Dec 9, 2019
Your local library may not be the first thing you think of when you consider sustainable practices in your community, but sustainability is a core value of librarianship. You might be surprised at all the ways your library contributes to sound environmental stewardship. The American Library Association Council passed a resolution in 2015 on the importance of sustainable libraries. The resolution notes that libraries play an important and unique role in wider community communications about resiliency, climate change and a sustainable future. This resolution was adopted as the ALA’s 12th core value of Librarianship in January of 2019.
John Spears, Chief Librarian and Chief Executive Officer of the Pikes Peak Library District and Jenny Pierce, Director of Collection Management, join Co-Chair Debbie Vitulli and Bill Thomas of the library district’s Green Team to discuss sustainable library practices in the Pikes Peak region.
This episode of Peak Environment is courtesy of the Pikes Peak Library District Green Team. Our purpose is to recommend strategies to PPLD to become an organization that embraces and implements sustainable practices. Sustainable practices are those that provide for the long term viability of economic, human and environmental resources. This is accomplished through reduction, reuse and recycling of consumable goods. We promote a culture of sustainability throughout the library district, and model environmental stewardship in the Colorado Springs Community.
PPLD Green Team hopes you will SEEK sustainable practices, ENGAGE in earth-wise living, and TRANSFORM the world to be an even better place for our children and generations to come! Check us out at PPLD.org or our Facebook page.
American Library Association
Sustainable Library Certification Program
Core Values of Librarianship
Resolution on Importance of Sustainable Libraries
American Library Association Statement on Global Climate Change and a Call for Support for Libraries and Librarians
Sustainable Libraries Initiative
UPCOMING ENVIRONMENTAL EVENTS:
Sustainability in Progress
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
7:30 to 9:00 am
Ivywild School - Wildcat Room
Coffee and pastries provided
The following environment/sustainability organizations in the Pikes Peak region collaborate to produce the Peak Environment podcast about environmental stewardship, sustainable living and enlightened public policy in the Pikes Peak Region.
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