Articles Posted in the Lifestyle category

Book lovers can green up their act

March 22, 2008
Posted in Lifestyle

ecolibrislogo-new.jpgEvery year about 20-million trees are cut down to produce the virgin paper for books sold in the United States alone, according to eco-entrepreneur Raz Godelnik. This is a sobering thought for those of us who can’t leave a bookshop empty-handed.

Godelnik and his partners have come up with a way to help book lovers reduce their environmental footprint a little. Last year they launched a company called Eco-Libris that helps people plant a tree for every book they read.

Their plan was to raise awareness to the destructive environmental impacts of using paper for the production of books and provide people with an affordable and easy way to do something about it, Godelnik said. “We strive for a world where reading books doesn’t contribute to deforestation and global warming. Planting trees is just the first step towards the day the book publishing industry will be truly sustainable.” Read more