The Last Wilderness (Series in September) - Plus Carbon Neutral Blogging!

Now next to "Where's the Series in September logo?" I'm sure the number one question on your mind with this post is, "What in the world is carbon neutral blogging?"  If you click the image above you can go to the website that will explain it all, but in short, with this post, a tree will be planted for this blog.  The idea is that the energy, and thus carbon, used to produce this blog is a drain on the environment.  However, a tree growing uses carbon dioxide and gives oxygen back to the atmosphere, thus the carbon consumed by the tree negates the carbon produced by the blog so my blog can be called "carbon neutral".  I know there's no way for it to truly be calculated, but I love the idea of planting a tree for my blog and since I am without a yard - I'm happy to let the Carbon Neutral Blogging folks plant one for me!  Anything that creates a greener world for all of us, is a great initiative in my book!  Which brings me to the series I'm blogging about today...

Book: The Last Wilderness by Erin Hunter

Series: Seekers

Book Order: The Quest Begins*  (1), Great Bear Lake* (2), Smoke Mountain* (3), The Last Wilderness* (4), Fire in the Sky (5) 
* indicates a book I have read
Erin Hunter's Seekers series follows the story of three bears - no Goldilocks this time - Kallik, a polar bear; Toklo, a brown bear; and Lusa, a black bear.  The three cubs come from very different backgrounds but are drawn together, along with a very special guide, on a quest to save the wild.  Each sees the way that their environment is affected by humans and pollution and it becomes their quest to find a way to stop the destruction of the natural world.

As much as this is a story about environmentalism - hence the tie in to carbon neutral blogging - this series is also about friendship.  With stoic Kallik, grumbling Toklo, and happy-go-lucky Lusa, the ties between these bears and their unique personalities make for wonderful storytelling.   There are plenty of challenges they face throughout their adventures, and the action and suspense woven into each book creates a string of great novels.  This series is all the more enjoyable in that it subtly incorporates the theme of awareness for the conservation of natural resources.  

If anyone is interested in joining me in the carbon neutral blogging endeavor, I'd love for you to also post the image above to your blog and follow the instructions on their website.  (I know it states Arbor Day 2010, but I emailed and they are still planting trees!)  And if anyone else a favorite new tip for energy conservation, share those here too!

2 Response to "The Last Wilderness (Series in September) - Plus Carbon Neutral Blogging!"

  1. Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e) says:
    September 25, 2010 at 8:40 AM

    I need to get a tree planted. Add that to my list of things to do this weekend...

  2. Melanie, via email Says:
    October 4, 2010 at 3:11 PM

    Hi Lisa,

    thank you so much for participating in our initiative and making your blog carbon neutral! We thank you for the support!

    Here you can find some news about the reforestation: http://www.kaufda.de/umwelt/carbon-neutral/forest-update/

    There are still some trees looking for a sponsor. So if you know some people who have a blog or website, pass it on and we'll make their blogs carbon neutral too!

    Best,

    Melanie
    "Make it green"-team

    (Copied from an email sent to Her Book Self)

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