Lisle Library District earns recognition from SCARCE for sustainability efforts

Via the Lisle Library District.

On September 16, 2020, the Lisle Library District (LLD) was officially awarded an Earth Flag by SCARCE.  SCARCE Executive Director, Kay McKeen and DuPage County Board member, Liz Chaplin, attended the LLD Board of Trustees meeting to present the Flag and read the offical Resolution of Commendaton from DuPage County Chairman, Daniel Cronin.

To earn the Earth Flag, the LLD had to achieve a number of objectives.  Ms. Chaplin read aloud some of those accomplishments: 

I am so happy to be here tonight to present the Earth Flag Resolution. Earning the Earth Flag is a huge accomplishment that takes a lot of work and dedication by the staff. I want the staff and the community to know what a great accomplishment this is and everyone should be very proud. I’m going to read off all the work the staff has done to receive the Earth Flag…

  • Comprehensive Recycling Program
  • Staff Education
  • Patron Education
  • Educated patrons on proper recycling practices – hosted the Where Is Away? exhibit
  • The Library has upgraded all its’ lighting to LEDs, T- 8s, T-5s and CFLs
  • The Library has a cool roof to help with the urban heat island effect
  • The Library also recycles electronics, scrap metal and batteries
  • Updated their HVAC system in the Fall of 2019
  • Has syringe collection bins in their bathrooms for staff & patrons
  • The Library donates books to Better World Books
  • Has used book sales
  • Handles hazardous waste appropriately
  • Uses eco-friendly deicer
  • Library employees use reusable mugs, dishes & utensils
  • Has reusable bag available for patrons to use
  • Library has all low flow toilets & faucets with automatic sensors

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