Green Potter; from about.com; publication of this book may be more significant than the second-most popular book, the Bible:
The first U.S. printing for the 784-page Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be a record-breaking 12 million volumes. The book is scheduled to be published in July 2007.
Details of Scholastic’s environmental commitment for the new Harry Potter book include:
At least 65 percent of the 16,700 tons of paper used for the first printing will be FSC-certified, which means the paper comes from forests that are managed in a socially and environmentally responsible way.
From IH; Google probably has more servers than God, so this is significant:
A day after announcing that it would use $10 million to fund battery technology for energy-saving vehicles, Google executives said the Internet giant would improve the efficiency of its own computer centers around the world and make other moves, including paying money to offset carbon emissions that it cannot otherwise reduce, to cut energy use that contributes to global warming.
Besides all the Green issues of magazines--practically every magazine, from Fortune (touting green companies, "eco-manors") to Vanity Fair (Al Gore, lots of hi-concept photos,) to Sports Illustrated (sadly, no green bikinis) has had a Green issue, here's a story about green books:
Bookstore shelves are filling fast with enough green guides to use a whole forest of woodchip in their manufacture. Their glossy covers carry titles like Ethical Living, World Changing: A user's guide to the 21st century, Climate Change Begins At Home and Sustainable Living. And they are being snapped up faster than free hemp shopping bags at an organic supermarket. [says bookstore owner Fiona Stager] "One of the best-selling titles is Tim Flannery's The Weathermakers, about climate change. "One of the best-selling titles is Tim Flannery's The Weathermakers, about climate change... I think now we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg."