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Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the World

Buildings, Management, Programmes and Services

Ed. by Hauke, Petra / Charney, Madeleine / Sahavirta, Harri

Series:IFLA Publications 177

Hardcover
Publication Date:
October 2018
ISBN
978-3-11-060584-6
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1. A Garden on the Roof Doesn’t Make a Library Green

A Case for Green Libraries

Sahavirta, Harri

Abstract

Catalysed by the urgency of climate change, this chapter provides a multifaceted definition of sustainability as applied to libraries. Drawing from a range of international projects, the reader sees how dedication to sustainability action has become more central and widespread in the library profession worldwide. Successful examples are drawn from IFLA’s Green Library Award as well as other innovative programmes, services, buildings and projects based on increasing consciousness around environmental responsibility. Cultural factors are sensitively taken into consideration when defining success, recognising the variability of different countries’ access to resources.

Citation Information

Harri Sahavirta (2018). 1. A Garden on the Roof Doesn’t Make a Library Green: A Case for Green Libraries. In Petra Hauke, Madeleine Charney, Harri Sahavirta (Eds.), Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the World: Buildings, Management, Programmes and Services (pp. 5–21). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110608878-003

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110608878

Online ISBN: 9783110608878

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