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Christopher A. Sweet

2010

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Going Green To Save Some Green: Library Contributions To Campus Sustainability, Christopher A. Sweet, Meg Miner Mar 2010

Going Green To Save Some Green: Library Contributions To Campus Sustainability, Christopher A. Sweet, Meg Miner

Christopher A. Sweet

In a time of shrinking endowments and reduced budgets can libraries really hope to make an impact on a global problem like climate change? In this presentation Illinois Wesleyan University librarians Meg Miner and Chris Sweet will argue that not only can libraries play a significant role in furthering campus sustainability but that dwindling budgets can actually be a catalyst for positive environmental changes. Miner and Sweet are both members of the Illinois Wesleyan GREENetwork and will draw upon their personal experiences in campus environmental efforts for this presentation; they will offer practical ideas for implementing “green” library initiatives that ...