Seymour Library: Pushing Green to Patrons
Submitted by Claudia Depkin
Here’s a simple way to raise awareness of energy conservation, reusable resources and sustainability to your community. Follow the lead of the Seymour Library’s Go Green page and compile library resources on your website for quick access.
In 2014 the Library received a $2,000 grant from the Cayuga Community Fund to purchase books and tools and create programs that promote environmental awareness and sustainable living in Cayuga County in the Finger Lakes region. The Library responded by purchasing materials including electricity usage monitors and books covering topics as diverse as solar and geothermal building, permaculture gardening, co-housing options, activism, and making ecologically sound choices for home, health and beauty. But purchasing these items wasn’t enough, so they created an online guide to capture the collection and highlight the grant. A win/win for all!
Check out their Go Green at the Library page and get started on your collection building today!
The Sustainability Spotlight is a weekly series that highlights community-driven, environmentally sound, and economically responsible programs and projects in libraries and other organizations. You can find more projects in the Sustainability Spotlight Archive or visit NYLA's Sustainability Initiative to learn more about how you can get started with sustainability in your library.