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Children’s Book Publisher Joins Others to Take a Stand for Green Books


Green TreeAtlanta, Georgia, November 10, 2009  —  Once upon a time, when companies were focused on green, you could be sure they were intent on growing their bottom line.  These days, the bottom line is still important, but the social responsibility of preserving the earth’s natural resources has now provided a greener layer of depth. 

Today, at 1:00 PM Eastern Time 100 bloggers will take a stand to support books printed in an eco-friendly manner by simultaneously publishing reviews of 100 such books.  Organized by Eco-Libris, this campaign is aiming to promote green books by reviewing 100 books printed on recycled paper or FSC-certified paper.

“Although there’s so much hype around e-books, books printed on paper dominate the book market, and we want them to be as environmentally sound as possible”, explains Raz Godelnik, co-founder and CEO of Eco-Libris. Godelnik goes on to say, “Very few books are currently printed responsibly and we hope this initiative will bring more exposure to green books. Through this campaign we want to encourage publishers to get greener and readers to take the environment into consideration when purchasing books.”

Nice to be Nice©, the newest title released from Bella Flowers Books, is one of the books featured in the campaign.  Bella Flowers Books is a new brand of books for children that are printed using vegetable-based ink on 30% recycled paper.  In addition, Bella Flowers Books has planted a tree for every book printed through a partnership with Eco-Libris.  “Every year, more than 30 million trees are cut down to produce books in the US.  So, at Bella Flowers Books, we feel an ethical responsibility to balance out what we are taking from our planet”, says Executive Editor, Tamika Longino.  “We are in business to leave the world a little better than we found it.  If we remain true to that, profits are just part of our reward.”, she continued.   

Bella Flowers Books is an imprint of Paper Soup Media, LLC and was developed from a mom’s perspective with the primary goal of delivering smiles and inspiration to blossoming young minds.  For additional information on Nice to be Nice, Bella Flowers Books, or Eco-Libris contact Tamika Longino, visit www.bellaflowersbooks.com, or www.ecolibris.net.


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