Sunday, July 13, 2008

infoGreen: Green information in the KCLS collection

infoGreen posterThe infoGreen program provides links to green, or environmentally friendly, information in the KCLS collection, including books, periodicals, and video resources. There are also lists of recommended Web sites, as well as links to KCLS book clubs that address green issues. In addition to providing green information, KCLS is taking steps towards building to green standards. For example, the new Sammamish Library is being designed with green features, such as a partial green roof and radiant heating.

Architecture : Nature
Architecture : NatureOne of the recommended books in the KCLS infoGreen program is Architecture : Nature. This book by Philip Jodidio explores the relationship between contemporary architecture and nature. From Frank Lloyd Wright's residential house Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania to the Miho Museum in Japan built by I.M. Pei, Jodidio demonstrates the many forms that the interplay between built structures and their environment can take.

The following image from the Miho Museum illustrates the interplay between structures and their environment:

Miho Museum

Other Blog Postings on Environmental Topics
Here’s a list of other Redmond Library blog postings on environmental topics:
King County EcoConsumer: Educating the Public About Conservation
KCLS Offers Eco-Friendly Bags
An online guide to noxious weeds in King County

Redmond Library Board

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