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The family who goes green together…


Green FamilyEvery 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.  This is why we’ve chosen to print our books using vegetable-based ink on 30% recycled paper, as well as plant a tree for every copy printed of Nice to be Nice.  We are in business to leave the world a little better than we found it. If we remain true to that, profits are only part of our reward. 

This week, we’re celebrating Earth Day by continuing to grow environmental awareness and preserve our most precious natural resources.  With that in mind, it’s never too late (or early) to introduce your children to the concept of going green, so we’ve provided a few simple Dos and Don’ts to help you get started:

  1. Don’t be intimidated. You don’t have to know everything about saving the environment in order to get involved.  Get your children started by doing something simple yet helpful, like discarding their trash appropriately in public places.
  2. Do make it a family affair. Take on a fun family project, like planting an indoor herb garden, refurbishing an old piece of furniture, or collecting old magazines from around the house and donating them to a home for seniors.  For craft project ideas, we like http://www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/green-crafts-0309.
  3. Don’t take the all or nothing approach.  So, you drive an SUV.  Don’t abandon green efforts, because of the size of your gas tank.  Stay on top of your vehicle’s emissions and find other ways to give back to the earth, like buying sustainable books and products.

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