Editor’s note: Last week, our friends at Eco-Libris announced this partnership with Kedzie Press. Congratulations to them… this is a great step forward for Eco-Libris, Kedzie, and the environment. This post, written by Raz Godelnik, was originally published on Tuesday, February 12, 2008.
We’re very happy to update you with a new partnership – Kedzie Press, an independent publishing house based in Seattle, Washington is collaborating with Eco-Libris in a new initiative called Million Tree-A-Thon.
The goal: planting one million trees for one million books to be sold by Kedzie Press until the end of 2009.
Kedzie Press is already a green publisher — it publishes books with socially conscious and or environmentally-friendly messages, as well as the occasional work of fiction. It strives to help its readers lead better lives and all of our titles are printed on 100% recycled, 100% post-consumer waste paper (FSC certified), and processed chlorine free. It means that by pledging to plant one tree for every book sold, Kedzie Press actually maximizes the positive impact it already has on the environment.
Million Tree-A-Thon will start with a new book, The Green Parent: A Kid-Friendly Guide to Earth-Friendly Living by Jenn Savedge, which is jam packed with information, interviews, and inspiration to help parents become Green Parents. Eco-Libris logo will appear on every printed copy of the book, signifying that one tree is being planted for each and one of these copies. The book will be available at local and online booksellers nationwide on April, 2008 and and can be pre-ordered already from the Kedzie Press website.
Kedzie Press is looking to make a difference in their conservation efforts and inspire others to do the same. We are very excited and proud to be part of these efforts and look forward to meeting the goal: planting one million trees for one million Kedzie Press books. I’m positive that with the support of all the eco-conscious readers out there we can do it!
So buy any Kedzie Press title from Kedzie Press website (check it out, they’ve got really interesting green books) and join the Kedzie Million Tree-A-Thon.