Monday, April 27, 2009

The Eco Reading Challenge

May 1 - September 1, 2009

Chris at Book-A-Rama is hosting the Eco Reading Challenge. This is a two-part challenge. For part I, Chris writes:

It's simple. Part One, pick 5 books with a Environmental theme and read them in 5 months.

For part II, Chris is asking readers to commit to an act of Green Reading. For example:

*buy used books or books made from recycled materials whenever possible
*take reusable shopping bags when buying books
*replace light bulbs in reading lamps with compact fluorescent ones
*move to window or outside to read instead of turning on lights
*wear a sweater when reading instead of turning up heat
*plant a tree to read under

If you complete the challenge by Sept 1, Chris will put your name in a drawing for some tawashis she plans on crocheting out of some beautiful green organic cotton (A tawashi is a Japanese scrubber for fruit/vegetables or dishes. Very environmentally friendly.).

To learn more and to sign up with Mr. Linky, visit the post about the challenge.