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Solent Library Green Team

Solent Green Library Team

Reducing the library's environmental impact

The library staff work to minimise the library's impact on the environment in the following areas:

  • Reducing electricity usage by ensuring that lights and equipment are not unnecessarily kept on and that all equipment defaults to power save modes when not in use.  
  • All refurbished areas have been installed with motion sensitive lighting which means areas are lit only when in use.  
  • MyPrint – reduces unnecessary printing, copying and paper use. These multi-functional machines provide options such as double-sided copying and scan to email as well as releasing your printing to suit you.  
  • We recycle our non-confidential waste paper.  
  • We encourage our suppliers to reduce unnecessary packaging.  
  • We recycle and acquisition unwanted stationery, equipment and furniture via Solent's Reuse and Recycle scheme.
  • We send redundant book stock to Better World and other book collection agencieswho sell, reuse or recycle the stock. For any book that the company sells, a book is donated to Books for Africa and Feed the Children. 
  • Guardians and champions of real plants - we keep and maintain real plants in open areas of the library, to improve the library’s environment. ‚Äč
  • We promote books and resources to staff, students and visitors of the library, via our foyer displays during Fairtrade and Environmental Weeks.