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3 ways to get your library on board with the COP26 initiative

Accelerating deep collaboration: 26 built environment climate action initiatives announced.https://buildingtocop.org/2021/11/11/accelerating-deep-collaboration-26-built-environment-climate-action-initiatives-announced-at-cop26/  While we all know in our hearts and minds, that libraries are and will forever be SO much more than buildings with books, we are, nonetheless and in actual fact, buildings with books. And those buildings, (and also the books, but we’ll look at thatContinue reading “3 ways to get your library on board with the COP26 initiative”

Ideas to make you shout “SNAP!”

Thinking about environmentally conscious actions you take at home, and whether they are transferable and achievable in our GLAMs?   Here are just a few ideas to get you started, and to make you shout SNAP!, BINGO! or even EUREKA! if that’s your thing.  Recycling: the bare minimum – paper, cans and glass Have you ever considered removing the bins beside desks andContinue reading “Ideas to make you shout “SNAP!””

4 ways to turn your obsession with sustainability into a happy Easter

Easter, like Christmas, is a time of excess but this doesn’t mean you can’t turn it into an exercise in sustainability. We’ve got 4 tips for you to make Easter more sustainable and less indulgent. But don’t worry, we still allow for chocolate and hot cross buns! Recycle the foil from your Easter eggs DidContinue reading “4 ways to turn your obsession with sustainability into a happy Easter”

3 tips to maintain sustainability when life keeps changing

This has been a crazy 12 months. While we all collectively lived through the ongoing COVID pandemic, the additional life changes I personally experienced were changing my career trajectory (hello to everyone in the information world!), starting a new job, buying and moving into my first property, and now awaiting the birth of my firstContinue reading “3 tips to maintain sustainability when life keeps changing”

3 ways to remain true to your goals, like The Dread Pirate Roberts (AKA Westley) from The Princess Bride

Being tasked to write a sustainability BLOG post with the inspiration of ‘Pirate’ is unsusual.  I struggled with how to link pirates back to the goals of the ALIA Sustainable Libraries Group and to sustainability in general.  But then, inspiration struck via my favourite movie – The Princess Bride (apologies to those who have notContinue reading “3 ways to remain true to your goals, like The Dread Pirate Roberts (AKA Westley) from The Princess Bride”

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