The Sustainability Section provides informational materials about environmental sustainability. The Sustainability Section covers local, regional, and global topics in a variety of formats including books, DVDs, and informational handouts. Developed in association with The Natural Step Monona, the Sustainability Section is located adjacent to the Main Desk.
The topics in the Sustainability Section are of a wide range, including: eco-friendly gift giving, emerging home energy technologies, how to reduce or eliminate the problems created by packaging, the rising costs of oil, and an account of a personal experiment to drastically reduce consumption. As Monona residents work toward living more sustainably, they will find these materials a valuable asset in creating positive change in their households and in the community.
Look how far the collection has come! Above: The Sustainability Collection when it first debuted. Below: The Collection as of August 2011.
The Library continues to rely on the donations of community members to keep the Sustainability Section vital. Materials may be donated to the library at any time. Monetary donations for the purchase of new materials for the Sustainability Section are greatly encouraged and can be made to: Monona Public Library: Sustainability Section, 1000 Nichols Road, Monona, WI 53716.
For more information about the Sustainability Section, call Erick Plumb, Library Director, Monona Public Library, at (608) 222-6127. Information about The Natural Step Monona can be found at www.tnsmonona.org.
The Library thanks those who have supported the Sustainability Section: individual donors, the Madison Gas & Electric Foundation, and Wisconsin Public Radio for its ongoing donations of books.