Sustainability Kits

Introducing… Sustainability Kits for Check Out at your City Library!

Each kit can be checked out for two or four weeks! You must return the kit to the 1st floor Customer Service Desk at the library. Place a hold on your kit by clicking here (you will need a library card; if you do not have one, just come on over to the library with a picture i.d. listing a current home address to get your FREE library card).

GO GREEN, SAVE GREEN Adult Kit

Each kit includes the following items that must be returned back to the library in the kit:

  • One (1) Kill a watt meter to measure how much energy your appliances are using
  • Shift your Habit: Easy Ways to Save Money, Simplify your Life, and Save the Planet written by Elizabeth Rogers (book)
  • The Green Blue Book: the Simple Water-savings Guide to Everything in your Life written by Thomas M. Kostigen (book)
  • Folder with directions, booklist and other information.

Here are the many items that you can keep that are included in the kit:

  • 20 watt cfl (compact florescent) light bulb
  • “Shower Coach” timer to save $$ on your water bill
  • Special dye tabs to make sure your toilet isn’t leaking
  • 2 water saving faucet nozzles
  • Toilet tank bank
  • Water wheel
  • Energy wheel
  • Rain gauge

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GREEN FAMILIES, GREEN FUTURE Family Kit

Each kit includes the following items that must be returned back to the library in the kit:

  • One (1) Flow Meter Bag used to measure the water your shower uses
  • CD: We All Live Downstream by Banana Slug String Band
  • Easy Going Green: Eco-friendly Flashcards
  • Be an energy saver Picture Card
  • Know the flow-Be water-wise Picture Card
  • Books:
    • Save Energy by Kay Barnham
    • Save Water by Kay Barnham
    • Protect Nature by Kay Barnham
    • Recycle by Kay Barnham
    • Keeping Our Earth Green by Nancy F. Castaldo
    • The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Here are the many items that you can keep that are included in the kit:

  • “Shower Coach” timer to save $$ on your water bill
  •  Special dye tabs to make sure your toilet isn’t leaking
  • Water wheel and Energy wheel to help you save on your utility bill
  • Activity Books:
    • Know What? We Use Water Wisely
    • Know What? We Can Save Electricity!
    • Let’s Get to Know Our Environment
  • Go Green in West Palm Beach: Coloring Book
  • Water Cycle Wristband
  • Stickers
  • Tattoos
  • Web Resource Card

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South Cove Natural Area Teacher Kit:

Launched April 2013

SCNA Teacher Kit Promo for web

GREEN STUDENTS, GREEN FUTURE:

Teacher Kit Launched August 15, 2011

SAVE WATER KIT

Items you can KEEP:

  • 30 Leak Detecter Dye Tabs
  • 30 Water Conservation Wheels
  • 1 Low-flow Kitchen Aerator
  • 1 Low-flow Bathroom Aerators

Items that need to be RETURNED:

  • 1 Low-flow Showerhead
  • CD: How Water Works: An Interactive Tour and accompanying workbook
  • CD-ROM: Water Facts
  • Books:
    •  Waterwise: South Florida Landscapes
    • Florida Waters
    • Watershed Investigations: 12 Labs for High School
    • WOW! The Wonder of Wetlands
  • Water Resource CD: Provided by the Office of Sustainability

SAVE ENERGY KIT

Items that you can KEEP:

  • 30 Energy Wheels

Items that need to be RETURNED:

  • 5 Kill-A-Watt meters
  • Energy Bingo! – Grades 5-8
  • Ocean, Tidal and Wave Energy Book: Grades 4-6
  • Save Energy Resource CD: Provided by Office of Sustainability

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

Items that you can KEEP:

  • COMING SOON!

Items that need to be RETURNED:

  • 1 Clever Catch Green Earth Ball
  • 1 CD: Billy Brennan – Biodiversity
  • 8 Landopoly Board Games
  • Environmental Awareness Resource CD: Provided by Office of Sustainability
  • Books:
    • Into the Field: A guide to locally focused teaching
    • Environmental Detectives: Lesson Plans
    • Environmental Science Activities Kit: Ready to Use Lessons

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The teacher kits are available for check out for up to 4 weeks!

Kits are provided by the Public Utilities: Office of Sustainability and West Palm Beach Public Library. The materials in the Adult kit that are listed as yours to keep are provided through the City of West Palm Beach’s Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant from the United States Department of Energy. The items you get to keep in the Family Kit are provided through the City of West Palm Beach’s Public Utilities Department. Enjoy and conserve!

If you have any further questions on how you can save our environment, please call 561-804-4994 or visit contact us online.