Sunday, February 10, 2008

iChapters go green with textbooks purchasing

In many universities tomorrow is the first day of the spring semester. If you're a student, it means that you probably already started your search after the textbooks you need for your classes.

If you want to do something about the environmental impacts of your textbooks, you have few possibilities. One option is to rent textbooks and not buy them. You can do it at
Chegg.com that also partners with us to plant a tree for every textbook that is rented, so the environment gains twice here (maximum usage of each textbook and a new tree for every rent). If you are looking to buy a textbook, I would like to recommend on iChatpers.

I learned recently that iChapters is a source for printed textbooks, eBooks and even single eChapters. What really makes it attractive, besides their big stock of electronic textbooks, is the fact that they also
plant one tree for every eChapter or eBook purchased through their website until February 15th.

The trees are planted by the non-profit organization
Paso Pacifico, which operates in Nicaragua. So far the program is responsible for more than 35,000 trees that will be planted by Paso Pacifico!

This is a great program and we congratulate iChapters on their efforts to go green and make textbook purchasing more sustainable. iChapters' offer to plant a tree for every eChapter or eBook purchased on their site continues for five more days, so you still have time to check it out and see what they've got to offer.

Yours,
Raz @ Eco-Libris

Eco-Libris: plant a tree for every book you read!

4 comments:

diablolita said...

iChapters rocks! I've been getting my textbooks from them since before they had the "plant a tree" drive and I can highly recommend them to other students. They have really nice customer service, the user interface is super easy, and if you're scared of eBooks this is a great place to start. I have saved SO MUCH MONEY through getting my textbooks as etexts. Plus if you add in the environmental costs there's really no comparison.

Carbonfund.org said...

At Carbonfund.org, we are proud to be working with Paso Pacifico on the Nicaragua reforestation project.

As a non-profit organization, we support third party certified renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects to hasten the transformation to a clean energy future.

To learn more about Carbonfund.org and our projects, please visit us at: http://www.carbonfund.org

Thank you,
Carbonfund.org

Ahmed said...

We are so happy you stumbled upon Chegg. We are ready for the 2008-2009 school year and are serving 2,100 plus schools this year.
Order soon as August 19th is the biggest textbook ordering day. As always, we would love to know your feedback once you have tried the service.

Chegg Support Team Member

Green Textbooks said...

A Great resourse is GreenTextbooks.org
Save Money, Save The Planet
GreenTextbooks.org specializes in the recycling of textbooks, DVDs, CDs. Buying used textbooks not only saves you money, but cuts down on greenhouse gases caused by the manufacturing of new textbooks.
With GreenTextbooks.org you're not only saving trees, your saving some green.
http://www.greenTextbooks.org