Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Green Books Campaign: Easy to Be Green
This review is part of the Green Books campaign. Today 100 bloggers are reviewing 100 great books printed in an environmentally friendly way. Our goal is to encourage publishers to get greener and readers to take the environment into consideration when purchasing books. This campaign is organized by Eco-Libris, a a green company working to green up the book industry by promoting the adoption of green practices, balancing out books by planting trees, and supporting green books. A full list of participating blogs and links to their reviews is available on Eco-Libris website.
I'm a school librarian. Last year, I must have had fifteen teachers ask to checkout books about ecology on Earth Day. What did we have in our library? Nothing.
I decided to change that. I've been actively seeking out books on recycling and ecology. Easy to Be Green is one of these.
Easy to Be Green is printed on 100% recycled material, with vegetable-based inks. It's filled with activities for children to do to help the Earth, all promoting the 3 R's, reduce, reuse, recycle.
I'll be reusing this book by adding it to the books in my school library!