Day: 04/12/2012

One Parking Space at a Time

I’ve just completed my Change Agent training for Better World Books. What an incredible company! They are what’s called a B Corporation, which means many things, but essentially is capitalistic but meets far higher standards for giving back socially and environmentally. They are a book for book company. For every book sold, they donate a book to someone who otherwise might not have the opportunity to easily access books. No books go to landfills. They are sold, donated or recycled. The literacy initiative is so important to me as a former teacher, avid reader and writer with the goal of publication someday soon.  I can’t imagine not having the world of words opened to me. It must be like living in a less bright place, though sadly much of the population is illiterate, many of them women and children. Placing books in the hands of those who have none and promoting programs that open doors to reading changes lives. My goal as a change agent is to secure locations for Better World Books drop boxes. These …