As book publishers, we are exceptionally aware of the impact our small business has on the environment. We’re consumers of trees, fossil fuels, minerals and chemicals, most of which have detrimental affects to the finite resources of this planet and the environment we love to explore. We are continually trying to find ways to overcome those issues. Already we’ve eliminated single-use plastic from our shipping processes, and we’ve committed to only using Forest Stewardship Council approved paper in all of our books. But there’s still more we can do.
From December 1, 2021, we’ve partnered with not-for-profit Australian organisation, Greenfleet, to help plant native, biodiverse forests in Australia. For every single book we produce, we’ve committed to removing at least 25kg of CO2 from the atmosphere. For some perspective, that’s, on average, about 10 times the amount of CO2 emitted in the production of one copy of one of our books.
We chose Greenfleet specifically because they plant forests in Australia. We live here, we travel here and we love this country and its wild environment, so we want to do everything we can to protect and preserve it. As we grow, and with it our ability to contribute more, we’ll also support reforestation projects in other countries with other partner organisations, looking for ways our books can have the most impact.
Either way, our commitment is for our business and products to give back more to the environment than we take from it.
Importantly, we’re not increasing the price of any of our books, nor have we passed the costs onto our retailers, bookshops, authors or production partners. We, at Exploring Eden Media, have taken on the entirety of that burden and privilege to contribute more than our fair share to the plight of the environment in the face of climate change.
So, whenever you pick up one of our books, be that from a bookstore, one of our retail partners or here on our website, know that you’ve contributed to a solution, and you’ve helped plant and sustain native, biodiverse forests in Australia.
If you want to do more and help plant in Australia, you can offset even more of your own emissions using Greenfleet’s personal offset packages. Find out more.
If you want to do more and help reforest other parts of the world, we recommend Eden Reforestation Projects, who run projects all over the planet. Find out more.