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While there is a broad spectrum of ecological sophistication within libraries nationwide and some regions are at the forefront of sustainable of sustainable design and operations, others are just beginning or have yet to integrate materials recycling into their daily practice. A few jurisdictions are mandating LEED certified buildings and carbon-neutral practices, while others do not yet have these concepts on their radars.
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"Sustainability is fast becoming a mainstream concern. To the growing list of titles on living green we can add How Green is My Library? by Sam McBane Mulford and Ned A. Himmel. Intended for 'novice to intermediate ecological sophisticates,' the book follows discussions of what it means to be green and why it matters with checklists and other tools that libraries can use to assess their current state, develop goals, and achieve greater greenitude. Solutions range from the big (build a new library that meets standards for LEED certification) to the small (banish flyers, walk or bike to work)."
"A good purchase for libraries considering greening their facilities."
"The authors assembled all this information and yet they don't make you feel like you have to tackle it all to be successful. Recommended."