I just found out about an online green living bookstore dedicated to providing quality educational materials with minimal environmental impact. With the rate of books we go through in our house, anytime I can get a digital version, I choose to download instead of getting a paper copy.
With global paper consumption increasing at a staggering rate, and forests disappearing overnight, our society really needs to look at ways to decrease our rate of consumption. One online company is focused on giving you an option when buying books for yourself or your kids.
EcoBrain makes it a point to only offer digital downloads, which are available to read on your computer or handheld. With eBooks, you can search the text or copy and paste, and printing of individual pages, or the entire book if necessary, is an option. eBooks have no fuel usage or carbon emissions from printing and shipping, helping to conserve our resources and environment. You’ll save money as well, with prices of eBooks 30% cheaper than print.
eBooks are probably never going to catch on for bedtime stories, but for older kids, study guides, workbooks and activity books as digital downloads makes sense. For homeschoolers or kids with a huge appetite for learning, the selection of books on EcoBrain will help add to their environmental education. Right now, they are offering a line of study guides at 50% off, plus some freebies.
For parents, I recommend:
- The Green Parent: Your Kid-Friendly Guide to Earth-Friendly Living
- EcoKids: Raising Children Who Care for the Earth
- The Natural Child: Parenting from the Heart
- Above All Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times
For kids, see these educational products:
- Botanical Leaf and Identification Cards
- Crystals in Focus
- Insect Field Journal
- Trees, Leaves and Seeds: A Craft Unit about Trees, Leaves and Seeds
If you’re thinking about buying books on green living, environmental education, or workbooks and study guides for your child, you need to go check out EcoBrain.
Authors take note:
EcoBrain knows it isn’t always easy to get published. And the costs can be staggering. But by publishing in an eBook format, new publishers can produce and publish their material much more quickly, cheaply and profitably. Publishers who are going green can and should be rewarded for their efforts by earning more, while reducing both their own costs and environmental costs as well. EcoBrain makes it possible for publishers to get the green word out in a cost effective and environmentally friendly manner!