Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Clayton State University Bookstore Holding “Go Green Day” Book Drive

The Clayton State University Bookstore will be holding a “Go Green Day” Book Drive on Thursday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The book drive will be held in the Bookstore, located on the lower level of the Clayton State Student Center. All donated books will be accepted, not just text books.

Books will be donated to Better World Books, which collects and sells books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide. With more than six million new and used titles in stock, they are self-sustaining company that creates social, economic and environmental value for all their stakeholders. Better World Books supports book drives and collects used books and textbooks through a network of more than 1,800 college campuses and partnerships with more than 2,000 libraries nationwide. So far, the company has converted more than 35 million donated books into $7.5 million in funding for literacy and education. In the process, they have also diverted more than 13,000 tons of books from landfills.

According to Lynnie Beauvoir, customer service supervisor for the Clayton State University Bookstore, the purpose of the “Go Green Day” Book Drive is also to bring awareness to how the University Bookstore sustains and supports the “Green” initiative.

The University Bookstore “Green” other commitments (in addition to donating used books) include: sponsorship of the campus “Green Team;” helping with recycling can pick-ups around the campus; carrying “Green” supplies and merchandise; the reusable tote program with “Green” tote bags… with every purchase a percentage of the proceeds go towards the Green Team; and offering a strong used book buyback program which recycles and reuses books and also saves students money.

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.
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