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!