Title: Environmental Justice and Sustainable Purchasing: Building a Collaborative Resource Guide Between a University Library and Campus Recycling Center
Your Name and Title: Eric Tans, Science Collections Coordinator and Environmental Sciences Librarian
Library, School, or Organization Name: Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries
Co-Presenter Name(s): Julia Ezzo, Government Information and Political Science Librarian
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Michigan, USA
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Library staff
Short Session Description (one line): Case study of a partnership between the MSU Libraries and MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center to create an environmental justice resource guide.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like): In the summer of 2020, librarians at Michigan State University (MSU) partnered with the staff at the MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center to develop an environmental justice resource guide. By acknowledging how the manufacturing supply chain and waste management processes disproportionately impact communities of color, the guide highlights the ways that reductions in consumption offer both ecological and societal benefits. The guide includes links to an assortment of content types, including peer reviewed articles, newspaper reports, first person narratives, documentaries, and streaming video clips. The guide will form the basis for future educational efforts to encourage waste reduction with an emphasis on considerations at the point of purchase on the MSU Campus.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: https://libguides.lib.msu.edu/environmentaljustice (this guide is currently under construction but will be ready to be shared with the public before October 14)