Madeline Kaplan, is working now with Eco-Libris to make this green children's book even greener - a tree will be planted for every copy sold (with the exception of on-line sales). Buyers will also receive our sticker with their book, saying "One tree planted for this book".
I hope to be able to wear more green clothing, made from natural fabrics. More and more green designers are making clothing that is both affordable and attractive and that makes it easier to make a conscious choice about sustaining the environment on a daily basis.
I've also resolved to encourage the young parents that I know to purchase green children's clothes as a way of taking the ideas I've put forth in my children's book, "Planet Earth Gets Well" (www.planetearthgetswell.com) into a very real commitment to making the world a better place for our children.
My green wish for 2009 is that there be a significant increase in worldwide awareness of what living in a green world can be. I am hopeful that momentum will continue to build and that industry will realize that part of the solution to our ailing economy is to rethink and to "re-green".
I wish everyone on the planet peace. That alone would bring untold hope to a dispirited world.
I look forward to an ongoing partnership with Eco-Libris and the fine work that it does in the green-publishing world. My books wear the Eco-Libris label with pride.
Here are more details about "Planet Earth Gets Well":
"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.
The story (reading level - ages 4-8): 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.
And you can watch Madeline Kaplan speaking on the book on Fox61.
We'll keep bringing you almost every day this month new green resolutions for 2009 so stay tuned!
So far on "My Green Resolution for 2009":
Chris Flynn of Torpedo
Edain Duguay of Wyrdwood Publications
Raz @ Eco-Libris