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Library Receipt Paper

Because we care about your health, the library switched to BPA free receipts.

 We recently learned that our BPA free paper producer has replaced the BPA with BPS which may be just as toxic.  Unfortunately, we’ve learned that this is a common practice.

 We are searching for a receipt paper that is toxic free.  As soon as we find it, we will make it available to our users.

 An option for library users is to forgo receipts.  When you check out library materials, you do not need to print a receipt.  You can always check your library record online to learn when your items are due.  You can also ask any library worker to help you look this up.

Check out the following to learn more about BPA and BPS

Green Saturdays@ Bernal

Green Saturdays@ Bernal takes place the second Saturday of every month. The program features hands-on activities and useful information for sustainable living. This program is for all ages and we encourage family participation.

Textile Recycling

San Francisco Environment wants to help you drop off unwanted clothes, shoes and linens at a location near you.

Why is this important?  San Franciscans send 4,500 pounds of textiles to landfill every hour.

Most of the 39 million pounds of textiles we send to the waste stream each year can be reused or recycled into insulation material, flooring, packaging, or cushioning in stuffed toys, insoles, and bags.

Visit San Francisco Environment to find out more about the textile recycling program.

Green Planet Stream

A companion site to Green Planet Films, a nonprofit distributor of nature and environmental films from around the globe, promoting environmental education

Climate Change in the U.S.

In May 2014, the U.S. Global Change Research Program released the Third National Climate Assessment, the authoritative and comprehensive report on climate change and its impacts in the United States.

A team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee produced the report, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences.

The full report of the National Climate Assessment provides an in-depth look at climate change impacts on the U.S. It details the multitude of ways climate change is already affecting and will increasingly affect the lives of Americans.

For more information go to the United States Global Change Research Program.

About Green Stacks

The Library strives to give users the inspiration and information for living a greener life, including enlightening public events, reading lists and resources for sustainability, and real-world examples from practices in our own eco-friendly libraries. Green Stacks is a partnership of San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco Environment and Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, and is created in conjunction with the Library’s Wallace Stegner Environmental Center.

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