Published on November 11, 2014
NJLA Conference Presentation on library and community green project partnerships on recycling, reusing and going organic.
1. Growing Green Partnerships Barb Hauck- Mah Reference Librarian [email protected]
2. 2 What we’ll discuss Partnership tips What is a green partnership Easy to be green programs Online green resources How to continue the dialogue Who will win?
3. 3 Partnership Checklist Define goals Identify candidates Ready-to-execute proposal Expect the unexpected Communicate often Thank and recognize
4. 4 Green Library Partnerships are Collaborations between libraries and organizations to develop programs and resources which 1) enhance public environmental awareness, 2) have a positive environmental impact, and 3) are ecologically sustainable over time
5. 5 Greening your Library: SFPL San Francisco Public Library “The community resource for living a greener life” http://www.sfpl.org/greenstacks Partnership with SF Environment Department
6. 6 Easy to be green ideas Organic food events Composting demos Community shreds Saturday swaps Nike sneaker recycling Recycle book discards
7. 7 NJ Organic Food Events Rockaway Twp Library Partnered with Local Harvest Slow Food NJ Community Supported Agriculture (co-ops) Jersey Fresh
8. 8 NJ Organic Food Programs Organic Cheese sampling Valley Shepherd Creamery Displays by local eco-friendly growers
9. 9 Composting Demonstrations Partner with-- Dept of Parks & Forestry Gardening Club Rutgers Coop Research & Extension Service Dept of Solid Waste Mgmt NJ Example: Vermicomposting workshop Middlesex County
10. 10 Composting @your library Colorado Public Library partnership with local business Lawn composting demo project for one year Educational resource and healthy lawn Example: Woodruff Memorial Library, La Junta , COL
11. 11 Community Shreds Mobile, secure onsite document shredding Shredded paper recycled Open to public one day annually per town $5 Fee per box shredded
12. 12 NJ Shred Partnerships Partner with Recycling Dept. Rotary Club Local Bank Chamber of Commerce NJ Examples: Randolph Clean Communities Council Cranford, Plainfield, New Providence Madison, Brielle and more
13. 13 Shred Event Basics Saturday: Fall or Spring $150-$250/ hour regular rate 2-3 hour minimum NJ Mobile Paper Shredding Shred-It http://www.shredit.com AutoShred http://www.autoshred.net AAA Shredding [email protected]
14. 14 Saturday Swaps Free monthly library event Plants, paperbacks, media, games Swap up to 10 items: receive 1 ticket per item brought Redeem tickets for others’ swap items
15. 15 Recycle Book Discards Partnered with Rockaway Twp Recycling Center and B-Logistics Objectives Keep book sale rejects from landfills Support book re-use and earn cash Community Recycles Day Textbooks, Encyclopedias--all printed matter okay http://www.rtlibrary.org/rtrecycles.html
16. 16 Book Discards and B-Logistics Need 3-4 weeks lead time to get pallets and boxes Free onsite pickup and ship Library packs, palletizes and shrink wraps Library pays pallet fee http://www.blogistics-online.com/solutions
17. 17 Nike Sneaker Recycling 25 Million sneakers recycled since 1990 2500 pairs= 1 basketball court
18. 18 Nike Sneaker Recycling 1) Apply for Reuse-a-shoe Drive approval Collect up to 200 pairs of sneakers Deliver to local Nike retail store 2) Collect 200+ pairs on your own You pay ship costs to Nike Recycling Center, Wilsonville, Oregon http://www.nikereuseashoe.com/
19. 19 Green Library Resources RT Library Green resources guide http://www.rtlibrary.org/greenguide.html For more information about green partners http://www.rtlibrary.org/greenpartners.html Access this presentation online http://www.rtlibrary.org/greenpartners.pdf
20. 20 Green Library Blogs Blog posts about sustainability projects, information and programs for libraries Links to green library blogs http://greeningyourlibrary.wordpress.com/
21. 21 Let’s continue the discussion Join the Square 2 discussion on “Growing Green Partnerships” http://njlaconference.ning.com Has your library partnered with community organizations on green projects such as recycling or a shred? Please describe the program and include your contact info. Responses will be summarized and posted on http://www.rtlibrary.org/greenpartners.html Thanks!