It just seemed politically correct to turn the spotlight on industry efforts to become more environmentally conscious at this SLA conference in Denver. After all, former vice president and global warming expert (An Inconvenient Truth) Al Gore gave quite a moving opening conference keynote (or so I heard). EBSCO Publishing has been busy doing its part by "going green." Company employees have been recycling cans, bottles, magazines, and newspapers; the company has been using paper products in bathrooms and kitchenettes made of 100 percent recycled papers and changed incandescent light bulbs to high-efficiency fluorescents; and established an Energy Management System in renovated buildings to lower energy consumption by 20 percent. Every little bit can and does make a difference, according to Kathleen McEvoy, media communications coordinator. Look for EBSCO Publishing to include solar panels to be installed on the roof of its largest building to generate more than 20 percent of that building’s electricity and converting the fleet of company-owned cars in the U.S. and Canada to hybrid vehicles.
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