Monday, March 30, 2009

The Chicago Bulls are promoting Green Reading and Eco-Libris is taking part in it!




We have great news today: As part of the 'NBA Green Week 2009' the Chicago Bulls are promoting green reading in
one of Chicago's schools and Eco-Libris is part of it!


Yes, President Obama's favorite basketball team will celebrate this Friday (April 3) the grand opening of The Green Reading & Technology Corner at Pope John Paul School in Chicago.


During the opening, Bulls players will participate in a Reading Time-Out where they will read an excerpt of “Planet Earth Gets Well” by Madeline Kaplan, a children’s book that addresses environmental concerns in a child-friendly format. In addition to having a green theme, the author and the Chicago Bulls are collaborating with Eco-Libris to green up the book by planting trees.


The Bulls are donating a total of 100 copies of this book to the school's library, thus planting 100 trees as a result of the project. In addition, every book comes with Eco-Libris sticker made of recycled paper that reads “One tree planted for this book”.

Here are more details on the event:

Date: April 3, 3009 at 3:30pm

Location: Pope John Paul School, 4325 South Richmond Chicago, IL

Event: Grand Opening of the Green Reading & Technology Corner. As part of the Read to Achieve Program, the Bulls added a new component to the Reading & Learning Center where we created an environmentally friendly learning space at a local school.

Following the Opening, Bulls players will participate in a Reading Time-Out where they will read an excerpt of “Planet Earth Gets Well” a children’s book addresses environmental concerns in a child-friendly format. Planet Earth Gets Well's partnership with Eco-Libris, a green business that works to balance out the paper used for books by planting trees, plants one tree for every book purchased.

The Bulls are donating a total of 100 copies of this book to the library, thus planting 100 trees as a result of the project. Eco-Libris includes book sleeve stickers made of recycled paper for every book they balance out that reads “One tree planted for this book”.

Featured Book: Planet Earth Gets Well by Madeline Kaplan, illustrated by Taillefer Long, addresses environmental concerns in a child-friendly format, based on the author’s awareness that future generations must be prepared to preserve their planet and its resources.

When Planet Earth gets the sniffles, Mother Nature challenges each of us to retract our gluttonous ways. She instructs the Planet Earth to take better care of himself which means all humans must make big changes about key issues like global warming, the melting of polar ice caps, deforestation and energy depletion. Once Planet Earth sneezes, Mother Nature listens and helps each and every one of us learn how to be good to our dear, old friend. This educational reader is wholly unique in the ways that matter-think globally, think green, and act accordingly. Reading level: Ages 4-8

More on 'Planet Earth Gets Well':


Yours,
Raz @ Eco-Libris
http://www.ecolibris.net/

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