We like to think of ourselves as pioneers in the “reduce, reuse, recycle” movement. Borrowing materials from the library is a very “green” alternative to buying your own copy of any of the many items we circulate. Each item we purchase meets the needs of multiple patrons again and again, while requiring the materials and energy to produce just a single copy. This initial sustainable step is simply part of who we are, and an incidental result of what we do. We can do more, and we’re committed to taking additional steps to lower our impact on the environment.
The North Canton Public Library is honored to have been awarded a sustainability audit scholarship from Stark State College and the H.W. Hoover Foundation. Through the scholarship, a certified green business consultant is working with our library to complete a sustainability audit and plan. A “green team” comprised of staff members has been established to lead us in implementation of the plan.
You can follow our journey on the Stark County Education Network for Environmental Sustainability (SCENES) website. Visit www.starkscenes.org.
We’re proud that our guidebooks, letterhead, envelopes, business cards and many other print materials have been produced by an FSC Certified printer which guarantees that the paper comes from non-endangered forestry, practiced in an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable way.