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90,000 More Trees Planted — 650,000 and Growing

90,000 trees planted

In our dedication to embrace the concepts of Right Livelihood and mindful living, Amber Lotus Publishing partners with Trees for the Future to replenish the resources used in crafting our products. Through this valuable partnership, we planted an additional 90,000 trees in 2016. This brings our total to 650,000 trees planted since 2008.

What began as a simple strategy to offset the number of trees used to produce our products has morphed into a fundamental component of our ongoing mission. As our president Lawson Day says, “We intend to continue planting as many trees as we can for as long as we can.”

Thank you for purchasing our calendars, greeting cards, and gifts. And for being a part of our mission.


Amber Lotus Publishing is proud to be a carbon-negative independent publisher. Read more about our efforts and philosophy of Art, Commerce, and Service.


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Celebrating Earth Day — 20,000 Trees Planted

Earth Day 20,000 trees

Trees! We love trees. To celebrate Earth Day, we planted another 20,000 trees through our partnership with Trees for the Future. Trees remove CO2 from the atmosphere on an ongoing basis, help restore degraded land, reverse deforestation, improve soil quality, and augment local living standards. Let’s all go out and hug a tree today!

And thank you for purchasing our calendars, greeting cards, coloring books, and journals. We are deeply grateful for your participation in our mission to plant more and more trees — 580,000 and growing since 2008.

Here’s more about the history and purpose of this special day from the Earth Day Network website:

Earth Day Network’s mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations.

Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 50,000 partners in 196 countries to build environmental democracy. We work through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns.

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air ActClean Water ActEndangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.


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Half a Million Trees, Art, Commerce, and Service

UPDATE: As of December 2016, Amber Lotus Publishing has funded the planting of 650,000 trees. The trees planted in 2016 are about 31 times greater than the estimated 2,853 trees used to produce our 2016 product line (which includes our 2017 calendars). We have committed to planting an additional 50,000 trees in 2017.

Today our team is an extended family of ten people, including a martial artist, a jazz singer, bibliophiles, musicians, writers, belly dancers, gardeners, bicycle enthusiasts, plus a whole host of talented, creative, inspiring contributors. We strive to consistently offer products that are authentic and distinctive to bring you a sense of the eternal by nurturing your heart, renewing your soul, and expanding your mind.


During this holiday of giving thanks, we’re honored and excited to share this wonderful news (first published on Elephant Journal in November 2014):

What do art, commerce, service, and 500,000 trees have in common? They are all an integral part of the mission of Amber Lotus Publishing. We are an independent publisher of mind-body-spirit calendars and greeting cards that recently reached a significant milestone of 500,000 trees planted through our partnership with Trees for the Future (TREES). What began as a simple strategy in 2008 to offset the number of trees used to produce our products has morphed into a fundamental component of our ongoing mission. Continue reading