Green Library Movement. Review of literature on green libraries and their development activities. (Part 1)
A watershed moment for green libraries was the emergence of the Green Library movement, which embraced librarians and libraries, colleges and university campuses, cities and towns that share the idea of greening libraries and reducing their environmental impact. The movement emerged in the early 1990s. and by 2003 had gained popularity in the library community. More and more libraries are striving to reduce their impact on our planet’s environment
. Existing library spaces are becoming more sustainable; library services and practices are environmentally friendly and sustainable. One way to realize the green and sustainable vision is to build green, green buildings for libraries that meet LEED (Guidelines for Energy Efficiency and Environmental Design) standards.
The California Integrated Waste Management Board defines a “green” or “green” building as a structure that is designed, built, refurbished and operated or reused in a sustainable manner and efficiently managing resources. Environmental issues such as energy depletion and climate change will affect the type of information resources and programs that libraries provide to communities..
about the author.
Monica Antonelli is the Library’s Outreach Librarian and professor at the University of Minnesota.