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Foshan Library honored IFLA Green Library Award
On July 19, 2018, Foshan Library beat the other 31 contestants from around the world to claim the 3rd IFLA Green Library Award 2018, the first library in China to win such an award.
The Foshan Library is a culturally significant building in harmony with the prevailing landscape, and which delivers a compelling architectural vision that pays homage to the cultural and artistic history of the region. The library and its services are strengthened by a powerful commitment to sustainable principles which extends to the architectural design, building materials, management, and staff commitment to continuous improvement and community education. The library presents an impressive array of engaging and inspiring green programs for its community.
The IFLA Green Library Award was established in 2016 by Environmental Sustainability for Libraries (ENSULIB), a special interest group of IFLA. It aims to reward the best Green Library submission that communicates the library’s commitment to environmental sustainability; to increase awareness of libraries’ social responsibility and leadership in environmental education.
The 2018 awards event received 32 submissions from around the world, including China, the United States, France and India. The runner-up goes to submissions from five countries: Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Iran and Kenya.