Earth Day 2015 is celebrated by over 1 billion people in 192 countries, making it the largest civic observation in the world!
Eradicating global poverty is possible, but only in a world where all countries commit to a low carbon future. We’ve got the technology. All we need is the will. Sustainability is the answer to development— the only answer. (1)
Celebrating Earth Day can be as simple as thinking about ways you can recycle at your school and in your everyday life. To get started, check out the library’s Sustainability Research Guide. (2) It has much more on this topic, including tips, books, and article databases for further research.
Also, check out ECC’s Sustainability Maker Faire on 4/22 from 11-3 in the Events Center, J Building.
Did you know…..?
- American throw away over 2.5 million plastic bottles each hour
- Each person has the opportunity to recycle more than 25,000 cans in his or her lifetime
- Recycling a three foot stack of newspapers will save 1 tree.
- Currently, less than 35% of households and less than 10% of business recycle. (3)
7 Savvy Tips to conserving paper and ink in the library:
- Email the article to yourself. All the databases offers an email feature right from where you are researching. (This also saves you from losing the article later in the semester!)
- Save your items to a flash drive or to your desktop.
- Print only the pages you need instead of the entire document.
- Check the Print Preview to make sure you print the correct document.
- When printing a PowerPoint or slides, print several slides per page, instead of a single slide on each page.
- When making copies, choose to print your document 2 sided rather than on single sheets.
- When all else fails, RECYCLE! Look for the blue bins around the library to recycle your unneeded paper.
(2) Many of these facts and tips were taken from this SlideShare presentation by Distance Librarian, Stacey Shah. Also check out the Is Paperless Always Better SlideShare by Technical Services Librarian Ellie Swanson.