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Bookstore participates in national campaign

Austin Peay State Universitys Ann Ross Bookstore joined 280 other college bookstores across the country in the Buy a Book, Build a Forest campaign during the 2007-08 academic year.

The campaigns goal was to plant 100,000 trees in a national forest. Students were asked to go online to buildaforest.com and vote for the forest where trees should be planted. The forest will be Pike and San Isabel National Forest in Colorado, with students at the University of Central Florida recording the most votes for it.
Austin Peay State University's Ann Ross Bookstore joined 280 other college bookstores across the country in the “Buy a Book, Build a Forest” campaign during the 2007-08 academic year.

The campaign's goal was to plant 100,000 trees in a national forest. Students were asked to go online to buildaforest.com and vote for the forest where trees should be planted. The forest will be Pike and San Isabel National Forest in Colorado, with students at the University of Central Florida recording the most votes for it.

The campaign began in August 2007 and ran through March 2008. A portion of each used textbook purchased or sold at the APSU Bookstore was donated to the Arbor Day Foundation. Proceeds will be used to plant trees in the selected forest.

Also, the campaign encouraged students to buy and sell used textbooks and faculty to use the same textbooks for another term. APSU Bookstore Manager Stacy England said used textbooks offer advantages for the environment and make material affordable for students.

"Rising textbook prices are a concern for every college student. One way to help keep textbook prices lower is to offer a strong supply of used textbooks,” he said. “On average, used textbooks offer a savings of up to 25 percent.

“The 'Buy a Book, Build a Forest' campaign has helped us communicate with faculty the importance of reusing textbooks. It also has encouraged students to sell back their textbooks at the end of the term and make more used textbooks available for the next term."

For more information, contact England by telephone at (931) 221-7655 or by e-mail at stacy.england@validisresources.com. -- Melony A. Jones