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The theme of V Green Education Symposium Aruba 2016, to be held at the National Library of Aruba, is "Sustainable Water Distribution and Organic Food". The educational symposium will take place in the week of September 5 - 9, 2016.

The National Library of Aruba (NLA) organized four Green Education Symposiums (2012 - 2015) with invited guest speakers from the United States, the Netherlands and Aruba. These symposiums have reached approximately 6,000 students and teachers in secondary schools and higher education regarding Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Food Supply and Sustainable Healthy Soils.

NLA collaborated with a range of Aruban stakeholders including W.E.B. Aruba N.V., N.V. Elmar, Green's'Cool, SETAR N.V., Utilities Aruba N.V., Government Department of Agriculture, Husbandry and Fisheries Santa Rosa who helped sponsor and organize the symposiums. For the third year in a row, the Department of Agriculture, Husbandry and Fishery (Santa Rosa) in Piedra Plat, under the Directorship of Mrs. Nathalie Maduro ,will be an active partner of V Green Education Symposium Aruba 2016.

The Symposium is part of Green Aruba. Green Aruba is an annual conference born in 2010 with the specific aim to place dedicated emphasis on Aruba's energy transition to 100% fuel independence. Besides showcasing Aruba's progress and challenges to the accelerated penetration of renewables in the total energy mix, Green Aruba also exhibits the experiences and knowledge of other institutions and island nations in this field. Over the past six years, Green Aruba has evolved into a practical and valuable well-known platform within the region for the exchange of information and applied knowledge on sustainable and best practices for the shift to cleaner, more environmentally friendly energy sources and resources.

There will be a series of valuable information via the social media about the upcoming educational symposium. Please stay tuned!

Mr. Ronny R. Alders is Coordinator of Green Education Symposiums/Green Education Project at the National Library of Aruba. Mrs. Astrid Britten directs the National Library of Aruba.

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Biblioteca Nacional Aruba is a dynamic Information and knowledge centre for all. The library offers information, education, cultural activities and recreation. The main building is located in Oranjestad, George Madurostraat 13. You will find a special Arubiana and Caribiana collection at Bachstraat # 5 and there is a branch in San Nicolas, P. Stuyvesantstraat, close to the Police station. We offer books in 6 languages, Dutch, Papiamento, English, Spanish, German and French.

All children are welcome at the library. We have picture books, storybooks and non-fiction books. Free Internet access is offered in the Internet room both in the library of Oranjestad as well as the branch in San Nicolas. In Oranjestad we offer free WIFI.

All residents can register for a membership. Please bring along a valid identification card (Cedula, Driver's license or passport) and address identification to register. Tourist on the island are welcome to borrow books as well. Tourists pay a deposit of USD 50, = which will be given back when all books are returned. For all news and special events visit the website

Please accept our invitation to visit. You will find that the library has something valuable to offer you. We hope to see you soon at Biblioteca Nacional Aruba.