Green Thought Thursday: Check It Out (Get it!?)

By Posted in - Sustainability on January 13th, 2011

I love my library card!

As a lover of words and a master of puns, I ask you one thing — to check it out. No seriously. That book you’ve been wanting to read for a while? Check it out. In honor of my new membership at the Cameron Village Regional Library, today’s Green Thought Thursday focuses on why getting a library card is a green (and great) idea.

By checking out books instead of buying them, you will keep countless quantities of paper, plastic and toxic chemicals out of the landfills. In the case of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, that’s 759 pages worth (granted many of the pages are printed front-to-back, it’s still a lot of paper)!

The fact is, writes the Daily Green, “many of us are filling our homes with books and other materials that we never, or rarely, use.” And it’s so true. Of the books that you own, how many have you read more than once? I can only name a few from my collection.

So save the extra 15 bucks and take a trip to your local library. Perhaps a good book won’t be the only thing you’ll check out….Did I mention all of the cute librarians? Have fun!



(2) awesome comment(s)...

  • Josie - Reply

    January 28, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Ohh! I like this idea, Nathan! And you wouldn’t even have to limit it to your group….I bet this would work swimmingly in an office setting, too!

  • Nathan Carr - Reply

    January 25, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I am a part of a group of young PR/Comm professionals in Wichita that make a point to pass the book around to every member in the group. After we are finished, we donate/give it to the local PRSSA chapter or student we know that could benefit from the text. It is a great way to save a little cash, and have good discussion points when we all meet.

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