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Going Green at Your Library

Going Green @ My Library

The Lake County Library System Libraries now have a genre of books and information which reflects the ‘green initiative’ sweeping the country. This important movement encourages communities to develop a new consciousness of how to build homes, communities, family and personal lives conserving the earth and its resources. It is to become more effective in the use of our environment’s renewable and non-renewable resources.

The libraries of the Lake County Library System have many items listed under the subject heading Green Movement Literature. The following is a brief selection of Lake County library books that are available:

Questions

  1. Where can I get tips on saving energy?
    Dept. of Energy: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
        Energy Savers: Tips on saving energy at home
        EERE Information Center

    Progress Energy: Energy Saving Tips & Tools 

    SECO Energy Home Energy Conservation Tips

  2. Can I find a free energy audit?
    SECO will conduct free home energy audits for residential members and commercial audits are performed for member-businesses who wish to know more about their energy consumption. www.secoenergy.com

    A free walk-through energy inspection is conducted at your home by a Progress Energy representative. www.progress-energy.com

  3. Where can I find information on hazardous waste and recycling in Lake County?
    Lake County Recycling Program
    Lake County Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program

  4. Where can I find information on Waste Management?
    Reverse the way you think about waste.  Putting the four R's - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover the resource into action is what Waste Management and this site are all about. www.thinkgreen.com

  5. Does Lake County provide a alternative transportation?
    LakeXpress is Lake County's public transportation initiative.The fixed-route service is designed to make daily commutes along U.S. Highway 441 hassle free and conserve fuel resources.
     http://www.ridelakexpress.com/

Interesting Information

A list of some of the more popular “green” websites

Green Your Style
http://www.thegreenloop.com

Green Your Computer
http://epeat.net

Green Your Home Décor
http://homeandplanet.com

Green Your Pet
http://www.onlynaturalpet.com

Green Your Yard and Garden
http://www.terracycle.net

Green Your Wedding
http://portovert.com

Green Your Garbage/Junk
http://freecycle.org
http://recycline.com

Go Green (with Small Steps)
http://www.idealbite.com

Go Green (with Online Guides and Magazines)
http://www.thedailygreen.com
http://www.thegreenguide.com
http://lighterfootstep.com