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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Green Libraries: Programming

Resources to help libraries go green.

Introduction

One way that libraries can become sustainability leaders in their communities is by offering high-quality environmental programs, either on their own or in conjunction with other community organizations. Below are some resources to get you started. For resource lists and eco-craft ideas, see the following pages:

Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index

Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation's success by its productivity -- instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn't have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? You might be surprised.

Programming Resources