Still it was a year of progress - we managed to create more partnerships, enhance our educational work, tighten our relationships with our planting partners, contribute to the discussion about green issues in the book industry and of course plant more trees!
I am proud to report that Eco-Libris balanced out so far 98,066 books, which resulted in 111,390 new trees, of which 45,525 are the result of our operations on the second year.
Here's a reminder of some of things we did on this year, month by month:
The UConn co-op joins Eco-Libris bookstores program
Madeline Kaplan, author of "Planet Earth Gets Well" is collaborating with Eco-Libris
Subscription option is becoming available on Eco-Libris website
BlogHer's first book "Sleep is for the Weak" is going green with Eco-Libris
Tania Hershman, author of "The White Road and Other Stories" is collaborating with Eco-Libris
New collaboration with Bookworm Baskets, which sells book-themed gift baskets
GreetQ, an online greeting card retailer, is collaborating with Eco-Libris
Eco-Libris is contributing to a demonstration of a green campus residence hall
A collaboration with Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing in an educational contest for kids
New partnership with the Norwegian publisher Flux starts with a book on Arne Næss
Eco-Libris is collaborating with Dutch author Annet Struik
"The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear" is going green with Eco-Libris
A new collaboration with Aaspirations Publishing, a proud green publisher
We have a monthly newsletter with special offers to our subscribers
Eco-Libris is collaborating with BookSwim in an holiday campaign
We publish the annual assessments of our planting partners
An interview on Treehugger.com
Publishing the Green Collar Holiday Gift Guide for Book Lovers
Collaboration with eBook publisher, Wyrdwood Publications, starts with "The Mouse in the Viking's Beard"
Publishing an interview with Greg Barber, an eco-friendly printer
Eco-Libris is available now at Hooray for Books! in Old Alexandria, Virginia
Celebrating another successful planting season of our planting partner RIPPLE Africa with photos from Malawi
We report on our blog on a green publisher that bits the recession - Chelsea Green Publishing
The publisher and the author of "Sammy and Sue Go Green Too!" is collaborating with Eco-Libris
Eco-Libris on the cover of Awareness Magazine
New collaboration with the authors of "Green Beginnings"
Raincoast Books and Eco-Libris are collaborating in a green campaign "Buy a book, Plant a tree"
Eco-Libris is taking part in a green reading event of the Chicago Bulls in a local school
A green campaign on Facebook
A joint campaign with Barefoot Books in celebration of their new book 'Earth Tales'
Partnering with Pilcrow Lit Fest in Chicago
Participating in BookExpo America
In collaboration with Greg Barber, we start a new series on our blog of weekly green printing tips
New collaboration with Kathleen Wilson, the author of the new book 'Rumer & Qix: The Race to Terra Incognita'
Bambeco, an online retailer of eco-friendly and stylish products for the home, is collaborating now with Eco-Libris
And what's next? we already work on new programs that we believe will assist us in achieving our goals - greening up the book industry and making reading more sustainable.We'll have more details soon so stay tuned!
We would also like to take this opportunity and thank everyone involved in our efforts - from the dedicated eco-conscious readers that balance out their books with us, through our business partners that take action to support the environment all the way to our wonderful planting partners that are doing such a great job in planting the trees in developing countries.
Thank you all!