Cheshire West Libraries working with Eco Communities

Libraries are, by their nature, more environmentally friendly than many other units in town centres. A typical purchased book is read around once while a library book can be read by over fifty people. Libraries do not give out single-use plastic and are working towards introducing more environmentally friendly library cards. Every library has an annual environmental audit to Free access to computers in all libraries mean there is less need to purchase personal IT equipment.

Recognising this, we are working with Eco Communities to spread the message by attending fairs such as at the Big Green Week Festival on Saturday 25 September and at the Sustainable Cheshire Winter Fair on 13 November at Rowton Hall in Chester (see Sustainable Cheshire Fair Tickets, Sat 13 Nov 2021 at 10:00 | Eventbrite).

Libraries will also be appearing on Tellus TV on 26 October at 7pm to talk about how libraries are responding to the Climate Emergency. For more details, see Tellus TV - Why lending books beats buying - Crowdcast

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