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  • GrowingGreen PartnershipsBarb Hauck- Mah Reference

  • *What well discuss Partnership tips

    What is a green partnership

    Easy to be green programs

    Online green resources

    How to continue the dialogue Who will win?

  • *Partnership ChecklistDefine goals Identify candidates

    Ready-to-execute proposal

    Expect the unexpected

    Communicate often

    Thank and recognize

  • *Green Library Partnerships are

    Collaborations between libraries and organizations to develop programs and resources which

    1) enhance public environmental awareness,

    2) have a positive environmental impact, and

    3) are ecologically sustainable over time

  • *Greening your Library: SFPLSan Francisco Public Library

    The community resource for living a greener life

    Partnership with SFEnvironment Department

  • *Easy to be green ideasOrganic food events

    Composting demos

    Community shreds

    Saturday swaps

    Nike sneaker recycling

    Recycle book discards

  • *NJ Organic Food EventsRockaway Twp LibraryPartnered withLocal HarvestSlow Food NJCommunity Supported Agriculture (co-ops)Jersey Fresh

  • *NJ Organic Food ProgramsOrganic Cheese sampling Valley Shepherd CreameryDisplays by local eco-friendly growers

  • *Composting DemonstrationsPartner with--Dept of Parks & Forestry

    Gardening Club

    Rutgers Coop Research & Extension Service

    Dept of Solid Waste MgmtNJ Example: Vermicomposting workshop Middlesex County

  • *Composting @your libraryExample: Woodruff Memorial Library, La Junta , COLColorado Public Library partnership with local businessLawn composting demo project for one yearEducational resource and healthy lawn

  • *Community Shreds

    Mobile, secure onsite document shreddingShredded paper recycledOpen to public one day annually per town$5 Fee per box shredded

  • *NJ Shred PartnershipsPartner withRecycling Dept.Rotary ClubLocal BankChamber of CommerceNJ Examples: Randolph Clean Communities Council Cranford, Plainfield, New Providence Madison, Brielle and more

  • *Shred Event Basics

    Saturday: Fall or Spring$150-$250/ hour regular rate 2-3 hour minimum NJ Mobile Paper Shredding Shred-It http://www.shredit.comAutoShred http://www.autoshred.netAAA Shredding

  • *Saturday Swaps

    Free monthly library eventPlants, paperbacks, media, games

    Swap up to 10 items: receive 1 ticket per item brought Redeem tickets for others swap items

  • *Recycle Book Discards Partnered with Rockaway Twp Recycling Center and B-Logistics

    Objectives Keep book sale rejects from landfillsSupport book re-use and earn cash

    Community Recycles DayTextbooks, Encyclopedias--all printed matter okay

  • *Book Discards and B-Logistics Need 3-4 weeks lead time to get pallets and boxes

    Free onsite pickup and ship

    Library packs, palletizes and shrink wraps

    Library pays pallet fee

  • *Nike Sneaker Recycling

    25 Million sneakers recycled since 19902500 pairs= 1 basketball court

  • *Nike Sneaker Recycling

    1) Apply for Reuse-a-shoe Drive approvalCollect up to 200 pairs of sneakers Deliver to local Nike retail store

    2) Collect 200+ pairs on your ownYou pay ship costs to Nike Recycling Center, Wilsonville, Oregon

  • *Green Library ResourcesRT Library Green resources guide

    For more information about green partners

    Access this presentation online

  • *Green Library BlogsBlog posts about sustainability projects, information and programs for libraries

    Links to green library blogs

  • *Lets continue the discussion Join the Square 2 discussion on Growing Green Partnerships Has your library partnered with community organizations on green projects such as recycling or a shred? Please describe the program and include your contact info. Responses will be summarized and posted on Thanks!



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