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Sustainability at EHSL

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The role of the Eccles Health Sciences Library Sustainability Committee is to assist EHSL in meeting the University of Utah’s sustainability mission to create a culture of students, faculty and staff who are socially, economically and environmentally responsible.

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  • To promote and implement sustainability initiatives
  • To facilitate awareness of sustainability issues
  • To encourage broader involvement in sustainability efforts


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  • Recycling
    • Where do/can we recycle various materials?
    • Is our current recycling effort effective?   Is stuff getting recycled?
  • Energy Conservation
  • Request a new EHSL energy assessment.
  • Green Office Certification
  • Promoting sustainability – publicize on panels with slides, on-boarding information, regular awareness raising efforts, programming


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  • Equipment and Supplies
  • Recycling and Composting
  • Energy and Water Use
  • Travel and Transportation
  • Communication with Campus and Beyond
  • Green Education and Training


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EHSL with invitation to other units in the building to join in the effort with communication to the list

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  • Jarvis, C, Gregory, JM, LeBer J. Making it Easy: Green and Sustainable Library Event Planning. Medical Library Association. Chicago, IL, May 19, 2014.
  • Gregory JM, Nichols K, Wilson M. Building Sustainable Partnerships: Libraries as Partners In Creating and Supporting Campus Green Teams.  Medical Library Association, Chicago, IL, May 18, 2014.
  • Nichols, KE, Gregory JM, Willson M. Libraries as Partners in Creating and Supporting Campus Green Teams. Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Nashville, TN, October 7, 2013.


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PDF download of the full survey results (click on the image below) or view in your browser
2017 EHSL Sustainability Survey
2017 EHSL Sustainability Survey