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Monday, March 23, 2009

Buy a Book, Plant a Tree!

Barefoot Books independent children’s book publisher is thrilled to announce that for every copy of Earth Tales sold in April, they are planting a tree with Eco-Libris! To celebrate this new fantastic partnership with this amazing eco-business, the Barefoot Librarian (aka Eve Panzer) will be giving away a copy of Earth Tales right here on my blog! Enter to win a copy of Earth Tales (complete with a fancy Eco-Libris sticker!) by following the instructions below.

Earth Tales Give-Away
My giveaway will be running from March 23rd - April 10th and the winner will be announced on the following Monday.
Comment about the questions to win your copy of Earth Tales!
1. What is your favorite Barefoot Book? (Browse the Barefoot Catalog)
2. What are you doing to conserve?
3. Post about this giveaway

About Earth Tales:
In this beautiful anthology of folktales, young readers learn how different cultures around the world live in harmony with the rhythms and patterns of nature. Discover how to tread lightly on our precious Earth by following the easy eco-tips and trying out some of the fun and creative activities that accompany each story

About Eco-Libris:
Eco-Libris is a green business that enables people to do something reasonable, affordable yet with an impact: plant one tree for every book they read. By working with individuals and publishers to plant trees in developing countries, Eco-Libris makes sure that each tree is planted where it provides significant value for both the environment and the local communities.


MJ said...

Farmyard Jamboree
I stoped using paper towels

YZgirl4 said...

Bear at home. To conserve we do not use paper plates of cups.


Infant Bibliophile said...

I've never read any Barefoot books, but I have had them recommended to me a few times lately, so I am looking forward to checking them out! Bear on a bike looks like my son would really enjoy it.

Infant Bibliophile said...

I'm often out at mealtimes with my son, and we bring food with us. Instead of plastic baggies and paper bags to pack it all in, I try to use reusable food containers.

Carol said...

Dragon on the Doorstep looks good.

I only use cloth napkins. I bring the cloth bags to the grocery store and other stores. I make sure my dishwasher is full before I run it. I try to reuse things as much as possible and I recycle everything that I can.

Thank you for the giveaway! I know my grandchildren would enjoy this book.
Carol M
mittens0831 AT

valerie2350 said...

the Forest of Stories book looks great :)

valerie2350 said...

turning off lights and appliances to save electricity :)

Renee G said...

My favorite is the Gigantic Turnip. We try to turn off lights and appliances when not in use, and unplug items that won't be used for a while.


I'm sure my boys would love this.

Laureen said...

I am new to Barefoot Books, but checking out titles online, I found Bear On a Bike to be very appealing (among many others!) Thanks!

I’ve been meaning to compile a list of all the things I do to conserve. Suffice it to say that I live with a constant mindfulness of resources and awareness which allows me to continuously come up with new ways to conserve.

Some examples are:

reusing plastic produce bags (keep them stored in my reusable canvas bags in car, ready to go…use canvas bags for all purchases (though I’m an extremely minimal consumer!))

I use empty dry cat food bags to collect the dirty cat litter and don’t discard it until it is full. (This avoids using all those plastic bags!) Could also use empty cereal bags for this. Use cereal boxes to collect paper recyclables and then just put on curb for pick up…voila!…no recycle bin to carry out and retrieve.

I save disposable paper napkins whenever I get them and have used them lightly. I then keep them under the kitchen sink and use them to clean the floor of stains/spills. (We use cloth napkins, flat large sponges in place of paper towels, handkerchiefs instead of kleenex/tissues, old tee-shirts as rags, etc.). I also save plastic cutlery obtained/used when outside the home, wash them and keep them in the car to use on road trips.

I will post about this giveaway on Facebook.
Thanks for the chance to win!


Dina said...

I like Animal Tales. I recycle, buy organic produce, use green cleaners, etc.