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Meet the Green Team at #CILIPS24!

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CILIPS24 Information for All Green Team logo, with a green hued Dundee illustrated background.

‘I love the efforts to lessen the environmental impact. I think that this conference could even be used as an example to other conferences. Everything ran smoothly and was enjoyable even with changes that lessen the impact.’

‘There were a number of great visible efforts made to lessen the environmental impact.’

‘I think the lengths to which CILIPS went this year were commendable and truly in line with their sustainability values. Big kudos to the team for all their work in this area.’

Building on the framework provided by the CILIPS Carbon Neutrality Plan and the success of our steps in making CILIPS22 and CILIPS23 as environmentally friendly as possible, we are committed to ensuring that our 2024 Annual Conference is as sustainable as it is inspirational, embedding library-led environmental action into every element of our programme.

Our plans this year include:

  • NEW: A dedicated parallel session supporting future applications to the Green Libraries Scotland Grant Fund
  • NEW: Bring your own reusable water bottle/coffee cup to be entered into our coffee gift card prize draw (and receive an exclusive green team treat just for playing)
  • The return of our exclusively digital programme (alternative formats available for accessibility)
  • A reduced food/water waste strategy and locally-produced vegetarian lunch and (NEW) dinner menus, in conjunction with the hotel
  • A car sharing scheme for delegates, including signposting to electric car charging points
  • Recycled lanyards, carbon captured name badges (including a tree-planting donation to the Woodland Trust) and other sustainably sourced items – including the now iconic CILIPS library garden seeds! – in our optional delegate gift bags.

We are also delighted that so many of our sponsors and exhibitors have joined the CILIPS Conference Green Team, sharing insights into how they are inspiring the sector by aligning their operations with net zero ambitions and increasing the positive impact of their professional carbon handprint. Watch this space for further details coming soon!

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