#YearofLess Update 3 – Life & Low Waste Goals

In the month of May, I started a full-time job in a new library system. It meant retraining myself on a lot of library practices and un-training (it’s not a word but lets roll with it) myself from the policies of the old system I worked for. Since moving to a new library system, I’ve had the freedom to create my own programs as well as be a participant in current programming as well.

In the month of May, my work did a twenty-five day butterfly observation program where we had children come up with twenty-seven names for our Painted Lady butterflies. It was a great way to teach children about how butterflies are valuable to the environment, and their life cycle. Here’s a photo I took of our first butterfly, “Benson”, after she was born.

I’ve also gotten back into the swing of implementing low waste practices at work, the big one being using Staples Terracycle program in order to ensure that writing utensils do not end up in landfill when they can be recycled properly. Here’s a photo of the last run I did at my old job! It’s a lot of markers!

Lastly, throughout the months of March to May, I had been working on the first version of a large scale project that I plan to present to the library association that I am apart of. It looks at the idea of can libraries move to a low waste life-style and can we create more environmentally-friendly and sustainable programming for our clients who wish to find out what they can do for the environment. My new manager is very supportive of my current programming ideas and projects, so it was wonderful to do a dry run of my presentation at my old work!

Aren’t I adorable in my Captain Marvel shirt and pink running shoes? Yeah, I thought so too.

As of right now, I am doing my best to catch up with the blog to the best of my ability. Learning a new job and crafting new programs takes a lot of energy and come July begins our summer programming extravaganza, which it’s going to take a lot of me. If the blog seem empy-ish during July and August (which I hope it won’t be), this is likely why. I still have a few more #YearofLess posts plotted, but they require a bit more work, so I am sorry I haven’t gotten there yet.

Anywho, have a great summer and I hope to jump back into the blogging fray soon!

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