Co-op Bookstore Initiatives
Save a Bag, Help the Environment
Thank you for doing your part to reduce the use of plastic bags & the detrimental effects they have on the environment. Every time you used a reusable bag or didn’t take a bag we gave 10¢ to your choice of local environmental initiative.
This year with your help, we donated $2,250.00 to the following local initiatives!
- Plant an Old Growth Forest Project
- University of Guelph Energy Conservation Fund
- Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming - Learning & Research Facility
Based on your save-a-bag choices for last year, the Co-op donated:
Old Growth Forest 1,000.00
U of G Energy Conservation Fund 750.00
Guelph's Urban Organic Farm 500.00
Remember to bring your reusable bags to the Co-op Bookstore this September! We’ll continue to make a 10¢ donation to your choice of local environmental initiative each time you refuse a bag. Together we can do our part!
Textbooks & Custom Course Materials
Thank you for selling back your textbooks to the Co-op Bookstore! For every 1,000 books we bought back in April we’re planting a tree. That’s five new trees! Thanks for your help! ·
- The Co-op Bookstore buys back textbooks that will be used on course.
- We have partnerships with used textbook wholesalers to buy back textbooks that still have a North American resale value. We even include an additional 10% cash in the buyback price of any book that the wholesaler buys from you.
- Any textbook that the Co-op or wholesaler can’t buy at the buyback may be sent to Books for Africa.
- thecannon.ca is co-owned by the Guelph Campus Co-op and CSA (textbook classified listings).
- We keep a recycling bin at the Co-op Bookstore for students to bring used course packs to us for recycling.