Reading

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...

  1. Read green blogs and websites

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    There's a lot of stellar stuff to wade through in the green blogosphere. Let GreenYour play tour guide.

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  2. Read books about eco-topics

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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.

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  3. Subscribe to environmental magazines

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    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.

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  4. Choose reading materials printed on recycled paper

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    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.

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  5. Read e-books

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    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.

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  6. Reuse and recycle reading materials

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    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.

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  7. Borrow from libraries

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    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.

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Comments

10/08/2008
5:50pm
greengoddess

Tip #8: Buy a kindle (amazons digital reader) and never kill another tree again!

11/30/2008
12:56am
cascadesue

I would like to suggest an informative new site. The complete Green Living Journal is on line at the publishers website
www.columbiariverpress.com Lots of practial information on green living.

05/21/2009
4:47pm
Mike Internicola

I would like to see how we can share the importance personal care products ...both from an ecological point of view but also an ingredient safety point of view. The organizations like www.ewg.org may help on ingredients and www.Earth 911 on the difficulties of recycling plastic pumps, caps and etc that are not needed. Do not get fooled on false organic claims in personal care.

11/22/2009
8:51pm
The Rock People

The Rock People is a children's book that weaves the intuitive nature of rock collecting, the emotional faces on rocks and the magic of legend to enlighten a child to Earth’s fragility and their power to help. To learn more please visit www.therockpeople.net

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