Library Goes Green – But Why?

Library Goes Green – But Why?

Green lights showcase Hillsborough’s sustainability efforts
The John F. Germany Library has gone green in honor of sustainability.

Sustainability is a movement to focus on initiatives and technology that enhance and conserve resources to benefit people, the environment, and the economy.

Being sustainable is likely not something you think about often. But, any time you choose to recycle, use a refillable water bottle, turn off electronics you’re not using, or even take a walk instead of a drive you are being sustainable!

Hillsborough County has long been a national leader in sustainability. The green lights of the John F. Germany library are an invitation to passers-by to find out what the County is doing to be sustainable, and a challenge to be more sustainable at home.The library will be illuminated green through this year’s holiday season.

Here are a few of the County’s sustainability efforts:

  • Central Chiller Plant
  • Cooking Oil Recycling Effort
  • Conservation Parks
  • Electric Fleet Vehicles
  • Lithium-ion Battery Disposal
  • Reclaimed Water
  • Recycling
  • Resource Recovery Facility
  • Solar Energy
  • Supporting Local Farmers
  • Mosquito Fish
  • Lawn & Garden Workshops
  • Yard Waste & Bio Solids Composting
  • Water Conservation

On top of creating and improving new programs, Hillsborough County also supports sustainability efforts and events around the County. To check for upcoming sustainability events or outreach programs, visit our Community Calendar. You can learn more about what you can do to be sustainable by visiting the Newsroom. Keep up with new Hillsborough County sustainability initiatives and more by signing up for Friday 5).

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