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What If Your Library Can't Go Green?: Promoting Wellness in Libraries

What If Your Library Can't Go Green?: Promoting Wellness in Libraries
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Author(s): Laura Bohuski (Western Kentucky University, USA)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 14
Source title: Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Library and Information Science
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Anna Kaushik (University of Kota, India), Ashok Kumar (Maharishi Markandeshwar University (Deemed), India) and Payel Biswas (Institute of Urban Transport, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9825-1.ch002


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Environmentalism and climate change are hot topics of conversation in society today, but libraries have long been a supporter of the environmental movement and going green. Often libraries have shown their agreement with green movement ideas through the construction or renovation of green libraries. However, with decreasing budgets, many libraries cannot afford new construction or the fees associated with becoming green certified. How then can libraries continue to support the green movement while on a budget? This chapter argues that while green certification is a good goal to have, if libraries would switch their focus to the wellness of their employees and patrons instead, then libraries could still have a positive impact on the well-being of their communities and enact healthy and environmentally sound initiatives, while also staying within their budget.

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