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Green BIC Brunch, Jan 2024: Focus on Libraries

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm GMT

At this Green BIC Brunch session we will hear from key library sector stakeholders about their sustainability initiatives.

Green BIC Brunches 2024


The January 2024 Green Brunch Session

Focus on Libraries


The Green BIC Brunch series has been incredibly well received since its launch in June 2020. We have covered myriad topics across the full breadth of the physical book supply chain; paper, laminates, shipping, glues, single use plastics, the environmental impact of distribution and freight, waste reduction, printing technologies, inks foils…the list goes on. However, one area as yet unexplored by our series is the environmental impact of the library sector.

So, with that in mind, here at BIC, we are delighted to bring you the next instalment of our hugely popular Green BIC Brunch series, which this time has the spotlight firmly on the library community.

Join us in January 2024 when we’ll be hearing from key library sector stakeholders about their sustainability initiatives, goals, and challenges and what it means to be green. We’ll also be sharing an update on all of BIC’s work in this space – with the latest updates on our current projects that form part of our ongoing Green Supply Chain Plan.

Who should attend?

This Green BIC Brunch will be of interest to those that work for any type of library sector organisation with an interest in sustainability.

Your Host

Karina Urquhart, Executive Director, BIC

The Speakers

  • Karen Carden – Resources and Systems Manager, University of the Arts, London
  • Simon Crump – BIC’s Environmental Consultant
  • Yvonne Morris – Projects and Programmes Manager, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)
  • Harri Sahavirta – Chief Librarian, Helsinki City Library and Chair of IFLA’s Environment, Sustainability and Libraries committee (ENSULIB)
  • Rowan Williamson – Associate Director Library Services and Support, University of the Arts London.

More speakers to be confirmed.

Can’t attend on the day?

If you would like to attend this event but cannot for any reason, you can watch our BIC Brunch, Green BIC Brunch and/or BIC Breakfast sessions via the BIC YouTube channel. Following the event, the footage will be uploaded to the channel and a link will be provided on the BIC website.

Also, if you are not able to attend this event but have a question for one of our speakers then do get in touch. Either tweet at @BIC1UK using hashtag: #bicbrunch (before or during the event) or contact us at info@bic.org.uk (prior to the event) to have your question put to our speakers.

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Tickets are FREE for BIC members. Non-members will need to pay a small fee.

To register, scroll to the top of this webpage and click on the ‘Get tickets’ button.

About our Green BIC Brunch Series

BIC is the dedicated book industry supply chain organisation in the UK and as such, the environment is naturally high on our priorities for 2023 and beyond. In June 2020, to uphold the BIC Green Promise, we launched our Green BIC Brunch series which aims specifically to explore key areas of the book supply chain that can and do impact on our planet’s environmental health. Each Green BIC Brunch is dedicated to one key area while the series as a whole is intended to join the book industry supply chain together in one place – exploring and inspiring change in response to environmental challenges.

Our past Green BIC Brunch sessions can be watched online via the BIC YouTube channel.


January 25
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm GMT
Event Category:


Book Industry Communication Ltd
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