Thanks for your support—we are live on Indiegogo for funding until November 7th!

GWP publisher and poet-activist, Greg Delanty, the lead author of the upcoming GWP book, "So Little Time."

GWP publisher and poet-activist, Greg Delanty, the lead author of the upcoming GWP book, “So Little Time.”

After the wonderful weekend at the Burlington Book Festival, we felt so excited and filled with energy to move forward with our goal of publishing beautiful books that are created with sustainability and preserving our environment first and foremost.

Dede and Greg were part of the Burlington 350vt.org group of Keystone XL protesters. Saturday was something to see: thousands of people, in hundreds of places, united around one vision for a tar sands-free future.

We didn’t just send a message to President Obama to stop Keystone XL (though I’m certain we did that). We showed that there are leaders everywhere ready to continue this fight — from the farms of Nebraska, to the rainy shores of the Gulf Coast, to cities all across the country — and together we have drawn the line against Keystone XL and the tar sands.

So, back to our Indiegogo campaign: The money raised will go a long way…

Our books will be printed with soy-based inks on paper made from pulp that comes from post-consumer waste paper in a family-owned, FSC-certified printer, located in Vermont utilizing responsible environmental, social, and economic practices; made with a chlorine-free process. Environmentally-responsible and sustainable practices are embraced within this, our mission statement. We are exploring printing on other materials as well, such as organic hemp from Canada, kenaf, and arundo donax (similar to bamboo). Our goal is to never use virgin timber fiber for our paper used to print our books. To summarize:

  • The amount is what we have budgeted for our first season of printing the books.
  • Our books are printed on recycled paper IN VERMONT!
  • Our funds will go to help offset our first printing bills, and be applied there first.

Thanks for your support—we are live on Indiegogo for funding until November 7th!
Please help us spread the word about this funding campaign! 

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3 thoughts on “Thanks for your support—we are live on Indiegogo for funding until November 7th!

  1. Melanie Lynn Griffin

    How very exciting to come across your website! Wonderful idea. I found you in the comments on the Orion page. I’m an environmental writer, sometimes incorporating spiritual themes. I don’t know if you’re interested in that. I spent several decades as an environmental lobbyist with the Sierra Club in D.C. and am now pursuing a gentler lifestyle and finishing up my Masters in Writing from Johns Hopkins.
    I split my year between D.C. and New Hampshire, so I will try to stop by and meet everyone at your October event in Brattleboro! Once I become more familiar with your needs, I may be able to submit some poems or essays for consideration.
    Good luck – hope to see you soon.
    Melanie

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    1. Dede Cummings Post author

      Hi Melanie, What a great post! We are all very excited about our first few months at GWP! It is so wonderful to make your acquaintance, and we look forward to seeing you and reading your work. One thing we are planning is to expand our list—eventually—and your work sounds like a good fit! Our hope is to have a Green Writers Conference in Vermont next year, and also a journal, chapbooks, limited edition books, posters and notecards. You are welcome to come and visit of course! Best, Dede

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    2. Dede Cummings Post author

      Hi Melanie, It was so great to meet you at the Brattleboro Literary Festival! We hope you can come up for the publishing launch party… It is pretty far, but we really appreciate your support. If you have a second, check out our new video….

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