3 invalid excuses for not helping to save the world…

There’s so many excuses as to why we can’t do more to save the planet. You name it and I bet we’re all guilty of having thought that at some stage saving the planet was just a little bit too much effort. But here’s 3 excuses that are definitely invalid and which you need toContinue reading “3 invalid excuses for not helping to save the world…”

4 ways to avoid (or get over) failure

Don’t let the fear of failure stop you from achieving your sustainability goals for your library or organisation.  Listen to Oprah: “You can have it all.  Just not all at once’”.  Don’t try to bring about too many changes all at the same time.  Identify the most urgent or important goal and focus on thatContinue reading “4 ways to avoid (or get over) failure”

3 ways to counter digital pollution

I’ve been on the decluttering bent for a while now. Ok, so I’ve been talking about decluttering for a while now, and have managed to clear, ooohhh, a good three drawers. Six months later and they look pretty much the same so yes, I fully admit to hoarding tendencies. Not the kind that would getContinue reading “3 ways to counter digital pollution”

Two ways to imagine time differently that could influence your work sustainability practices

Let’s start with linear time Time in the English language is usually thought of as a line. We are in the middle of the line, behind us are things that happened in the past, and ahead are future events yet to happen. This way of thinking can be useful for the coordination of day-to-day activitiesContinue reading “Two ways to imagine time differently that could influence your work sustainability practices”

Let’s play! 4 plastics it’s your librarian duty to get rid of…

This month is Plastic Free July so if you’re game to play, here’s 4 plastics you need to get rid of. As librarians we have a duty not only to save the planet but to help our clients too. In this game you get to do both. Here’s what to start throwing out: Shampoo bottles:Continue reading “Let’s play! 4 plastics it’s your librarian duty to get rid of…”

Risk it! 5 things every librarian can do to live a more sustainable life

Living more sustainably might mean risking looking like an idiot. Who wants to be carrying a metal straw or carting tins of compost to the worm farm across the road? But helping the environment isn’t about being cool. It’s about doing our best to lessen the harm we cause to this planet. So here’s fiveContinue reading “Risk it! 5 things every librarian can do to live a more sustainable life”

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