Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Mooch a Green Book - an Earth Day Giveaway

Earth Day is just around the corner, coming up on April 22, and it's going to be a merry season indeed for everything green! Eco-Libris, BookMooch.com and some of our fabulous partners and friends in the world of books, have teamed up to give away, recycle and promote a bundle of wonderful green books.

How does that work?

very day from now until Earth Day, we will publicize, and make available five (5) free copies of a new green-related book on the BookMooch.com online book swapping community. Each of these copies will be balanced out by Eco-Libris - one tree will be planted for each copy, which will also come with our sticker (made of recycled paper) saying 'One tree planted for this book'.

We've mentioned BookMooch in the past, and been working for a while now together in promoting the ideas of book recycling and tree planting to book lovers. In order to be able to accept the generosity of these authors and publishers you will need to have an account on BookMooch.com.

So what can you do to show your support for this generosity? Here are some ideas John Buckman of Bookmooch already suggested on his blog. We will also add a few of our own.

1) Mooch the book, read it, and then pass it on to someone else by re-listing it on BookMooch. This is about reuse, and the power of book trading to lessen the number of trees felled to reach an audience.

2) Leave your comments, reviews, ie on the BookMooch page for each book, but also on each book’s amazon page. That’ll help the publisher sell more copies, and help them see that helping book trading and being green can help their goals too

3) Blog, blog, blog about the book, the publisher’s gift, and give your encouragement of this

4) Mention book trading to your friends both in person, and in the online forums you participate in

5) Mention Eco-Libris to your friends and make a point of discussing responsible use of wood, paper, and recycling this Earth Day season, and beyond.

6) Plant trees for your books.

Today’s book is When “Santa Turned Green”, by Victoria Perla (Author), Mirna Kantarevic (Illustrator).

It’s November up in the North Pole. Everything’s going along smoothly at Santa’s workshop until he discovers a leak in his roof. Santa soon learns that this little leak is connected to a far bigger problem. The North Pole is melting because of something called global warming! Faced with the reality of what this could mean for Christmas, not to mention the planet and the future, Santa is determined to turn things around. To do so, he calls upon the people he knows better than any other–the children. Much to Santa’s joy, they respond in a way that makes all the difference…in the world.

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Please leave comments on the Amazon info page for this book once you read the book. You can also buy a copy from Amazon, if you’d rather not pass the book onto someone else after mooching it.

Eylon @ Eco-Libris

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

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