Presentation on theme: "Going Green in the Library"— Presentation transcript:
1 Going Green in the Library Prepared ByJalpa TejuraPresented ByDhanlaxmi Patel
2 What does it mean to “Go Green”? Reduce Waste – “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”Conserve Water, Energy & ResourcesPurchase Environment Friendly ProductsImprove Worker & Patron EnvironmentEducate Staff and PublicUse renewable energy and materials that are sustainably harvested. Protect and restore local air, water, soils, etc.
3 What makes a library green? LEEDUnited States, the non-profit organization the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
4 Site Selection Must be situated in center of the location. Location must be near to nature.The parking area must be adequateMust be close to the public and private places i.e. school, temples, city hall etc.Library
5 Water Conservation Store Rainwater Connect your downspout to a rain barrel.Reuse the water for garden.Design waterless urinalsRecycling of wastewater through purification at a water treatment plant.Using low flow taps in wash basins
6 Energy Conservation Use fans instead of A/C. Take advantage of more windowsTake advantage of natural light.Use eco-friendly light bulbsUse Solar Energy productsUse of Wind wings.Use power strips / power saver for all electronic devices and shut them off them when not in use.
7 Energy Conservation Turn off computer or laptop after using Encourage co worker to save electricity.Install programmable thermostat so your heat and air conditioning are only on when you need it most.
8 Building Materials Purchase Environment Friendly Products Use post-industrial and post-consumer recycled materialsLearn to read labelsknow the warning signsChoose products with less harmful ingredientsGreen Seal and Eco FriendlyLook for recycled content.
9 Indoor Air QualityCarpet and flooringEnvironmental Benefitsgreening indoor environmentAssure Ventilation EffectivenessDaylight and Views
10 Outdoor Air Quality. Start an Organic Garden Encourage Workers Plant environment friendly flowersUse safe pesticides
12 Using OPACThe Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) changed from the traditional catalogue cardNow, user can search information via OPAC and most recently, by internet
13 E BooksConverting the books into E books by scanning the original with that we can pass this legacy of knowledge to our future generation with the help of electronic devices like computer , mobile phones , tablet etc.
14 E JournalsBy Putting newspaper and magazine archives online we can preserve the original one, and more people can take advantage to read it at a same time.
15 Take advantage of web tools and sites Send updates: Instead of mailing out paper newsletters, create campaigns to announce special events and keep in touch.World Cat: Connect with other libraries around the world to share information electronically.Hold meetings and organize training workshops online through the virtual
16 Special Events and Projects Apply for grantsStart a paper driveHold recycling contestsApply for green awards
17 Everyday Tips Stop giving out bags or reuse the bags No more paper receiptsSell or distribute eco-friendly bagsUse compostable or eco friendly library cardsCreate Reuse Corner
18 Librarian must Conscious with Resources The Green Library Blog : learn about green library news and to get tips on how you can improve your library.How to Green a Library Conference: Learn how to make your next library conference or library meeting more eco-friendly.Reducing your Carbon Footprint: Get tips on being more energy efficient and conscious of your lifestyle here.Going Your Library: This blog has loads of excellent tips for going green in creative ways.
19 NetworksCare2: is a social network that organizes people who want to make a difference by living green. TreeHugger: Learn about the latest trends in green design, food, fashion, building, travel and technology. United Nations Environment Programme: This network discusses natural disasters and global conflicts, ecosystem management, pollutants, resource efficiency, climate change, and more. EnegyStar: Learn about environmentally safe electronics, lighting solutions, heating and cooling resources, and more.