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Discussion plastic film recycling

by Sarah Dolley on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 10:57 am

Hello!

I am trying to find a good option for recycling the plastic film that comes
into our library.  The waste/recycling hauler that handles our other items
won't take it.  Terracycle can sell us a box, but one box is pretty expensive
and we expect it to fill up quickly.  I tried contacting a local grocery store
to see who handles their plastic bags, but it turns out the grocery store
chain transports them on their company's own trucks.  Have any of you found a
good solution?

Event Midwinter Virtual Meeting

by Rene Tanner on Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 11:26 am

Link to join the virtual meeting: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/susta

Link to join the virtual meeting: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/sustainrt/

Welcome

Midwinter in Atlanta

  • SustainRT Business Meeting on Saturday, January 21 from 1-2:30 pm at the Georgia World Congress Center, A303

                Candidates for ALA President 2018-2019 are stopping by

  • The Future of Libraries with Mary Beth Lock and Rebekkah Smith Aldrich January 22 10:30-11:30 am

Programming at ALA Annual

  • Bill McKibben speaking at ALA Annual
  • Business Meeting
  • Sustainable Libraries (2 part program)

Update on ODLOS Meetings

  • The mission of ODLOS
  • What they’ve discussed since SustainRT joined discussions

Nominating Committee

  • What positions the board consists of
  • What positions are open for nomination
  • Term length of the open positions
  • Names on slate

Outreach Committee

  •  Blog Entries
    • General topics people have written on
    • Length we’re looking for in a post
    • How to volunteer to write a blog
    • Travel Awards
  • SustainRT column in AL Magazine
  • Post-McKibben talk hand-outs

Online Education

  • Summary of the two programs this year
  • Link to recordings
  • Contact Jeanne Pfander for more information

ALA Sustainability Resolution

  • Summary of resolution
  • Update on continued talks

Budget Update

Ways to get involved

  • Volunteer:
    • Online Education Committee
    • Programming Committee for 2018
    • Membership and Outreach Team
    • Or suggest an initiative you’d like to work on
    • Write a Blog post

Ways to connect with us:

Questions/Discussion

 

 

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File 2016-12-08SustainRTBoardConferenceCallDRAFTminutes

by Kate Hutchens on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 02:32 pm

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File 2016-10-18SustainRTBoardMeetingConferenceCallApproved

by Kate Hutchens on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 09:11 am

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File 2016-11-08SustainRTBoardConferenceCallDRAFT

by Kate Hutchens on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 09:09 am

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File 2016-10-18_SustainRTBoardMeetingConferenceCallDRAFT

by Kate Hutchens on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 03:42 pm

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Online Doc 2016-08-09 SustainRT Board Meeting-Conference Call - Meeting Minutes

by Kate Hutchens on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 10:09 pm

As approved 2016-09-27.

Online Doc Draft Minutes, SustainRT Board Conference Call, 2016-09-27

by Kate Hutchens on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 03:33 pm

For approval at Oct. 18 board meeting.

Online Doc Brainstorming ideas from 6/25/16

by Madeleine Charney on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 03:17 pm

SustainRT Board meeting, Orlando 6/25/16

Notes from brainstorming session. The board will sift through, prioritize and figure out how best to move forward. Please be in touch with any other thoughts that popped up for you, or if you want help directly manifest one (or more) of these great ideas!

SustainRT Board meeting, Orlando 6/25/16

Notes from brainstorming session. The board will sift through, prioritize and figure out how best to move forward. Please be in touch with any other thoughts that popped up for you, or if you want help directly manifest one (or more) of these great ideas!

Brainstorming ideas from annual meeting:
Explore ways to partner with other ALA groups
Hold a “Technical Discussion” at midwinter
Partner with SRRT for annual program in Chicago; speakers ideas:  Robert Bullard, Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben (Rene Tanner and Al Kagan agreed to start the ball rolling)
Recommend (how and to whom?) that library systems create an Office of Sustainability; hire a sustainability librarian
Find more alliances in academia (ex: G3 at U. of Albany Business School)
Contact deans of academic libraries
Analyze current SustainRT members by state
Create a template article that anyone can use to write a piece for their state association publication, etc.
Have a booth at PLA and other sites
Make member gift certificates available
Make student membership free for one year

In attendance:
Eleanor Johnson eleanorjohnson@unomaha.edu>
Al Kagan akagan@illinois.edu>
Mary Beth Lock lockmb@wfu.edu> - incoming Member at Large
Steve Herminghausen sherming@worthingtonlibraries.org
Beth Filar Williams Beth.Filar-Williams@oregonstate.edu> - co-founder
Victoria Caplan lbcaplan@ust.hk>
Gary Shaffer gshaffer@tulsalibrary.org>
Rene Tanner Rene.Tanner@asu.edu> - incoming Coordinator
Andrea Snyder asnyder@nassaulibrary.org>
Jodi Shaw jodishaw@mac.com> - incoming Coordinator Elect
Rebekkah Smith Aldridge rsmith@midhudson.org> co-founder; outgoing/incoming Member at Large
Madeleine Charney mcharney@library.umass.edu> - outgoing Coordinator
Bonnie Smith bonniesmith@ufl.edu> - co-founder
Jen Ferriss jferris@sals.edu>

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