Did you know the “EPA estimates that 2.6 million tons of electronic waste were dropped into landfills in 2007”? (NY Times 6/30/09) Want to know what you can do about it? Kane County recycles e-waste. The EPA lists electronic recycling programs, too. Or stop by our “Go Green” display to pick up other useful tips to help you recycle those old electronics safely.
June signifies the anniversary of when AIDS was first noted. On June 5, 1981, the Centers for Disease Control first described the new illness in a newsletter. About a year later, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome was adopted as the offical name for the new disease by the CDC. The actual virus that causes AIDS was identified in 1983 and named in 1985 as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The first person to die from this disease in the developed world was in 1959. More than 524,000 Americans have died of AIDS while more than 22 million people worldwide. At the present time, about 40 million people worldwide are living with HIV/AIDS. To bring more knowledge and understanding of AIDS/HIV, the Todd Library will have a book display focusing on this subject. Come in and check out items or use our online resources to find our electronic books.
Waubonsee has joined the Illinois Sustainability University Compact which sets out 12 environmental objectives for Illinois universities and community colleges. Objectives being set include recycling, using non-toxic cleaning products and composting. In support of this initiative the library has some new books on sustainability.
- The Necessary Revolution
- Making Sustainability Work
- Inside and Out
- Sustainable Value
- Higher Education and the Challenge of Sustainability
- The Green Campus *recommended by Dr. Sobek
Stop by and get informed! Be part of the solution.
Use your 35mm, digital camera or even your cell phone to celebrate National Photo Month. The Todd Library has many books to help you improve your photography skills, edit and enhance pictures, and enjoy the images of world famous photographers. “A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words. ” -Ansel Adams.