Even though I’ve always admired her work, I had no idea we were so much alike. As a person who is a really tight spot having no idea how to put ideas into fruition, she’s a real inspiration. I fully recommend watching the A Year In The Life documentary that comes with the Half-Blood Prince dvd, for an insight in the process of having a book written and published.
→ 05-08/50 favourite pictures of Jo Rowling
May 6, 2012: J.K. Rowling - “Order of the Forest” Award
On her final stop of her open book tour in Canada in October 2007, J.K. Rowling was honoured with the Order of the Forest award “in recognition of the role she has played helping save Canada’s and the world’s forests.”
From the press release:
Rowling is credited with encouraging 16 of her publishers to print her books on environmental papers, spawning a trend that has seen an additional 300 publishers, including HarperCollins UK and Random House US, adopt green paper policies. Ms. Rowling is the first international author to be awarded the Order of the Forest.
“JK Rowling asked her international publishers to find paper that was free of ancient or endangered forests. With millions of her books now printed on ‘green’ paper, she’s helped take the heat off of carbon and biodiversity storehouses like Canada’s Boreal Forest,” said Nicole Rycroft, executive director of Vancouver-based Markets Initiative. Markets Initiative began working with Rowling’s Canadian publisher in 2000, Rowling in 2003, and with hundreds of publishers and paper mills since to turn other books ‘green’.
The last book in the Potter series is considered within the industry to be the most environmentally friendly in publishing history. Sixteen countries are now printing the book on eco-friendly paper up from one publisher, Canada’s Raincoast Books, in 2003.
You can watch a video of J.K. Rowling receiving the award and speaking at the press conference here:
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At the end of the tour there is a huge screen that has Jo’s words playing
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