As previously mentioned, the Ingalls Library is going green. Recently our inter-library loan group, called SHARES, hired consulting firm California Environmental Associates to conduct a study of ILL procedures. The firm's task was to evaluate and make recommendations towards the goal of lowering the environmental impact of our consortium. The study produced, "a list of recommended green interlending practices that are finally as scientifically quantifiable as they are common-sensical." The good news is that here at the Ingalls Library these common sense measures have been lessening our carbon footprint for years. For example, the Ingalls Library has been reusing packing material for over ten years. This alone helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions per package in half. Over a decade, that is a significant impact! Read more about the study here.