05 April 2009

Earth Hour to Earth Day Challenge


So I have been following Napmom's Blog and she has been doing the Earth Day Challenge. Well I was debating whether or not I was going to do it since I already try to live green the best way I can.. But then I came across this website when I was trying to find a used book for my upcoming class. It's called Better World Books. Here is what the Online Book store with a soul has to say:

Better World Books collects and sells books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide.
With more than two million new and used titles in stock, we’re a self-sustaining, triple-bottom-line company that creates social, economic and environmental value for all our stakeholders.

They help raise money for Global Literacy. Also they save books from landfills. By doing this they are being green as well. They are recycling books so when a reader is done with there book they can sell it and then another person can buy it instead of buying a new book. Which saves trees from getting cut down. Not only does it benefit the earth but it benefits the seller and buyer. The seller can make money to buy a new book while the buyer saves a great deal of money from buying a used book. This last purchase I made saved me $144. I bought my College Algebra book for $8 people! It was in great shape too.

So check it out and do your part in saving the Earth.


Nap Mom said...

Ok! I gotta hand it to you... that was a great site. They have kids books too. They have a bargain bin (5 books for $15). I wish that there was a way for families to donate books that they don't need anymore. Either way, very good site. I am sure that I will be blogging about it soon.

John said...

Nice blog! I found it after AF Public Affairs tweeted about it yesterday. Keep up the good work.