Dos and Don’ts of Sustainable Reading

If you are a person living on the planet, you should be concerned about the climate crisis. And while there are many debates on corporate and government action vs personal responsibility, the fact is individual choices can make a difference. And before I get too far into this I need to emphasize that those of us in countries like the U.S. and the U.K. have a greater responsibility for taking individual action than say, those living in the global South who have low carbon footprints but experience the effects of climate change with a far greater magnitude.

However, I am not here to soapbox about climate change. What I am here to do is talk to those who are concerned and want to do something about the climate crisis, and who are also readers. Because although we might not like it, reading has an impact on the environment just like everything else. So today I am here to share with you some Dos and Don’ts of sustainable reading.

I am by no means an expert on this topic, these are just things that I have found while investigating what in my own life I can do for the climate crisis. If this is something that interests you, I highly recommend checking out Leena Norms. She is a YouTuber who makes video about books, the climate crisis, and sometimes both at the same time.

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