I just saw Michael Phelps winning gold medal no. 8. What a performance! This is so exciting and I was so happy for him. So kudos to Phelps, and now it's time to brag with our own medalists -Sheena Petty, Heather Osborn, and Megan Harper (from left to right in the photo).
Sheena, Heather and Megan didn't receive these medals in Beijing, but in St. Louis, Missouri, or if I'll be more specific at the Garden Gate Shop in the Missouri Botanical Garden. The Garden Gate Shop is taking part in our bookstores program, offering visitors to plant a tree with us for every book they buy at the store and receive our "One tree planted for this book" sticker at the counter.
The store has a great success with the customers and this is also due an Eco Libris sales contest they initiated. The contest was between the sales associates and the prizes for the winners were really cool - an hour lunch, a free lunch in the Garden’s café, 5 Eco Libris stickers and 50% off any shop item.
So Sheena, Heather and Megan (along with Lucy Herleth) are the Eco-Libris medalists and we're very proud in it!! Thank you to all of them, as well as all the other wonderful people of the Garden's shop who are taking part in making reading more sustainable. And of course many thanks to the Garden Shop's Book, Media, and Toy Buyer, Christine Kennedy, for contacting us originally and making all of this happen!
Below you can see another photo of the medalists, this time with the oldest tree in the Garden in the background (a ginkgo).
The Missouri Botanical Garden is conveniently located off I-44, and is easily accessible from the major highways in the area.4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110. Automated events hotline: (314) 577-9400, 1-800-642-8842.
And if you visit this beautiful place, don't forget to check out the Missouri Botanical Garden’s café, Sassafras, that has just been designated as the first Certified Green Restaurant in the state of Missouri by the Green Restaurant Association. This is another outstanding example of the Garden’s ongoing pledge to care for the planet and preserve its resources!
Raz @ Eco-Libris