IFLA Green Library Award winner announced

The Little Sun Ecological Library in Mexico has won the award for a library where 'sustainability was in the soul of the project' from the beginning.

24 May 2016

El Pequeño Sol ecological library (The Little Sun Ecological Library), Germinalia A.C., San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, was found to be “a project where sustainability was in the soul of the project from the first starting of the idea until to the new library". 

2nd Place: City of Cockburn, Australia, which was characterised as an “excellent green building with sustainable projects".  

3rd Place: La Tierra para quien la siembra (The Land is for those who sow), Columbia, which was found to be “Good working for sustainability with the community!”

The awards will be presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio, 16 Aug 2016. 

The winners of the IFLA Green Library Award 2016 were selected by the ENSULIB reviewing committee of 15 librarians from different countries and continents. It was encouraging there were 30 submissions for the Award in this first year. These came from all around the world including Columbia, Germany, Australia, the USA, India, Ghana and Taiwan, to name a few. The reviewing committee found the evaluation challenging due to the high quality of submissions. The reviewing committee also noted submissions were diverse, with green buildings, green services, green information and other aspects of sustainability all represented.

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