Go greener with Gloucestershire Libraries

Gloucestershire Libraries are encouraging their customers to live a low carbon lifestyle to help tackle the effects of climate change.

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All libraries in the county now stock a Greener Together collection of books providing information on how to reduce your carbon footprint, along with a wide range of other useful advice on topics including growing your own vegetables and recycling.

They have been flying off the shelves since the collection was launched in January, with 1,555 loans already.

You can find the Greener Together collection by searching for ‘climate change’ on the library catalogue here: https://gloucestershire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/WPAC/HOME

Gloucestershire Libraries are also making efforts to improve their own ways of working by looking to minimise waste, reduce energy consumption and take a more climate-friendly approach in every aspect of their work.

They are looking for partners to support their aim to go greener, so if you think you could help, please contact your local library. For more information on your local library see www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries/library-locations-and-opening-hours/

Cllr Dave Norman, cabinet member for libraries, said: “Offering this Greener Together collection in our libraries is a great idea and I’m pleased to see how popular it is already proving to be. Gloucestershire Libraries are leading by example in the fight against climate change and I would encourage everyone to check out these books to see what action you can take.

“Borrowing books is better for the environment than buying them so if you haven’t already, you can sign up free to your local library and take a look at the extensive range available.”

Living a low carbon lifestyle will help us work towards a Greener Gloucestershire. To find out more follow #GreenerGloucestershire on social media, visit Greener Gloucestershire – Gloucestershire County Council and sign up to receive updates via our Greener Gloucestershire newsletter.

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