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Going Green with NPL

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

Follow these links to have a Green Holiday Season!

Ten Ways to Green Your Holidays

Gift Ideas:

Green Gifts and More Green Gifts

For the Music Lover: Guitar String Jewelry

Wallet Made From Recycled Tires (and more)

Recycled Glassware

Green Gifts for the Home

For Your Pet:
Eco-Friendly Pet Toys & Accessories
Recycled Leashes

Decorate with Locally-Made Soy Candles
More Soy Candles

After the Holidays:

Donate Your Used Holiday Cards - At-risk children will use them to make new ones

Donate Your Old Bicycle