Australia & Canada

Who knew that the two continents were at one time connected?! certainly not I, the Green Librarian. Then I read the article entitled “Geologists Find That a Remote Region of Australia Was Once Connected to Canada” by Bryan Nelson over at Mother Nature Network. Something else to research.

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Rivers & the law

As a law librarian and an environmentalist, I found this article rather fascinating. The river is the Colorado River and the law is, well, the law. The article is entitled “Does a River have a Right to Life” by Reed Benson over at High Country News. My hope is as Reed Benson states, “Someday, a river in this nation may have a right to life“.

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One persons trash is another persons treasure

That saying has never been truer than in this story from over in Turkey. It seems while some people were throwing out books, others were collecting them. The article is entitled “Library Opens in Turkey with Books Collected by Sanitation Workers” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger. On top of that, the books are all now in a library. How cool is that!

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Green business

I try hard at home and at work, to do things green whenever possible. For example, since I’m in charge of inventory at the library where I work, I make sure to either donate or recycle all of the excess computer equipment that we have.

Now over the years I’ve donated many of our old computers to schools and small businesses every chance I get. What I’m unable to donate, I then recycle with the Boy Scouts.

The article I’m posting tonight is about a local company here in St. Louis that also donates as much of it’s excess as possible too, though their excess is a bit different than mine. The article is entitled “Urban Chestnut Gets National Award for Waste Reduction Efforts” by Bryce Gray at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. I’m not a beer drinker reallt but I must say I’m tempted to try some of Urban Chestnut’s beer.

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Owl prowl in the front yard

So tonight’s posting is really a story but one in which my daughter and I were involved with. When the kids were younger, I use to take them to what was called an Owl Prowl, courtesy of the Missouri Department of Conservation and it usually happened around this time of year. The link above is for the one in St. Louis next weekend.

Well, last night my daughter and I had just come home from running some errands when we heard an owl across the street. Rather than go inside the house we stood there for a minute and then I made an attempt to repeat the owl’s call. Within a minute, the owl returned my call and back and forth we went for several minutes.

My daughter also made a couple of calls as well and needless to say, we both had a great time. A few minutes later however, it was over. We tried to see if we could spot the owl and thought we might have but we weren’t sure. All in all, it was a pretty cool owl prowl right there in the front yard.

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Flying with the birds

When my kids were younger, Fly Away Home, was one of our favorite movies so when I came across this article on a man who flies with the birds in order to save them, it was an obvious choice.

Tonight’s article is entitled “Meet the Man Who Flies with the Birds in Order to Save Them” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger. I’m also a huge fan of migration tales, so to ride with this gentleman would be awesome.

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Recycling at the mall

In an age where mall’s seem to on the decline, here is an article about a mall that hopefully one day this country might eventually be ready for but until then, there is at least one country that is ready for this and that’s Sweden.

They have a place that sells recycled stuff but it’s not one store, it’s an entire mall. The article tonight is entitled “This Mall in Sweden Sells Only Recycled Stuff” by Starre Vartan over at Mother Nature Network. This is like Goodwill times ten, how cool is that?

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