Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Let Earth Day Inspire a Better World

Today is Earth Day, which means we should all be doing something to improve the way we treat the planet. But let's face it, it's not likely any of us city dwellers will be planting trees. If only we had a backyard...

Lucky for us, there are a million other ways to celebrate the day.

Exhibit A:

Better World Books -- a company committed to social and environmental responsibility --collects and sells books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide.

Today, Better World Books is having a special Earth Day sale on used books. Since reusing is one of the most earth-friendly things you can do, all used books bought on their website are 20% off. And every book purchased benefits global literacy, so you can be socially responsible and eco-friendly at the same time. Stock up on your summer beach reading and enter coupon code EARTHDAY09 during checkout to receive the discount. Shipping is even free in the U.S.

And Better World Books is living up to its environmental mission. Since its inception, BWB has:

-Diverted more than 22 million pounds of books from landfills

-Saved 284,500 trees from being cut down

-Saved 12.2 million pounds of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere

-58 million Kwh of electricity from being used.

For other Earth Day specials, go to

Also, check out today's episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to learn more about RecycleBank -- a great company that's creating a little economic incentive to make the world a better place by rewarding people for recycling.

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Happy Earth Day!

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