7 ways to Green Your Reading
Attention lit snobs, language lovers, newshounds, magazine skimmers, bookworms, bibliophiles, blog browsers, and the like: whatever medium you prefer when it comes to the printed word, there are prime opportunities—from going digital to settling down with an eco-themed softcover made with recycled-content paper—to turn the page on not-so-green reading habits. Read, yes read, on for more...
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Green bookworms of the world unite! Whatever genre you lean toward—from memoir to self-help to sci fi—it's easy to fill a to-read queue with page-turners addressing eco-themes and topics.
Give your mail or PO box a green sheen by subscribing to periodicals that cover eco-topics. With a wealth of titles covering a variety of interests, subscribing is a heck of a lot easier than driving 25 miles to a specialty newsstand in search of 'Vegan Bird Watchers Monthly.
If concerned that your stockpile of magazines, books, and newspapers amounts to a small forest, press yourself to opt for readables printed on recycled paper stock.
Have you curled up with a good e-book lately? Thousands and thousands of titles are available to download, making that carbon-emitting drive to the bookstore or fuel-intensive shipping completely obsolete.
Itching to purge your overflowing bookshelves and that big stack of already-read issues of Sports Illustrated and Sunset? Aside from heading straight to the recycling bin, consider ways—both artsy and altruistic—to give readables a second life.
Want to save a tree (and a few bucks)? Walk, don't run—and keep your voice down—to your local library and put that card to good use by borrowing books, CDs, and other media.