Day 63: Donated Books to Local Charity

Day 63: Donated Books to Local Charity

I donated books that I owned to a local charity.

Before I rediscovered the local library, I used to purchase books. So I built up a little collection. I had plans to read some of them again or to give to others. I also had plans to win the lottery and pay off my students loans and that didn’t happen either.

Chris over at MoreMinimal inspired me to start to declutter my life. Since they were just taking up space on my shelves, I got rid of them and passed them on to someone else who could make use of them.

“Each year in the United States, 1.1 million tons of books are sent away with the garbage, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Of that total, only 0.5 percent are recovered for recycling.” (Courtesy of BlueEgg)

What was your simple green act for the day?

  • Great Tip, Thanks!

    I wish there was a solution to the abundance of textbooks. It is a crime how professors require a new edition every year, and most used bookstores, schools and some charities won't accept them. I know several people who have boxes of old textbooks that will probably end up in a landfill. We have dozens of old engineering and management books that we have offered for free on Freecycle, at garage sales and to schools, but nobody will take them. Any ideas?
  • Mike Lieberman
    Check out this company - - I've never used so can't vouch for them, but I've heard of people using them.

    Let me know if this works.
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