Friday, April 16, 2010

Om Baby, Child of the Universe is going green with Eco-Libris!

We're happy to announce on a new collaboration with author
Schamet Horsfield on her book "Om Baby, Child of the Universe". This is the first book in the forthcoming Om Baby children's book series and it will be released on Earth Day next week! One tree will be planted with Eco-Libris for every printed copy!

It is a beautiful book full of colorful illustrations that are about love, peace, and happiness.The book's text emphasizes the importance of family, friends, and community. Children and adults alike will love Om Baby's colors, imaginative characters and settings, and the feelings the book evokes within them.

Om Baby is a superhero for the planet, for love, and for global peace. Om Baby reminds us of the most important things in life: truth, love, friendship, family, community, and the potential for greatness within us all. Om Baby provokes thought and stimulates the imagination. Om Baby invites meaningful conversations that will last throughout childhood and beyond. This is a book that will be read again and again as a valuable part of any child's development and education about caring for our environment and our fellow humans.

Author Schamet Horsfield has gone to great lengths to make Om Baby, Child of the Universe as green as possible, using soy-based inks and recycled paper. In addition, Horsfield is partnering with Eco Libris to plant a tree for each copy sold!

You can learn more about the book and the author on her website - If you want to meet
Horsfield, there are already few reading events scheduled for next week:

April 20th and 22nd (Earth Day), 11:00 am
Kids Quest Children's Museum
4091 Factoria Boulevard Southeast
Bellevue, WA 98006

April 21, 12:30-2:00 pm

Seattle Holistic Center
Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Room 302
Seattle, WA 98103

These are events for children and adults. Schamet will be reading Om Baby at story time followed by book signing.

Raz @ Eco-Libris

Eco-Libris: Promoting sustainable reading

Green printing tip no. 41: Special tip for Earth Day!

We are back today with a new tip on our weekly series of green printing tips, where we bring you information on green printing in collaboration with Greg Barber, an experienced eco-friendly printer.

Today Greg is talking about Earth Day in a special tip for the upcoming 40th anniversary of Earth Day next week.

What is the advice from Denis Hayes, the founder of Earth Day to us today?

Tip #41

What Does Denis Hayes, the FOUNDER of Earth Day advise us to do now to keep their mission going? It is time to review where we stand, heading into Earth Day.

Last night I attended a screening of Earth Days, a movie coming out shortly, that is a review of "40 Years of Going Green"

The filmmaker is Robert Stone and the ORIGINAL Earth Day coordinator, Denis Hayes, were at the screening and we got to hear from them after this absolutely, terrific movie.

I was like a kid, and asked for Denis to autograph my invitation. That is the one and only autograph I have ever gotten in my life tme. I told him that I started my Environmental Printing businss at the 20th Anniversary of Earth Day. So his dream became my reality in forming my business.

It was funny how they said there were no Twitter, Linkedin or Facebook to help spread the word on the first Earth Day.

They went on TV, they got magazines to feature them, they worked around the clock to make it happen, and it was a bi-partisan effort in our government to support this hugely, successful 1st Earth Day.


Their panel told us we need to energize ourselves, and keep their vision going. We need to encourage our friends to be environmental, and to not forget how our rivers and streams were so polluted, and how the smog in California was so bad, events got canciled. Just don't get lazy and complacent. Push for a better planet.

Don't put all our baskets in Climate Change. We need to control our population, and we need to
save our natural resources, and conserve our energy, etc. It was also funny to hear that President Nixon should be known as one of the most environmental Presidents.

The USEPA and many first environmental laws came because he pushed for them.

So, here we are 40 years later, and we all need to to our part to protect OUR environment.

You can choose to print on 100% Post-Consumer recycled paper.

You can choose to use 100% Processed Chlorine Free paper.

You can choose to be FSC.

You can choose to use a Green E Energy Printer and Paper Mill.

You can choose to call me.

Happy Earth Day!

For additional information, please visit and You can email Greg at

You can find links to all the tips we published so far on our green printing tips page, which is part of our green printing tools & resources.

Raz @ Eco-Libris

Eco-Libris: promoting green printing!