News | January 24, 2017
This year EBSCO solar will provide two $100,000 grants to make it easier for libraries to go solar.
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is proud to be a green company. EBSCO’s leadership and our employees have helped drive our green mentality. Over the past ten years we have made a variety of changes to reduce our environmental footprint and to educate people about conservation and alternative energies.
As a business, we believe being environmentally responsible is the right thing to do. We have three solar arrays to offset our energy consumption, our sales reps use hybrid cars, we have electric vehicle charging stations on our campus and we created GreenFILE™, a free research database related to the environment available to add to library profiles. We have even given away more than 200,000 green shopping bags designed to replace paper and plastic grocery bags.
As a library vendor, we want to encourage libraries to examine their own environmental footprint and we want to help interested libraries “go solar.”
EBSCO is announcing EBSCO Solar for 2017. We will grant two $100,000 awards to libraries interested in moving to solar power. The grant money will fund solar installations that will allow the winners to reduce their utilities expenditures.
We are hoping this opportunity will encourage libraries to consider solar energy as an alternative to their current power source and to create programs to involve their communities and students.
Applications will be accepted until April 28th with the winner(s) announced online and at ALA-Annual on June 20th.
Learn more about EBSCO Solar and how to apply for the grants at www.ebsco.com/solar.
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