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Old 07-18-2008, 07:48 PM
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Post J.K. Rowling impacts environment with changes in Deathly Hallows publishing

According to the Green Press Initiative, more than 30 million trees are used to make books to be sold just in the United States every year. After J.K. Rowling urged the company to make changes, Scholastic printed 65 percent of the U.S. first edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified paper. This means that it was created from responsibly managed forests, and contained at least 30 percent post-consumer recycled paper. These differences made a severe impact. 200,000 trees were saved, making the same carbon impact as if you were to take 1,577 cars off the road.

The print runs in the United Kingdom and Canada were 100 percent recycled.

To read more on Green Publishing and the changes being made, go here.
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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OMG that is a great difference!! it's so nice of celebrities to be conscious about our enviorment

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It's good of JKR to do this and it adds more awareness of exactly how many trees are chopped down to make books. I'm glad that celebrities use their status to help awareness and hopefully to make some kind of change.
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Omg. That is AWESOME!
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this is so cool! im so glad that JK is showing concern for the environment, and i hope her fans see the same
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Thirty million trees per year is an absolutely insane number if you think about it.

Nice to see such initiatives supported, every bit helps.
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That's quite a difference! I wish every single book was made of recycled paper :/
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thats really good and i really didnt even notice the difference
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thats great that they are saving trees
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it's good jkr is one of those writers/celebs-aware of such stuff and actually do something abt it!she's awesome
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It's good!!
It seems that Rowling makes great contributing to the envirment!
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wow,she is AMAZING ! yaaaay go JK!
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That is great! Everyone is finally realizing that the enviroment needs our help.
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go J.k Rowling...... why cant all celebrities be like her she is so brilliant and gives back to the world

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Scholastic could've done a lot more, as shown by the greater efforts by Bloomsbury and Raincoast. It still baffles me that there aren't HP e-books - that would do wonders for the environment.
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Well done Jo! At least there are some authors who realise just how many trees are used to make their works. This was a brilliant move and hopefully lots more writers will follow suit.
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