We have some many people to thank for making Go Green @ Your Illinois Library such a substantial project. Thank you to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for supporting Illinois libraries coming together for sustainability. We thank Bob Doyle and Jon Daniels of the Illinois Library Association for their continued support of Go Green as well as the three ILA presidents who supported this project from idea to finish – Carole Medal, Gail Bush and Lynn Elam. Many thanks also go to The Field Museum Team – Jennifer Hirsch, Madeleine Tudor and Ryan Hollon–as well as Sharon Wiseman and the web team led by Robin Wade. We also thank Laura Barnes for her expertise. Most importantly, we thank the many library staff members and library users across the state who participated in this project. We hope gogreenila.info will continue to be a place for the sharing of great sustainable ideas and practices.
Without further ado, the Go Green, Win Green winners are –
Most Creative Idea Residence (chosen by judges) – Nancy Brothers, Morton Grove Public Library, Craft Supply Swap
Most Creative Idea Business (chosen by judges) – Deb Groen, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Lending Library for Kitchen and Garden Items
Replicable Idea Residence (chosen by drawing) – Edie Jolly, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Turning Computers Off at Night
Replicable Idea Business (chosen by drawing) – Sharon Gutierrez, Gail Borden Public Library, Reusing Coffee Mugs