Deschutes Public Library News
It's Easy Being Green!
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 6/27/2007
It’s hip to go green! From Hollywood to New York, everyone who is anyone is making the commitment to a greener way of life. The Deschutes Public Library and The Green Spot are leading the charge in Deschutes County and offering information on how to go green. The organizations have partnered to bring the Go Green series to the communities of Central Oregon. Each month, through November, a local expert will present info on how people can painlessly go green. The first presentation will be on July 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the LaPine Public Library.
July is Energy Independence Month. According the Central Oregon Environmental Center’s web site, EIM is an initiative to empower the citizens of Central Oregon to begin the process of creating a model energy independent community. Nikki Thompson, Program Coordinator for the Green Spot says that Central Oregonians are ready to embrace green lifestyles. “People in Central Oregon are seeking a better quality of life for themselves, their families and the environment. Going green encourages sustainability of our natural resources, ensuring there will be enough for future generations.” At the kick off presentation of the Go Green series, Cylvia Hayes of 3E Strategies offers advice and tips on how to embrace a more energy independent way of life.
The Go Green series continues next month in Bend. Katrina Wiest from the Bend Farmers Market will discuss the benefits of supporting local farmers. For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032 or visit on the web at www.dpls.us. For more information about The Green Spot visit www.thegreenspot.org.