Sunday, January 1, 2012

10 ways to green your reading on 2012

We're joining the long list of 2012 lists, but hopefully you will find our list valuable. This is a list of 10 simple things you can do to make your reading more sustainable. If every reader will do even just one thing of this list, we'll have a much more sustainable book space by the end of the year. If you have more ideas, please feel free to offer them!

10 Ways to Green Your Reading in 2012:

1. If you read more than 5-6 books a year and don't throw away gadgets after one or two years to get a newer version, buy yourself an e-reader or a tablet.
2. Buy (at least) one book at your local independent bookstore.
3. Get a book or an ebook at your local library.

4.
Download an audiobook.
5.
Join the sharing economy, using BookMooch for worldwide book swapping or an ebook lending service.
6.
Buy from publishers with meaningful environmental policies.
7. Buy book from a self-publishing author.
8. Read your child (nephew/cousin/grandson) a green book (you can start with the great Little Green Books series).
9. Educate yourself and buy one book or ebook on a green topic.
10. Plant a tree with Eco-Libris for every book you read, now part of the Earth Day Network's A Billion Acts of Green campaign!

Happy New Year!
Raz @ Eco-Libris

Eco-Libris: Plant a tree for every book you read!

1 comment:

Diana Guess said...

I agree with these 10 Ways to Green Your Reading in 2012, because we must take care of our environment. In my opinion, it's better to read a book on an e-Reader...we don't need to chop down trees this way. Also, we can find many great titles on All You Can Books, where we can download for free this kind of books. Thank you for this useful article!