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The Old College Try: Rent Textbooks

Save some green this semester; rent your textbooks instead of buying new.
By Travis Brown
July/August 2008
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Will our nation's positive moves toward saner, simpler living and smaller homes fall victim to an im... and are working to combat deforestation and rising textbook prices. Students can log onto, rent textbooks for a semester and then return them. Renting a textbook through Chegg is generally much cheaper than buying one. You might also be able to rent through your own campus bookstore.

Looking to grow some trees along with your knowledge? EcoLibris, a company that aims to lower the publishing industry’s environmental impact, plants one tree for each textbook rented on Chegg.

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