Thursday, December 11, 2014

State of the Birds 2014

Some of the country's most important conservation groups have just put out a report on the State of the Birds.  Read it here.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Power Down Reminder


Just sharing a nice reminder from Western's Office of Sustainability about "powering down" before the winter break!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sustainable Mongolia... at Western!

This week the Seattle Times had an article about President Shepard and others from Western visiting China and Mongolia to improve our ties there.  

One of the group was Dean of Libraries Mark Greenberg, and one reason for that is that Western has the  the largest collection of Mongolian texts in North America.  Really!  You can read all about it - and the amazing gifts and hard work that made it possible - here.

But that got me wondering: do any of our 12,000+ titles about Mongolia talk about sustainability? Yup.  Here are some examples, all in English.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Have a happy and sustainable Thanksgiving!

 Photo from U.S. Department of Agriculture.  License.

(In case you don't know, that's a photo of how they harvest cranberries.)

I went looking for ideas on making Thanksgiving more sustainable.  Here is some of what I found.

Talk Turkey: Tips for Sustainable Thanksgiving.  From LiveGreen Tennessee.

A more Sustainable Thanksgiving Feast.  From WLOX.

Sustainable Table: Talking Turkey.

Sustainable Thanksgiving Meals and Recipes.  From Mother Earth News.

Green Inspiration: Create Sustainable Thanksgiving Traditions.  From Taiga.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014