Thursday, May 7, 2009

Waste for a week!

As part of Earth Day 2009, the Reference Department and the TWU library kicked off its Green Campaign with "Our Waste for a Week". In an effort to make students aware of how much paper was being wasted, paper that was normally taken to be recycled was saved for a week. The Reference Department saved paper from April 15th-22nd, and collected 5 full boxes of computer print-outs that were left in the information area.

  

The Circulation lab collected paper from April 23-30th and collected 4.5 boxes full of paper. Most of the print-outs were duplicates of research papers, web documents, emails and Power Point presentations. The program was effective in making students aware of how much unnecessary printing was being done. The library will continue to promote ways to do effective research, and help the environment.

The following is a sampling of websites to help us celebrate, preserve, and enjoy a greener earth:

http://www.earthday.gov/
http://www.epa.gov/earthday/
http://www.epa.gov/epahome/scitech.htm
http://www.epa.gov/lawsregs/
http://earthday.envirolink.org/
http://www.earthday.net/greengeneration


--Andy Tucker, Connie Maxwell

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