Thursday, April 30, 2009

Our Facebook campaign is ending today and we're 5 members short of our 1000 members goal!

Today is the last day to our April green campaign on our Facebook group and we're almost meeting our goal of having 1,000 members by the end of April!

Right now we have 995 members and a little bit more than 10 hours until the end of the day (EST), so we can definitely do it!!

Here's what we had so far this month:

- We added so far 414 new members to the group (
We started with 581 members on April 1)
- We're planting a new tree for each new member until we reach the 1000th member, so we're having so far 414 new trees that will be planted with our planting partners on behalf of the new members.
- We had giveaways of 26 books of authors and publishers we work with , including
Green Beginning by Avrim and Vicki Topel, Sammy and Sue Go Green Too! by Suzanne Corso, Little Green Books (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing), The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales by Dawn Casey and Gardening Eden by Michael Abbaté

So we're now on the last day and we hope to finish this green celebration with at least 5 more new members and 5 new trees that will be planted on their behalf.

And in celebration of the successful ending of this campaign, we're giving away today a very special gift - a new book by author Fiona Robyn that is only due to be published (by Snowbooks) on August 2009!

The author, who is collaborating with Eco-Libris, donated one copy of "
The Blue Handbag", which will also be signed by her!

Here are some more details on the book:

After forty years of happy marriage, Leonard thought he knew his wife Rose as well as he knew himself. It's only after her sudden death that he finds her old handbag, which contains a mystery he can't ignore. Accompanied by Lily, his wife's childhood friend, Leonard becomes a reluctant detective as his whole life starts to unravel... 'The Blue Handbag' is steeped in a quiet poetry which reminds us to take pleasure from the ordinary details of life - reading stories to our children, sharing silence with our friend over a beer, enjoying the plants Leonard tends for a living - and never to take anything for granted.

You can read more about it at

Thanks again to all the participants in our campaign and all of our supporters and fans that helped us running this campaign.

Raz @ Eco-Libris