Green Team

Wild Flower Garden Planting Day


Before Planting Photo

Before Planting Photo


Last updated by andjsmit on 04/18/2013

Wild Flowers

Last updated by andjsmit on 04/18/2013

Library Waterstations

In the spring of 2011, the University Library Green Team received a grant from the Greening IUPUI Fund for the installation of water bottle filling stations. At the beginning of the Fall Semester 2011, two stations were installed, one on the 1st and one on the 3rd floor. Their popularity grows continuously as the increasing number of water bottles (re)filled daily clearly shows.

Last updated by andjsmit on 09/23/2011

Library Resources for Earth Day 2011

[ Databases | eJournals | eBooks | Digital Collections | Videos ]


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  • The federal government issues hundreds of environmental impact statements each year and this resource provides detailed abstracts of all of those statements while also indexing them for easy reference. EIS extracts the key issues from complex government-released environmental impact statements, converting massive documents into concise, readable abstracts.

  • Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database. Requires Windows Media Player (version 9.0 and higher) and QuickTime (version 7.0 and higher).

  • GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. This resource offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE serves as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet. The database contains nearly 300,000 records, full text for selected titles and searchable cited references for more than 200 titles as well.




Last updated by andjsmit on 04/26/2011

Green Leaf Certification Program

Submitted by the UL Green Team

The goal of the Green Leaf certification program is to motivate UL staff members to increase their green activities by rewarding them for achieving increasingly challenging levels of certification.  For each “leaf” or level, an individual is rewarded for achieving approximately 75% of the suggested activities, and the Team is rewarded for attaining 75% participation on approximately 75% of the suggested activities. 

When a UL staff member or team has met the criteria for a leaf, they may submit a form with the name, leaf number, and which goals have been met.  Staff members may then add that leaf to their Drupal profile (contact the Green Team for help with this if needed).  Teams will receive the green Kermit the Frog doll (the “unofficial” Green Team mascot) to keep in their area until another team gets a leaf.


Last updated by jajames on 08/16/2010

Green Leaf Certification Program

Going Green @ the Library

In December 2009, the University Library Green Team was formed with the mission of making the library more environmentally sustainable. Since then, we have initiated, completed or are still working on several projects. If you have ideas for how to make the library more environmentally sustainable, please submit them using the "Submit an idea" link at the left. 

Last updated by tdurbin on 06/14/2012