'Green Where You Are' offered to public at the library

Staff Writer
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin

Laura Barnes of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center will be presenting two special lectures at the Chillicothe Public Library on Sept. 29, as part of “Go Green @ Your Illinois Library,” an Illinois Library Association project.

At noon, “Greening Your Business” will address ways to make an organization more environmentally friendly and discuss strategies for overcoming barriers to going green. This is a brown-bag event. Feel free to bring a lunch, or for $6 the library will provide a lunch (must RSVP).

At 6 p.m., “Greening Your Home” will help residents become an environmentally smart consumer, learn how to reduce your energy and water bills, and discover new resources for living a greener lifestyle.

RSVP by Sept. 26 for both events.  Call 309-274-2719 or email cbarnett@chillicothepubliclibrary.org. The first 25 to RSVP will receive a free pack of CFL light bulbs.

About the speaker: Laura L. Barnes has been the Librarian/Clearinghouse Specialist at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center since 1995. She's embedded with ISTC's technical assistance program and, in addition to her standard librarian responsibilities, also teaches businesses and organizations about going green. She also maintains an environmental news blog and serves as an information consultant to the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of pollution prevention/sustainability professionals.