Kent Library takes steps to go green

The Kent Memorial Library has announced its recent conservation efforts.

They include the replacement of all lighting with energy efficient illumination; an infusion of book titles on energy conservation, serving as the point for patrons to conduct their own energy audits with a Kill-A-Watt device; and the July 11 publishing party for Kent Conservation Commission's "The Natural & Cultural Riches of Kent."

Conservation book topics include cutting energy bills, eco-crafts, simple steps to a healthier and cleaner planet and renewable energy.

In conjunction with the Kent Conservation Commission, the library is making available to library cardholders a Kill-A-Watt device that interested borrowers can use to calculate and measure how much "phantom" energy is wasted in their homes.