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What is a Green Library?

Definition from the IFLA ENSULIB Section Environment means the surroundings or conditions in which human beings, organizations, animals, or plants live and operate. Environments can be natural, social, or cultural. Sustainable development is development that “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their… Read More

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  • 14 February 2022


Book Publications In cooperation with the Berlin School for Library and Information Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, and with support from IFLA Library Buildings and Equipment Section and from ENSULIB, several book projects were completed. They all focus on sustainability from various points of view. All… Read More

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  • 07 February 2022

Looking Ahead at Climate Action in 2022

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), hosted in November 2021 by the United Kingdom in Glasgow, ended with some positive progress, but not nearly enough. Many have underlined that more drastic work must still be done to address the climate emergency and secure global net zero emissions by 2050, in… Read More

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  • 14 January 2022

Happy New Year 2022 Greetings from ENSULIB

The Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Section (ENSULIB) Standing Committee members have worked together for five months since it’s official inauguration in August 2021, and a lot has been done. Read More

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  • 11 January 2022

The first issue of the ENSULIB Newsletter now available online

Volume 1, Issue 1 (December 2021 issue) of the IFLA ENSULIB Newsletter has been published and is available online as a web page here  or downloadable PDF Newsletter: Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Section, December 2021This first issue marks the important year… Read More

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  • 21 December 2021