Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Earth Day 2011 Campaign - 41 Reasons to Plant a Tree for Your Book: Reason no. 32

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 190,000 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 2011 page.

Reason no. 32:
The cover of my book, Beyond the Cold: An American's Warm Portrait of Norway, is a photo of the narrowest and most dramatic fjord in Norway, a picture seen in many Norway travel brochures, except I took this photo. Norway is one of the most scenic, if not the most beautiful country in the world. I have traveled above the Arctic Circle, seen trees growing horizontally out of mountains. The Norwegians interact with the environment, be it skiing in the winter or hiking or bicycling in the fall, spring and summer in the mountains or park.

A Norwegian Sunday could be a four-hour walk in the mountains. The trains have clips on the outside for skis. Nothing is too far for a Norwegian to walk. Norway has laws to preserve the trees. The capital city of Oslo is known as "The Country Capital' because 75% of the city has trees and/or forests. - Michael Kleiner, author of 'Beyond the Cold: An American's Warm Portrait of Norway'.

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

I would also like to remind you of the great 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 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
Greening Your Small Business: How to Improve Your Bottom Line, Grow Your Brand, Satisfy Your Customers - and Save the Planet by Jennifer Kaplan.

Greening Your Small Business: How to Improve Your Bottom Line, Grow Your Brand, Satisfy Your Customers - and Save the Planet by Jennifer Kaplan - The ultimate resource for small business owners who want to go green without going broke.

Greening Your Small Business is the definitive resource for those who want their small businesses to be cutting- edge, competitive, profitable, and eco-conscious. Filled with stories from small business owners of all stripes, Greening Your Small Business addresses every aspect of going green, from basics such as recycling, reducing waste, energy efficiency, and reducing the IT footprint, to more in-depth concerns such as green marketing and communications, green business travel, and green employee benefits.

For companies too small to hire consultants to draft and implement green policies and practices, this guide is designed for easy use, featuring:

• Simple ways to make the workplace greener
• Two plans of action for going green (divided into two levels)
• Definitions for green terminology and jargon

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!

Our weekly list of 10 recommended green ebooks - The End of Energy and 9 more great green ebooks!

We're back again with our weekly update of 10 recommendations on green ebooks is right here!

Just a reminder - Each week we present you here with list of 10 recommended e-books on a variety of green issues - from climate change and conservation to sustainable living and green marketing. Most of these green ebooks are new and were either released in the last month or two or about to be released (but already available as ebooks).

The links of these ebooks are to and I apologize in advance to all the Nook, iPad, Kobo and Sony Reader owners. I hope you can easily find an ebook you'll like on other ebookstores. This is also the place to disclose that we're taking part in Amazon's affiliate program and therefore will receive a small percentage of every purchase made using these links. We hope you don't mind!
You can find all the lists published so far on our recommended green ebooks webpage.

Without further ado, here's this week's list of 10 recommended green e-books:

1. The End of Energy: The Unmaking of America's Environment, Security, and Independence by Michael Graetz - The MIT Press (April 11, 2011)

2. eco+waza by Reina Otsuka - Ecotwaza Co., Ltd. (April 3, 2011)

3. The Comprehensive Guide That Shows You How To Live Greener: Living Green 101 by Adam Clayton - BT Elite Publishers (February 3, 2011)

4. Food, Agri-Culture and Tourism: Linking Local Gastronomy and Rural Tourism: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (English, German and Italian Edition) eidted by Katia Laura Sidali, Achim Spiller and Birgit Schulze - Springer (February 14, 2011)

5. Bottlemania: Big Business, Local Springs, and the Battle over America's Drinking Water by Elizabeth Royte - Bloomsbury USA (January 15, 2011)

6. AMAZING BOOK ON SAVING FUEL AND YOUR MONEY by Enos Taylor - Amazon Digital Services (April 11, 2011)

7. The Impending World Energy Mess by Robert Hirsch, Roger Bezdek and Robert Wendling - Apogee Prime (April 12, 2011)

8. Earth Child by Chelsea Burgess - Amazon Digital Services (April 9, 2011)

9. Earth: The Operators' Manual by Richard B. Alley - W. W. Norton & Company (April 11, 2011)

10. Green Energy 101: A Guide to Home Solar & Wind Power by Henry Bulluck- Amazon Digital Services (April 7, 2011)

Raz @ Eco-Libris

Eco-Libris: Promoting sustainable reading!