Thursday, March 24, 2011

Earth Day campaign - 41 Reasons to Plant a Tree for Your Book: Reason no. 12 by author Sarah Dean

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 campaign's page.

Reason no. 12:

Even though my book was printed on recycled paper, I still chose to partner with Eco-Libris to have trees planted because originally, the paper probably did come from unreliable sources and then there's the transportation of the pulp to the paper mill, paper to the printer, books to me...planting trees "earns" carbon credits, so to speak. It is inexpensive, educational, and the right thing to do for the planet. - Sarah Dean, author of Coming Clean: My Letter-Writing Journey

Thank you Sarah for sharing with us your thoughts on planting trees for your book!

We want to mention again the great prizes we give away on this campaign, ourtesy 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 audiobook The Healthy Home by Dave Wentz and Dr. Myron Wentz.

The Healthy Home by Dave Wentz and Dr. Myron Wentz - In The Healthy Home, a father and son-Dr. Myron Wentz, well-known microbiologist and founder of the USANA Corporation, and Dave Wentz, CEO of the USANA Corporation--take readers on a tour of a specific home for a look at the surprising health risks posed by the everyday products and behaviors of a modern family. Beginning in the bedroom and ending in the garage and backyard, readers learn about the degenerative effects of toxins in the home and receive simple solutions to help minimize exposure without foregoing convenience.

The Healthy Home is not a comprehensive tome on modern health hazards; nor is it a treatise on eco-conscious living. Instead, the book focuses on the most important environment--the home--and the problems that can most easily be lessened or eliminated. Busy parents who suspect that they should be doing more to protect their family but don't know where to start will learn about practical changes they can make in the next fifteen minutes, fifteen days, or fifteen months to create a haven for healthier living.

If you want to participate in the campaign, we still have some spots available so please send us your reply it to We look forward to hearing from you.

Raz @ Eco-Libris

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