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Northbrook Library Goes Green

Mon, 01/28/2013

Since the formation of the library's Green Team, we have accomplished a number of goals to make the library a greener, more environmentally friendly place:

  • Enacted an Environmental Policy Statement
  • Started changing our lighting to be more energy efficient
  • Started recycling plastic cases for DVDs, CDs, etc. with Green Disk
  • Staff Terracycling of toothpaste tubes and tape cores
  • Started collecting receipt tape spools for reuse
  • Eliminated the use of disposable cups by staff
  • Replaced styrofoam cups with paper cups for public events
  • Increased the number of recycling bins in the library
  • Hosted a lecture on climate change
  • Hosted a successful craft swap
  • Staffed a table at the Earth Day fair
  • Made beads using old magazines as a kids' craft
  • Gave away reusable lunchbags as Reading Club prizes