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Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library Receives Green Certification

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification ProgramMontgomery County, TN -  On Tuesday morning, October 22, the Clarksville Montgomery County Public Library marked their Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification with a green ribbon cutting.
Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers and City of Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan were on hand for the ribbon cutting.

Ribbon Cutting for Montgomery County Public Library Green Certification(Montgomery County Govt. Photo)

The library has a history of making the most of its resources – from recycling to running an efficient maintenance program. Since participating in the program, the library has expanded its recycling program, reduced their use of paper, increased energy efficiency practices such as using sleep mode and shutting down all computers, printers and copiers at the end of the day and adjusting the thermostats for optimum efficiency, updating to a floor cleaning system that uses less water and energy, hiring a laundry service to wash cleaning rags rather than disposing of them and replacing old computers with energy efficient versions.

After Martha Hendricks, Director of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library and Bob Lewis, the library’s Senior Systems Support Tech, shared some of the efforts the library made to earn CMC Green Certification, the mayors asked if the staff were implementing some of the same practices at home. Several of the employees raised their hands and nodded to indicate that they were doing the same in their homes.

The Clarksville-Montgomery County Library is in place to serve the library needs of the 184,000 residents of Montgomery County. Library services have changed and grown to reflect the changes and demand in technology. To see a listing of the many services the library has to offer visit www.mcgtn.org/library.

If your organization has an interest in learning more about the Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program email Michelle Newell at manewell@mcgtn.net or call 931-245-1867.


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