We are delighted to feature a post from our Cornwall Campuses. Read on to find out all about a range of green library initiatives that are assisting the libraries to play a part in the sustainability agenda. Maybe these ideas will inspire you to adopt the same or similar practices in your work area?
"Hello, this is an introduction to the sustainability ‘actions’ we’ve taken at the Cornwall Campuses over the past few years.
We’ve previously taken part in the Green Impact scheme here at Penryn Campus Library, achieving the Bronze award in 2016 and then Silver in 2017. The Falmouth campus library has taken part as a separate team, led by Jeanette Langley-Brown. They have achieved the Bronze award and worked on some great projects including the creation of a beautiful vegetable garden on the Falmouth campus.
Here are some of the measures we’ve taken to lessen the library’s environmental impact and raise awareness of green issues:
by Kay Hebbert, Library Assistant Penryn Campus
There are some great ideas there - thanks for sharing those Kay! Colleagues in the Forum Library were particularly interested to learn about the pen recycling service - that is one we will definitely be following up on here in Exeter.
If your work area has also introduced some green practices that you'd like to share with the wider University community, do get in touch and we'll be happy to share your ideas via the blog.
My son's school collects pens for recycling, so perhaps we could just have a box in the Returns Room that I can take and empty at school occasionally?
Great idea - thanks Caroline.