Author Advocate, Brittany Lavin, August 26, 2010:
The book industry is going green! Eco-libris, founded in 2007, is a green company working with publishers, authors, and bookstores across the world to green up the book industry by promoting green practices, endorsing green books, and planting a tree for every book published.
“More than 30 million trees are cut down annually for virgin paper used for the production of books sold in the U.S. alone,” said Raz Godelnik, chief executive officer of Eco-Libris. “We strive for a world where reading books doesn’t have adverse effects on the environment, and achieve our mission to make reading much more sustainable than it is today.”
If you’re reading this, you’re probably a writer or an author. Think about all the paper you go through in a day. Think of all the books your publisher prints. That’s a lot of trees. A program like this can really make an impact on the world. So get out there and start saving the planet!
Here are some ways to ensure your book publishing experience is a green one:
1. Recycled paper. Make sure your publisher is printing on recycled paper. It is a cleaner process and decreases air and water pollution.
2. Ceritfied trees. Make sure the recycled paper your publisher is using comes from trees that are in non-endangered forests.
Check out http://www.ecolibris.net/ and make sure your self-publishing experience is a green one!
For more information about forests certified by forest management systems check out Forest Stewardship Council.
Click Here for more information on Infinity Publishing and Eco-libris’ “100 Tree Project.”