Posts tagged with "green"
The library is one of the participants in the village’s new Idle Free Arlington campaign initiated to educate and raise awareness about the importance of turning off your engine when you’re just sitting in your car. Read our latest Green Choices blog entry to get more information about this new initiative.
The Library’s new bookmobile is making its rounds with a new look and great updates users will appreciate. The new color and graphics on the outside are just the beginning. It is three feet longer so it has more room to carry the newest books, movies, music and magazines. It also has a higher ceiling, additional skylights and better lighting. And with lower steps into the bookmobile, it is even easier to come aboard. In addition to the added space, it has a new “green” feature – a battery pack that helps save fuel by using the generator less. Check here to see when it is coming to a stop near you.To visit the What's Up at the Library blog homepage, click here.
According to the EPA, the average American produces 4.4 pounds of garbage a day, however 60% of that could be recycled. Mary Allen, Recycling and Education Director for the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC), will discuss how you can reduce your carbon footprint and which products are healthier for us and our environment. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
There is a great deal of media attention about the risks associated with everything from your child’s toys and clothing to the food at our local grocery store. This seminar, presented by Cecelia Ungari, parent consultant from The Green Mamas, will offer the latest research to help you determine what green choices you can make to protect the health of your child and our planet. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Pack up a box full of easy ideas for greener lunches with inspiring product information and fresh bites to ensure fruits and veggies to be a hit. Your waste-free lunches will be the star of the lunch room!
Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv