Green Team

The Weinberg Memorial Library Green Team

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Purpose

The library Green Team is dedicated to making the library a sustainable environment by supporting conservation and recycling in the building, collaborating with student, staff, and faculty on sustainability projects, and educating library users about sustainability and sustainable practices.

While in the Weinberg Memorial Library please be conscious of our sustainability ideals and attempt to conserve paper by eliminating unnecessary printing, conserve plastic by using our water bottle refilling station on the 1st floor, and always remember to recycle your paper and plastics in the proper green, blue, and brown receptacles.

If there are sustainable initiatives you would like to see in the library or have a sustainability project that you would like to collaborate on, please contact George.Aulisio@scranton.edu.

Mission Statement

To “Enhance our sense of community by demonstrating high standards of care for our physical environment,” and to “Promote a respect for knowledge and a lifelong commitment to learning, discernment and ethical decision making,” are two key components of the mission of The University of Scranton. As an integral constituent of the University, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library strives to meet these goals and to instill these ideals in our campus and local community.

The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library is unique to The University of Scranton in at least two ways: the Library is both an academic department and a frequently populated physical location on campus. As an academic department it is our duty to educate students in the mission and ideals of this Jesuit University. As a physical building and busy hub for students, staff, and faculty, the building and its constituents can physically enact the ethical mission of living a sustainable lifestyle.

The Library Green Team was formed in 2010 to lead the Weinberg Memorial Library faculty and staff toward accomplishing two major goals: to educate all Library users about the importance of sustainability, and to lead through example by cultivating an environment of sustainable practices in the Library.

THE GREEN TEAM NEEDS YOUR HELP

The Green Team maintains a section of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Association's Heritage Trail throughout the year.  If you are a  student, staff, or faculty member interested in volunteering to help clean up a section of the trail, please contact Sheli McHugh at Michelle.McHugh@scranton.edu.