Green Gift Giveaway


Eco-Libris believes that greening up your reading should be as rewarding as possible and what's better than getting rewards that promote green reading? Now you can get great green gifts for balancing out 25 books or more by planting trees with Eco-Libris - $10 gift card for Strand Book Store (25 books level), Free "green" book (50 books level) and $25 gift card for BookSwim, the Netflix for books (100 books level). Go to our take action page and start rewarding yourself now!

For over two years Eco-Libris has been offering eco-conscious readers the opportunity to balance out their books by planting trees. At the same time the company has worked to promote sustainable reading, and reduce books' impact on the environment. Now Eco-Libris is combining the two, with a special giveaway that reward customers with green gifts that promote green reading, from gift cards for Strand Bookstore and BookSwim to free “green” books that were printed on recycled or FSC-certified paper!

We would like to show you our appreciation by providing you a greater value for your actions! You will of course continue to receive our “One tree planted for this book” sticker for every book you balance out, so with the tree planting, stickers that help demonstrating their commitment, and the new gifts, greening up your reading with Eco-Libris is more rewarding than ever.

Here are the details:

Customers who will balance out 25 books will receive a $10 gift card for Strand Book Store of New York City, one of the world's best independent bookstores with over 18 miles of new, used, rare and art books. These cards are good for any in-store or online purchases and they never expire.

What do you need to do to get this gift? Nothing! Just finish the payment process on the take action page and you will recieve the gift card by email within two days from the date of purchase.

Customers who will balance out 50 books will receive a “green” book, printed on recycled or FSC-certified paper. Customers will be offered to choose from a list of 5-6 books that will be changing occasionally. The books offered are books that participated in Eco-Libris green books campaign last November that promoted responsibly printed books. You can see the list of books currently offered below.

What do you need to do to get this gift? Choose a book from the list below and Email us its name after you complete the purchase on the take action page, or enter it in the comments box during the payment process.

Customers who will balance 100 books will receive a $25 gift card for BookSwim, a Netflix-style book rental .library service, lending you paperbacks, hardcovers and college textbooks.

What do you need to get this gift? Nothing! Just finish the payment process on the take action page and you will receive the gift card by email within two days from the date of purchase.

The "green" books you can currently choose from are:

Sleeping Naked Is Green

Sleeping Naked Is Green: How an Eco-Cynic Unplugged Her Fridge, Sold Her Car, and Found Love in 366 Days

Author: Vanessa Farquharson

No one likes listening to smug hippies bragging about how they don't use toilet paper, or worse yet, lecturing about the evils of plastic bags and SUVs. But most of us do want to lessen our ecological footprint. With this in mind, Farquharson takes on the intense personal challenge of making one green change to her lifestyle every single day for a year to ultimately figure out what's doable and what's too hardcore.

Vanessa goes to the extremes of selling her car, unplugging the fridge, and washing her hair with vinegar, but she also does easy things like switching to an all-natural lip balm. All the while, she is forced to reflect on what it truly means to be green.

Whether confronting her environmental hypocrisy or figuring out the best place in her living room for a compost bin full of worms and rotting cabbage, Vanessa writes about her foray into the green world with self-deprecating, humorous, and accessible insight. This isn't a how-to book of tips, it's not about being eco-chic; it's an honest look at what happens when an average girl throws herself into the murkiest depths of the green movement.

Clean Body

Clean Body: The Humble Art of Zen-Cleansing Yourself

Author: Michael DeJong

Clean Zen, clean green! Clean Body follows the successful Clean: The Humble Art of Zen-Cleansing , by cleaning guru Michael DeJong. As with the first book, this is not merely about washing away the dirt: it embodies a mindset, a philosophy, an alternative to mass consumerism.

DeJong draws from Eastern belief systems - especially the element theory in Chinese medicine and Asian cooking - and harmoniously balances five pure essentials in his recipes, using baking soda, lemon, olive oil, salt, and white vinegar as the basis for his all-natural concoctions.

Including special, separate sections for men and women, Clean Body has ideas for everything from facial exfoliants and natural aftershave to moisturizers and creams for itchy skin, discolored knees, and smooth feet. EVERY part of the body, from head to toe, is covered.

carbon diaries

The Carbon Diaries, 2015

Author: Saci Lloyd

Told in short diary entries filled with scrapbook clippings, this riveting ecothriller is one girl's attempt to stay grounded in a world where disaster has become the norm.

It's the year 2015, a time when global warming has begun to ravage the environment. In response, the United Kingdom becomes the first country to mandate carbon rationing—a well-intentioned plan that goes tragically awry.

When her carbon debit card arrives in the mail, sixteen-year-old Laura is just trying to pass her exams, manage her ecopunk band, and catch the attention of her gorgeous classmate Ravi. But as multiple natural disasters strike and Laura's parents head toward divorce, her world spirals out of control. A severe drought sparks fires and deadly riots; then the highest-category hurricane in recent history strikes London. With the death toll in the thousands and climbing, Laura and her family face the unimaginable as her older sister clings to life.

Lazy Environmentalist

The Lazy Environmentalist on a Budget: Save Money. Save Time. Save the Planet

Author: Josh Dorfman

In The Lazy Environmentalist on a Budget, Josh Dorfman takes you inside the latest developments in green living to demonstrate how you can easily and affordably have your designer jeans and your planet too. From raising eco-conscious kids to greening your daily commute, Dorfman provides insights into the next wave of green innovation and the products and services that will lighten your planetary impact and lower your expenses.

Find bargain basement deals on stylish organic bedding and bamboo furnishings at the largest retailers in the world. Score instant rebates on everything from compact fluorescent light bulbs to energy-efficient air conditioners. And earn reward points for carpooling with friends.

In a time when many people are feeling financially restricted, The Lazy Environmentalist on a Budget is your guide to effortlessly saving the planet while keeping some extra cash in your pocket.

greening your small business

Greening Your Small Business: How to Improve Your Bottom Line, Grow Your Brand, Satisfy Your Customers - and Save the Planet

Author: Jennifer Kaplan

The ultimate resource for small business owners who want to go green without going broke.

Greening Your Small Business is the definitive resource for those who want their small businesses to be cutting- edge, competitive, profitable, and eco-conscious. Filled with stories from small business owners of all stripes, Greening Your Small Business addresses every aspect of going green, from basics such as recycling, reducing waste, energy efficiency, and reducing the IT footprint, to more in-depth concerns such as green marketing and communications, green business travel, and green employee benefits.

For companies too small to hire consultants to draft and implement green policies and practices, this guide is designed for easy use, featuring:

• Simple ways to make the workplace greener
• Two plans of action for going green (divided into two levels)
• Definitions for green terminology and jargon

hot flat and crowded

Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0 : Why We Need a Green Revolution - And How It Can Renew America

Author: Thomas Friedman

In this brilliant, essential book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas L. Friedman speaks to America's urgent need for national renewal and explains how a green revolution can bring about both a sustainable environment and a sustainable America.

Friedman explains how global warming, rapidly growing populations, and the expansion of the world's middle class through globalization have produced a dangerously unstable planet--one that is "hot, flat, and crowded." In this Release 2.0 edition, he also shows how the very habits that led us to ravage the natural world led to the meltdown of the financial markets and the Great Recession. The challenge of a sustainable way of life presents the United States with an opportunity not only to rebuild its economy, but to lead the world in radically innovating toward cleaner energy. And it could inspire Americans to something we haven't seen in a long time--nation-building in America--by summoning the intelligence, creativity, and concern for the common good that are our greatest national resources.

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