This fall the Pace Law Library instituted a new sustainability and fundraising initiative, Bottles for Books. Since the Law Library’s renovation, food and drinks have been allowed in the stacks and study spaces. However, while the Law Library has a number of recycle bins available, when students “just” recycle, the Library loses out on money available through the New York State Deposit Bottle Program. With Bottles for Books, the Law Library hopes to transform those bottles into valuable additions to the collection with all proceeds going to The Nicholas Triffin Environmental Law Research Fund.
The Triffin Environmental Law Research Fund was created to honor the memory of Professor Nicholas Triffin, Pace Law Library Director, 1984-1998, who originally developed the Environmental Law collection. Contributions to the Triffin Environmental Law Research Fund are used to purchase new materials that enhance the Environmental Law collection and maintain the Law Library’s position at the forefront of Environmental Law research. Donations go towards the purchase of environmental books, DVDs, journals, and databases.