In my last post, I mentioned how much I love books & reading. It is one of my greatest pleasures. But I do feel a measure of guilt, because as we all know, books are made from paper, which in turn comes from trees. So my conscience was eased ever so slightly, when I stumbled across this great concept:
Eco Libris! With Eco Libris’ plan, you can plant a tree for every book you read, and therefore help to replenish the world’s resources. The more you read, the more you help! Through the Eco Libris site you can make a payment to have any number of trees planted; and for every tree planted you will receive a “One tree planted for this book” sticker made of recycled paper to display on your book.
Another great site, if you are in the UK, is Green Metropolis. The site allows you to recycle old books through their marketplace: there is a fixed price of £3.75 for every book; a donation is made to the Woodland Trust with every book bought/sold; the Woodland Trust in turn plants trees to replenish the woodlands. Everybody wins!