Sustianability Spotlights


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Sustainability Spotlights

The Sustainability Spotlights highlight community-driven, environmentally sound, and economically responsible programs and projects in libraries and other organizations.

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Video presentations to help your understand sustainability and how you can put it into practice in your

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Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms



Recommended Reading and Viewing

Sustainable Thinking Mini-Course by Sustainablity Committee Chairs Rebekkah Smith Aldrich & Matthew Bollerman

Libraries and Sustainable Thinking Rebekkah Smith Aldrich - American Libraries Magazine, April, 2017

Calling All Change Agents: Let’s Build a Sustainability Movement Rebecca Miller -  Library Journal, November, 2016

'Going Green Globally' MBA Students Present Sustainable Business Strategies SUNY University at Albany NewsCenter, May, 2016

Our Triple Bottom Line: It’s Time To Redefine Sustainability Rebecca Miller - Library Journal, October, 2015

A Win for Sustainability: ALA’s resolution is an important start Rebecca Miller - Library Journal, August 3, 2015

The Sustainability Issue: Library Project Results and Implementation Reports JLAMS - Fall 2014 Vol. 11, No. 1

New York State Office of General Services Green Cleaning Products Listing


Sustainability Column in Library Journal by NYLA-SI co-chair, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich

Subversive Librarians - April, 2017

Arming the Ramparts - February, 2017

Deliberate Resilience - December, 2016

Each Choice Tells Our Story | Designing the Future - October, 2016

Local Supports Local - July, 2016

The Capacity to Endure - May, 2016



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