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Read a book to make a difference to the earth

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mother and child reading a book togetherWith Christmas approaching, more and more people are looking for ways to give meaningful gifts that don’t cost the earth.

Many people are aware of the environmental impact of giving disposable gimmicks or plastic tat and want to find alternative gifts that bring pleasure as well as a sense of responsibility.

Friends of the Earth and the UK’s largest dedicated online bookseller have come up with a solution!

Friends of the earth have teamed with the Book Depository; an online book store offering over 2.2 million titles and free shipping on all deliveries.

If you use this Friends of the earth link to make your purchases at the book depository, 5% from your order will automatically be donated to Friends of the Earth.

You won’t pay any extra for your purchases, so it’s a win-win.

It’s easy to buy great  value books and do something for the planet. Considering the book business is responsible for quite a lot of environmental damage through felling trees, toxic inks and pulping books that are unsold, this is a great way to give back and restore some damage.

Giving a book is a great gift because it can be passed on or recycled after use and most people love to get stuck into a new book!

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