Clayton State University’s “college store,” The Loch Shop, will be hosting the annual “Go Green Week” Book Drive from Monday, Nov. 7 through Friday, Nov. 11, daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All books will be accepted, the Book Drive is not limited to textbooks.
Books will be donated to Better World Books, an organization that 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, triple-bottom-line 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.
The Loch Shop, which is located on the first floor of the Clayton State Student Center, also has various other “Green” commitments, including:
*Sponsorship of the University’s Go Green Team
* Helping with the bottle and can recycling program on campus
*Donating used books to promote literacy
*Offering a strong used book buyback program which recycles and reuses books, and also saves students money
*The Reusable Tote Program with “Green” Tote Bags; with every purchase a percentage of the proceeds goes toward funding green initiatives on campus
*The Loch Shop also carries “Green” supplies and merchandise