J.K. Rowling Honored with “Order of the Forest” Award


Oct 23, 2007

Posted by SueTLC

As we told you previously, J.K. Rowling is making the final stop of her Open Book Tour today in Toronto, Ontario Canada, and before the event, the Harry Potter author was given an award “in recognition of the role she has played helping save Canada’s and the world’s forests. A press release states that Jo 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.

Jo is currently holding a press conference in Toronto, before her event at the International Festival of Authors, which will begin at 11am. Stay tuned , photos and reports on the way!

Update: Reuters now has photos of JKR receiving her award, and you can see them here.

9 Responses to J.K. Rowling Honored with “Order of the Forest” Award

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WOO HOO! First!!! Never been “first” before. I think this is the finest award Ms Rowling could recieve. More than anything, these 7 books have shown what a giving person she is! Way to go, JKR! (BTW: We need MORE pictures of Tom Felton! (Draco Malfoy) The UK Kid’s Choice got a REALLY good photo!) *)

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YAY JO! Thanks for helping protect the environment! I’m EVEN MORE PROUD now!!!!

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Congratulations on this well-deserved award!

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That’s awesome :) But what I wouldn’t have givewn to be at the Wintergarden Theatre this morning…..

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Well done Jo, I wish more would take page out of your book.

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Congrats JKR, your efforts have not gone un-noticed. With great ‘powers’ come great responsibilities and I commend you for the platform taken to impact positively our global village.

Congrats again.

Fortis Drew*.

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Only 6 comments on this as opposed to 388 on the next post as I write – does that suggest a lot of upset fans i wonder? Well, I aint upset with her. Congrats Jo.

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Good job Jo!

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