The Greenpath Mission
In July 2007, Berkeley College launched Project GreenPath, a program to promote environmental sustainability awareness and coordinate "green" initiatives among the locations.
Being "green" is realizing that all human beings are a part of nature and that we have the responsibility and power to apply our knowledge and technology to create a more efficient and sustainable society that doesn't compromise resources or the environment for future generations.
We at Berkeley College believe “Earth Is Our Business Too,” and thus, we aspire to create a secure future for all by minimizing the environmental impact of our campuses. We commit to developing a vision of a sustainable future and working toward it by:
- promoting environmental awareness through education.
- encouraging a sense of responsibility in staff, faculty, and students.
- incorporating environmental concerns in all decision making, both personal and professional.
- engaging in best practices to protect the environment.
As an educational institution, Berkeley College recognizes that working toward sustainability is a continuous practice.
The Berkeley libraries support the mission of Project Greenpath and provide a collection of resources that educate the Berkeley Community about important environmental issues. These resources include print and electronic books, DVDs, streaming video, and subscription databases. This guide is a selective representation of the library's holdings and a thoughtful collection of the best web sources available.
Better World Books
Each Berkeley College campus library participates with the company Better World Books so that discarded and superseded materials are saved from the landfill and are instead re-purposed and sold online. The proceeds from those sales are applied to global literacy initiatives. Several libraries have active book drives encouraging associates and students to donate unused books. Woodland Park leads the pack having sent 95 boxes so far. To date Better World Books has used or recycled over 93 million books and has raised over $13 million for literacy and libraries. Look for the green bins in a Berkeley library in order to donate material.
Find out more about their mission: http://www.betterworldbooks.com/
While most recycling rules are universal, each town or city has their own method and time of collection. If unsure of recycling policy, be sure to consult the rules for your locality.
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