Thursday, March 31, 2011

Earth Day 2011 - 41 Reasons to Plant a Tree for Your Book: Reason no. 18

This reason was supposed to go online yesterday but due to technical problems it's on today, as we continue with our Earth Day campaign - 41 Reasons to Plant a Tree for Your Book, where we share with you 41 reasons provided by readers in celebration of the upcoming 41st anniversary of Earth Day!

With more than 180,000 trees planted so far on behalf of readers, authors and publishers working with Eco-Libris, it's no surprise that we think planting trees to green up books is a great idea.. But we also want to hear what readers think about it and why they believe planting trees for their books is a good idea.

So for 41 days until Earth Day, we publish here the 41 best replies we receive, one reply a day. All replies are gathered and presented on the Earth Day 2011page.

Reason no. 18:
We should all plant a tree for our book because most people still enjoy the feeling of an actual page turning book in their hands. If we don't replenish and keep creating new books, we'll run out of this precious resource - Susan Newman (who also designed the campaign's logo!)

Thank you Susan for sharing with us your thoughts on planting trees for your books!

Susan, just like all the other readers whose replies we'll publish, is winning one of the great 41 prizes we give away on this campaign, courtesy of our partners. Winners can choose their prize from a great list of gifts including audiobooks from Simon & Schuster Audio (such as The Half Life by Jennifer Weiner, Left Neglected by Lisa Genova and Essence of Happiness by the Dalai Lama) and great books, like Planet Home by Jeffrey Hollender, Spit That Out! by Paige Wolf, Menu Dating by Tristan Coopersmith and The Healthy Home by Dave Wentz and Dr. Myron Wentz. You can see the full list of the prizes on the campaign's page.

Every day we'll give further details on one of the prizes. Today we present you with the book
Easy to Be Green by Ellie O'Ryan, which is part of Simon & Schuster's Little Green Books.

Easy to Be Green by Ellie O'Ryan - Everyone's talking about the environment these days, especially kids. But what can kids do? A lot! This book is filled with cool coloring pages, Earth-saving tips, fun facts, and easy activities kids can do to help the environment. It's just what kids need to be green all by themselves!

This coloring and activity book will be printed on 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper with soy-ink. The paper is FSC certified.

We still have some spots available so please send us your reply to We look forward to hearing from you.

Raz @ Eco-Libris

Eco-Libris: Promoting sustainable reading!

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