Saturday, January 24, 2009

My Green Resolution for 2009 - Angela Wieck of EcoBrain

Our quest for 2009 green resolutions and greetings in going online today. We're very happy to have with us today Angela Wieck, co-founder of EcoBrain, an independent eBook distributor and the only online retailer of eBooks dedicated to the environment and environmentally friendly living.

We partner with EcoBrain, which offers its customers to plant trees with Eco-Libris.

Hello Angela. What is your green resolution for 2009?

1. Get tough with garbage - I am trying hard to think about what I put into the garbage and see if there is a way to reuse the item. It is so easy to throw stuff away. I’ve started keeping a pile that can be donated or given to someone in need. And using old stuff to make a craft pile that the kids can use. They find great fun making things with old bits of yarn, buttons, cardboard, and so on.

2. Use green products at home - Over the past year I have eliminated a lot of toxic chemicals that had been in use in my house. I didn’t realize that most laundry detergent is a petroleum product! So this journey continues.

3. Educate my children about green living - They remind us when we lapse because they have great memories and want to do the right thing. I left the water running between veggie washing and my son kindly reminded me to turn it off. Children make great coaches.

4. Continue to educate about the benefits of eBooks - We all know that books come from trees, but it goes much further when you add in trees being cut down, pollution to create the paper, fuel to deliver and so on. If we choose to read a few eBooks per year rather than buy paper books the difference we can make would be enormous.

What's your green wish for 2009?
World peace of course! Read eBooks! And another wish for 2009 is that manufacturers will produce less packaging; and that we consumers will not want it. A few years ago I was in
Germany and noticed that at the drugstore most bottles do not come in a cardboard box. When I asked about this I was told that manufacturers are charged extra if they provide a product with unnecessary packaging. They are way ahead of us on that!

Other greetings for the New Year?
EcoBrain would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy 2009. Let’s continue to make this world a better place.

Any other plans for 2009 you would like to share with our readers?

EcoBrain continues to offer great eBook titles at great prices to our customers. We love to hear feedback, so let us know what you think and if there is something you’d like to see. Happy New Year!!!

Thanks, Angela!

To learn more about the eBooks offered at EcoBrain, you are welcome to visit EcoBrain's website at

More articles related to EcoBrain:

The eBooks that will help your business go green!

eBooks - A Greener Choice or Not?

Green Options: Want to Green Your Addiction to Books? Buy Ebooks

So far on "My Green Resolution for 2009":

Author Amy Guth of the Pilcrow Lit Fest and So New Publishing

Dr. Anne Hallum of the International Alliance for Reforestation (AIR)

Surendra James Conti of East West Bookstore

Jennifer Taylor of GreetQ

Bill Roth, author of "On Empty (Out of Time)"

Vonda Schaefer of Valley Books

Madeline Kaplan, author of "Planet Earth Gets Well"

Chris Flynn of Torpedo

Edain Duguay of Wyrdwood Publications

Raz @ Eco-Libris

New green eBook is published today by Wyrdwood Publications

We're happy to update you on a new eBook that is released today by Wyrdwood Publications: The Mouse in the Viking's Beard by R. Phillip Prince.

Not only that this is a great eBook, but o
ne tree will also be planted with Eco-Libris for every copy sold.
Last month we reported here on our new partnership with Wyrdwood Publications, a publisher that works solely online and specializes in the publishing of Pagan and Heathen eBooks.

As part of their
commitment to the environment, Wyrdwood Publications is planting a tree for every 'Green Leaves' eBook sold (and you can learn more about the Green Leaves Policy at

Our collaboration started with the great eBook "The Witches' Course Book" by Raven Blackmoor and continues now with another great eBook -
The Mouse in the Viking's Beard by R. Phillip Prince.

The Mouse in the Viking's Beard is A whimsical bed time tale of high adventure and camaraderie set in the lands and Myths of the Old Norse. A time when man, myth and legends lived side by side.... It's a wonderful bed time tale and it's available now on Wyrdwood Publications' website in a great price - only $4.99.

For more details on Wyrdwood Publications and the eBooks they publish please visit their website -

Raz @ Eco-Libris

Plant a tree for every book you read!