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November 24, 2009

Going Green in the Law Library

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — uhlawlibrary @ 9:30 am

Ka Leo O Hawaii reported on the sustainability efforts at UH Manoa earlier this week and quoted Sustainability Coordinator Shanah Trevenna saying “The Student Bar Association (SBA) from the Richardson School of Law set the goal of becoming the greenest law school in America . . . .” In accord with the SBA and Sustainable Richardson, the Law Library has set its sights on being the greenest law library.  We need the cooperation of the students and all who use the Law Library especially in the following areas:

  • Reduce electrical usage.  Do you really need an extra light in your study carrel or a printer or Christmas lights?  If you do need additional light, can you use compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)?
  • Reduce printing.  Do you really need a hard copy of that case or statute?  Will an electronic copy serve you just as well?  Challenge yourself to go paperless.
  • Turn off unnecessary lights.  While we must leave the light on inside the bathroom because of the exhaust fan, the small room just before entering the restrooms really doesn’t need to be on all of the time.  Turn it off when you leave, but leave the light ON in the bathroom.  Turn off the lights in the study rooms when you leave even if you only leave momentarily.

We appreciate everyone’s help with our goal of being the greenest law library.

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2 Comments »

  1. […] Going Green In The Law Library November 26, 2009 at 11:04 pm | In Uncategorized | Leave a Comment A message from Richardson School of Law’s very own UH Law Library’s Blog: […]

    Pingback by Going Green In The Law Library « Sustaianble Richardson — November 26, 2009 @ 1:04 pm

  2. It great to see our society understand the meaning of living a greener life!

    Comment by Sal Pou — December 11, 2009 @ 5:51 pm


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