Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Earth Day campaign - 41 Reasons to Plant a Tree for Your Book: Reason no. 11

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 180,000 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 campaign's page.

Reason no. 11:

Books give us knowledge and call us to action. One action is planting trees to help the Earth - Nancy

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

Nancy, just like a
ll the other readers whose replies we'll publish, is winning one of the great 41 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, Menu Dating by Tristan Coopersmith 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 audiobook
Planet Home by Jeffrey Hollender and Alexandra Zissu.

Planet Home by Jeffrey Hollender and Alexandra Zissu - FROM THE COFOUNDER OF SEVENTH GENERATION, the most trusted brand in environmentally friendly household products, comes this indispensable guide to maintaining absolutely everything in the home in a natural, nontoxic way. Jeffrey Hollender leads you through each room of the house with straightforward advice, comprehensive checklists, quick tips, and unparalleled resources while revealing the hidden repercussions of daily routines that most of us take for granted.

From improving air quality in your bedroom to avoiding mildew in the bathroom, from sourcing local or organic food to safely laundering your clothes, Planet Home offers invaluable information for making conscious decisions for your family, your neighbors, and our shared planet home. With additional information on power, garbage and recycling, air quality, and community activism, this book goes a step further to describe how any household is part of a much larger system.

Planet Home offers a unique, comprehensive, educational, and easy approach to helping you and your family lead healthier lives as we collectively protect and maintain our shared resources for many years to come.

If you want to participate in the campaign, we still have some spots available so please send us your reply it to We look forward to hearing from you.

Raz @ Eco-Libris

Eco-Libris: Promoting sustainable reading!

Looking for great green ebooks? Check our weekly list of 10 recommended green ebooks!

We write here extensively on the ongoing dilemma of how green e-books are. Even though we believe e-reading can get greener, we can't ignore the growing popularity of ebooks (and you know I am fond of my Kindle..) and we want to help those of you who look to read interesting ebooks on green topics.

Therefore, starting this week, we'll have here a list of 10 recommended ebooks that we either read now or read about on Treehugger, Grist and other websites we follow. Most of them 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!

So from now on we'll have a new list every Wednesday and you will be able to find all the lists on our recommended green ebooks webpage.

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

1. How Much is Enough?: Buddhism, Consumerism, and the Human Environment by Richard Payne - Wisdom Publications (March 10, 2010)

2. At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson - Doubleday (October 5, 2010)

3. The Climate Connection by Renee Hetherington - Cambridge University Press (May 1, 2010)

4. Green Gone Wrong by Heather Rogers - Scribner (April 20, 2010)

5. Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail by Kurt Michael Friese, Kraig Kraft and Gary Nabhan - Chelsea Green Publishing (March 9, 2011)

6. The Overloaded Liberal: Shopping, Investing, Parenting and Other Daily Dilemmas in an Age of Political Activism by Fran Hawthorne - Beacon Press (April 1, 2010)

7. Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko - North Atlantic Books (March 8, 2011)

8. The New Rules of Green Marketing: Strategies, Tools, and Inspiration for Sustainable Branding by Jacquelyn Ottman - Berrett-Koehler Publishers (February 14, 2011)

9. Eating for Beauty by David Wolfe - North Atlantic Books (March 8, 2011)

10. Green Bites: Ecological Musungs from the Front by John Vlahakis - Amazon Digital Services (2011)

Raz @ Eco-Libris

Eco-Libris: Promoting sustainable reading!