Many people prefer purchasing brand new books at large bookstore chains because they like being the first one to open it, or they like the “new book” smell. But books come from paper, paper comes from trees, and trees are necessary for our environment to thrive. So it may be time to put aside the desire to buy brand new books. Instead, consider buying used books. Buying used books not only saves you money, but helps conserve valuable natural resources. Plus, many used book stores are local so you would be supporting a local business. Other alternatives include checking books out from your local library, borrowing books from friends and family members, and reading books online.
Curious as to how trees help our environment? Check out our blog on trees. You can access the link here: https://gundersenenvision.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/do-you-know-why-it-feels-cool-in-a-forest/
Learn about energy conservation, renewable energy, and sustainability management by attending one of our upcoming seminars. Go to http://www.gundersenenvision.org/educational-programs.