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Ever wonder about the paper consumption involved in manufacturing books? It’s staggering. “About 20 million trees are cut down annually for virgin paper used for the production of books sold in the US alone,” according to ECO-LIBRIS co-founder, Raz Godelink. Until all books are manufactured using recycled material, Raz’s organization will plant a tree for every book we buy.

Here’s how it works — simply donate a dollar for every book you buy, and a tree will be planted in its honor.

Launched in mid-June, ECO-LIBRIS intends to become a strong voice in a call for change toward printing books in an eco-friendly manner.

Expand your intellect, and the forest @ eco-libris.net

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