This post is all about a wonderful company that strives to offset the environmental implications of printing books by encouraging people to plant a tree for every book they read! Read on about Eco-Libris and please visit their website: http://www.ecolibris.net/
When my book was first published and I told a friend of mine the great big life changing news, she replied with, "Well think of all the trees you just killed."
That put a damper on my spirit and sent me for a shot of scotch.
Having worked for years in the not-for-profit sector and for a handful of organizations whose mission's have all been concerning the environment and creating sustainable green living, I know a lot of environmentalists.
Truly, she did have a point.
The reason I decided not to go with e-publishing is because books are so huge to me.
I don't think I'll ever be able to curl up with my computer and books are something I can hold, display, fill my shelves with.
So I am absolutely delighted, turning cart-wheels in my head over the discovery of Eco-Libris.
Their mission is to balance out the effects on the environment of printing books and to make reading more sustainable.
Isn't this marvelous?
One of the best things about this is that it is fairly simple to be a part of, if you are an author, publisher or bookstore.
If you decide you want to plant a tree for every 100 books you sell for an example, you pay Eco-Libris, they will send you a really cool sticker, you put the sticker on the books and the amazing thing is, its only a dollar per tree.
So 100 books will turn into 100 trees!
I absolutely urge you to check out Eco-Libris and to take part in making reading more environmentally friendly.