Go Green With WNYLA

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day and Earth Day, Western New York Library Assistants (WNYLA) would like to help you GO GREEN.  Our first workshop of the 2009 season is designed to do just that.  We have two great speakers:  Fred Stoss will give a talk on global warming and what libraries can do to help.  Fred bases his presentations on Al Gore’s "An Inconvenient Truth" and Andrew Goldstein who is the Recycling Coordinator for BuffaloRecycles.  His presentation will include recycling sites for various materials.  The website, buffalorecycles.com, provides citizens with information about curbside recycling programs but we hope you will also leave this workshop with tips about the value of recycling and reuse in everyday life.  The third part of our program will be a hands-on workshop with Susan Jaworski on how to make some very simple, inexpensive and environmentally friendly household cleaners with simple kitchen ingredients just in time for spring cleaning.  The committee has chosen some of their favorite "green" products which will be displayed during the workshop.  We will raffle off these goodies to participants at the conclusion of the afternoon as well as having take-home information for everyone.

So mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 15, 2009 from 2pm-4:30pm.  This workshop will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library in the Central Meeting Room on the second floor.  If you want to be even more ecological, catch the bus!  It’s cheap, easy and there are no parking woes.  Please join us for a very informative afternoon.

And we’re not done; the second phase of our Green Spring 2009 will be a Getting To Know You on May 28, 2009 from 2pm-4pm when we will tour the new Research and Information Commons at Daemen College.  Come join us for a networking event and a tour of this beautiful new "green" building.  Don’t miss the chance to see this spectacular addition to the Western New York library community.

Susan Jaworski, Buffalo State College

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