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Cold weather opportunities

As the colder weather creeps up on us, here are 4 ideas for keeping ourselves and others warm, and caring for the environment at the same time. Let’s start with a warm cuppa. Nothing beats warming up your hands and insides with a nice hot cup of coffee, tea, chocolate or soup. So when reachingContinue reading “Cold weather opportunities”

Why we love our libraries.

Our libraries and our roles within them might be different but, there are things that draw us together in our love for our libraries. Working in libraries allows us to make order out of chaos, and I’m sure we’re all quite familiar with Neil Gaiman’s famous quote “Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. AContinue reading “Why we love our libraries.”

6 easy ways your library can promote sustainability

It’s National Recycling Week and we all know how easy it is to feel like the problems of waste and consumerism are just too big to tackle. But libraries can achieve so much in creating sustainable lifestyles for their communities. Here are some of our tips: 3. Recycle ewaste: Branches of Melbourne City Libraries haveContinue reading “6 easy ways your library can promote sustainability”

4 books about climate change you need to read

Readers are leaders! If you want to know more about climate change look no further than your public library. It’s Buy Nothing New Month in October so instead of hitting the bookshops (so tempting for us librarians!) visit your local library and stock up on books about climate change. Here’s 4 recent titles you mightContinue reading “4 books about climate change you need to read”

Sustainable Spring has Sprung! 3 ways to promote Sustainability in Spring

1. Shout about it! Last week I was so pleased to read an article on the Fifth Estate about how Millennials are driving sustainability through their choices of home buying or building. Sustainability gathers pace with millennials buying homes. If they are buying a new home, they want all the sustainable green happenings and theyContinue reading “Sustainable Spring has Sprung! 3 ways to promote Sustainability in Spring”

3 ways to be ‘green’ in the Children’s and YA space

1. Create a garden wall In 2020 Melbourne Girls’ College library saw the outside brought inside with an incredible green garden wall. A survey of students in previous years showed that they really valued the plant life already in the library . The Melbourne Girls’ College community places an emphasis on education for sustainability, environmentalContinue reading “3 ways to be ‘green’ in the Children’s and YA space”

10 ways I keep up to date with the latest sustainability trends

Sustainability trends are constantly evolving in response to natural disasters like floods and fires as well as the impact of a global pandemic. Use less plastic, invest in renewables, stop eating meat, start a worm farm… there is so much advice out there it’s hard to keep up! So for Earth Day today I’m sharingContinue reading “10 ways I keep up to date with the latest sustainability trends”

4 gifts not to give this Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air and it’s easy to forget about sustainability amongst all the commercial hype and cliched ideas of romance. So we’re going to help you out with an easy to achieve list of gifts not to give if you want to protect our planet: Dinner for two at a restaurant (that servesContinue reading “4 gifts not to give this Valentine’s Day”

12 environmentally friendly New Year’s resolutions for libraries.

Are you planning to make 2022 a better and more sustainable year. Here are 12 ideas to help you make a start. Some are simple and easy to achieve, while others will need careful planning, collaboration with your community, or even investment of funds via a grant, or from your parent organisation. The important thingContinue reading “12 environmentally friendly New Year’s resolutions for libraries.”

5 ways to have a sustainable Christmas this year

Christmas doesn’t have to be a time of excess and indulgence. You can care for the planet and celebrate with your family and friends. Here’s 5 tips to have a sustainable Christmas this year: 1. Don’t use the air conditioner: The Sydney Morning Herald reported last year that air conditioning and refrigeration account for aroundContinue reading “5 ways to have a sustainable Christmas this year”