Celebrate Earth Day!

Saturday April 22, 2017 is Earth Day.

This year’s Earth Day Network campaign focuses on environmental and climate literacy but their Billion Acts of Green campaign, which has already reached more than 2,023,369,565 Acts of Green (with a goal of 3 billion), continues.

Visit their Create Your Own Act of Green page to offer your support. If you’re looking for some easy Acts of Green, how about turning off the library study table lamps and carrel lights whenever you leave. Or use the stairs instead of the elevators between floors. Although Elevator Ed may miss you, he’ll understand, and the Earth will thank you!

Another suggestion: By drinking your coffee, tea, or other beverage from a spill-proof, reusable mug, you can transform a single Act of Green into an ongoing one, helping continually to reduce the volume of plastic, Styrofoam, and paper cups piling up in landfills or requiring energy for recycling. At the same time, you’ll be complying with the Library’s food and drink policy and earning our thanks!

If you don’t have a spill-proof mug, pick one up at the Circulation Desk for $5.00. For every one purchased through the end of this semester’s exam period, librarians will contribute $1.00 to Earth Day Network, which works with over 50,000 partners in nearly 200 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement.

For complete information about Earth Day, visit Earth Day Network.