November 14, 2011
(Trying) to go Green
At the Univeristy of Hawaii, being "green" is a very 'in' shade with the cool kids. And the law school is no exception to the rule. And I invite you and your institution to take up the cause - and we can start with AALS. Below is a picture of half - yes, half - of the mail that the UH law faculty and staff has received from AALS during the past two weeks. And remember, the Richardson School of Law is one of the smallest law schools in the country. Incidentally, the Library has yet to add to the growing pile! We are waiting for our dump truck to haul the stuff away.
For those academics out there, are you also getting snail spammed by AALS?
We are not sure what we can do about it. Yes, they have been contacted.
The project was the idea of our Recycle Committee (I told you we were green. How many schools have a recycle committee?). The initiative follows a successful campaign to diminish junk mail at the law school more generally. Now the Chair of the Committee is targeting AALS.
We may just decide to send all the stuff back to AALS and give them a taste of what it is like to get oodles of mail no one wants to read. It would make a stronger signal if ALL law schools did the same.
If you have any ideas on how to help AALS go green, please leave them here in a comment or contact me individually. (VS)
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Because I did not realize I had to adjust the dimensions of this photo, the full amount of our collection of AALS materials is not visible in this photo - there are two cartons not visible!
Posted by: vicki | Nov 14, 2011 1:16:56 AM