WNYLA Workshop Scores a Clean Sweep! by Susan Jaworski

WNYLA’s most recent workshop was inspired by a green theme. Going Green-Ideas for Work, Home and Life was the title of the event and our presenters covered all three aspects.

 Our first speaker was Andrew Goldstein, the Recycling Coordinator for Buffalo Recycles. His presentation included recycling sites for various materials as well as many facts and urban myths as to what can and should be recycled. Fred Stoss, our second speaker, gave an interesting presentation on global warming. The presentation was based on Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” with many additional slides from Fred’s own perspective where he emphasized the need for libraries to consider how they can be green and also the role libraries play in educating patrons on this topic. These presentations were followed by a demonstration by Susan Jaworski on how to make your own green cleaners for household use. At the end of her demo she gave away samples of a few of the products. WNYLA committee members saved their junk mail for one month and displayed it for visual impact. Also, committee members each brought in great green prizes that were raffled off at the end of the workshop.

All in all, this was a most informative workshop for everyone in attendance, the overwhelming idea ringing through all three presentations- it is a three part solution–reduce, reuse and recycle. Recycling should be second nature to us now but all three presenters gave tips on the reducing and reusing components.
Join us for our next WNYLA event which always prove to be informational as well as fun!

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