|Why We GiveJaded Ibis Press uses digital and print-on-demand publishing because we care about the fate of the environment. Our business decisions are guided by an attempt to perpetuate literature, art and music that is intellectually, culturally and ecologically sustainable. Giving to non-profit environmental, cultural and health organizations is one way of offsetting our carbon footprint. We are continually looking for new ways to keep the fine arts in the world without burdening the planet. To this end, we always welcome your suggestions on how we can be more sustainable. Thank you for giving.
|creates a stunning portrait of an injured planet, highlighting the need for environmental preservation and restoration. Editor and designer Jessi Malatesta solicited prominent contributors from the fields of music, film, literature, art, science and environmental activism to contribute a few words about nature. Jaded Ibis will donate a percentage of our proceeds to their favorite charity. Writing by the project’s generous contributors is placed on its own page, opposite an image of one of Michael Cadieux’s watercolor paintings. Below contributor’s name and occupation we list their charitable cause and its website. Also, at the end of the book we’ll publish an index with detailed information of all contributors: Name, occupation, charitable organization’s name, website, contact information, and a few sentences describing the organization.
For this project, we’ve create two ways for contributors’ organizations to raise funds for themselves:1. The charitable organization will receive its own buyer’s discount code for purchases made through the Jaded Ibis website. (We are working on setting up a similar code system for ebook sales and hope to have it in place by the time the book is released.) This code earmarks 50% of our proceeds exclusively for the organization chosen. Because we use Print-On-Demand technology to reduce the tremendous environmental and energy wastes created by the mainstream publishing industry, this project and your funding is expected to continue for years to come.2. If the contributor or organization sells books at live events, they can potentially raise even more funding, setting their own price and profit margin.The Color of Being Born is a lovely and meaningful project. We hope you will join us in our mission to raise environmental awareness and support those organizations and people who work tirelessly to protect our beautiful planet.
|Protecting the last, best wild salmon ecosystems of the Pacific Rim. The mission of Wild Salmon Center is to promote the conservation and sustainable use of wild salmon ecosystems across the Pacific Rim. We identify science-based solutions to sustain wild salmonids and the human communities and livelihoods that depend on them.“We envision a future where salmon thrive. We envision a future where salmon rivers flourish in their natural state, safeguarding the many species that depend on them for survival. A future where communities throughout the North Pacific work together as stewards to sustain salmon and the invaluable benefits they provide local economies, rivers, and their ecosystems. We protect salmon ecosystems. Our work is science-based and guided by the “salmon stronghold strategy,” which targets the healthiest basins in each region of the North Pacific Rim. We use this strategy because it is often easier and less expensive to safeguard watershed than to try and restore them once the damage is done. We focus on three major elements necessary to protect each salmon ecosystem: habitat, sustainable fishing practices focused on wild fish, and local advocacy for wild fish.” — from Wild Salmon Center Initiatives
|Vanuatu Pacifica Foundation is a New York-based non-profit that fortifies potent creative voices in global Contemporary Art & fosters local Youth Empowerment in Vanuatu at Tanna Center for The Arts – a carbon negative artists retreat in the Melanesian South Pacific.Founder & Design Principal: Paul D Miller (aka DJ Spooky).DJ Spooky aka Paul D. Miller is the executive editor of ORIGIN Magazine and is a composer, multimedia artist, editor and author. His DJ MIXER iPad app has seen more than 12 million downloads in the last year. In 2012-2013 he is the first artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC starting this fall. He’s produced and composed work for Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore, and scores of artists and award-winning films. Miller’s work as a media artist has appeared in the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial for Architecture, the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany; Kunsthalle, Vienna; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and many other museums and galleries. His book Sound Unbound, an anthology of writings on electronic music and digital media is a best-selling title for MIT Press. He has been featured everywhere from Elle to CNN to SyFy.is a internationally acclaimed composer, multimedia artist and writer. His written work has appeared in The Village Voice, The Source, Artforum and The Wire amongst other publications. He composed and recorded three tracks to support the 2011 Giving Project. You can listen to samples on iTunes or on Rhapsody.