Today, Wednesday, November 10, 2010, is the second annual Green Books Campaign . Two hundred bloggers from around the world will simultaneously publish book reviews of “green” books. This campaign was started by Eco-Libris, a company supporting eco-conscious publishing, to raise awareness and encourage readers to purchase green books.
What is a “green” book? Any book printed on recycled paper or FSC-certified paper. Check out the list of books and blogs here. I was invited to participate this year but due to moving and other personal commitments, I was unable to join. I hope to be a part of the 3rd annual Campaign in 2011!
This year the Green Books Campaign is also supported by Chapters-Indigo through their IndigoGreen commitment. They have a whole environmental program and are working towards having information about the paper source of books available by-title. I think this is awesome because then consumers/readers/buyers will be more aware of the effects and impact of their purchases.
Speaking of living green, here are some things I’ve been reading recently:
- BPA (Bisphenol A) — BPA is a harmful chemical found in numerous hard plastics and a recent study found them in 90% of Canadians. In fact, Canada has now declared BPA toxic so we should be seeing lots more BPA-free products.
- The Amazing Adventures of Plastic-Free Girl — This blogger is officially going plastic-free on January 1, 2011. Follow her blog as she will be researching, purging and planning for her year of no plastics.
- David Suzuki’s chemical list to avoid — What you need to know about toxins in your cosmetics
- Cosmetics Database — a great resource to check what is in your products and if those chemicals are dangerous