to do with used packaging? Use large envelopes for campus mail Ship ILL materials in used boxes Reuse packing material – peanuts, bubble wrap Recycle any cardboard or chipboard that cant be reused
Recycling Library Material What to do with e-waste? Send to a re-builder: RetroBox, FreeGeek Donate to local technical college to practice repairs Bring to Goodwill
Tips for Saving Gas 1.Plan ahead and combine as many errands into one trip as possible. 2.Inflate your tires to the proper setting. 3.Don't speed, and avoid quick acceleration. 4.Avoid excessive idling. 5.Change air and fuel filters periodically. 6.Buy your gas during the coolest part of the day. 7.Tune up your engine. 8.Use the right engine oil.
Learning Theory Methods Positive reinforcement Positive punishment Negative reinforcement Negative punishment Use a combination of methods to change behavior – yours, your co-workers and your institutions.
Behavior-Related Myths Can Block Long-lasting Change Crisis is a powerful impetus for change Change is motivated by fear The facts will set us free Small, gradual changes are always easier to make and sustain We can't change because our brains become "hardwired" early in life
Paying the Price Apply for Grants Get Donors interested Collaborate with other organizations Share with community organizations
Greening Your Library http://greeningyourlibrary.pbworks.com/Inspira tionInnovationCelebration Facebook group = greenlibrary