EcoNuts: Doing Our Part

The EcoNuts are a group of library staff who seek to promote and educate staff and patrons about sustainable practices at the Libraries to decrease unnecessary waste of renewable and non-renewable resources. The EcoNuts raise individual awareness and inspire creative ways of recycling everyday resources through alternative thinking and collaboration with campus groups and initiatives, and encourage library staff to participate in service projects.

University Libraries offers eco-friendly bags to carry library materials, for sale at the Circulation Desk:


EcoNuts partnered with We Serve U for the Crayons to Classrooms project:


Earlier this week the EcoNuts hosted a Fair Trade discussion and chocolate tasting for library staff. Check out these videos they shared about chocolate and Fair Trade. Past presentations and events for library staff have helped raised awareness about environmental concerns of water, fossil fuels, conservation and recycling.

For questions about the EcoNuts or other library staff teams, please email