I've mentioned the book The Lorax on this blog quite a few times, but I have a confession to make. We never owned the book up until today. We have, however, borrowed it from the library dozens of times over the past six years or so. But my brother gave me a gift certificate to Barnes and Noble for my birthday, and I spent hours online the other night choosing books.
The books came today, and attached to my new copy of The Lorax is a sticker that says it is printed on recycled paper (yay!) and mentions something called The Lorax Project.
This is what the back of the book says: On Earth Day 2008, Conservation International, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, and Random House will launch The Lorax Project, a multifaceted initiative designed to raise awareness of environmental issues and inspire earth-friendly action worldwide by passionate individuals of all ages.
It says to visit www.theloraxproject.com, but as of right now the link doesn't work. I suppose it will work by April 22nd (Earth Day), but I'll be checking frequently and if it works before then, I'll let you know.
I'm hoping that whatever The Lorax Project turns out to be, it's something that I can share with my boys. They love Dr. Suess, and I've been looking for ways to get them more interested in environmental concerns. I'd love it if eventually they took this on as their own concern, and not just something that their mom does and they join in once in a while.