Of course fewer books equal more trees, and with college courses constantly in a state of flux it may be reasonable to rent as opposed to purchasing. Especially when some estimates indicate as many as 4 million trees are felled annually to simply create new textbooks.
But not too long ago when I was busy buying and then selling my used college books back to the bookstore on campus at the end of the term it seemed a whole lot like a primitive form of "Book Renting" to me, and that's what makes me suspicious of anyone who claims to green up your college experience by "renting" you a textbook.
Though perhaps there's a college student out there in TreeHuggerville who sees a legitimately greener side to "renting" a text online as opposed to "renting" it at the local college bookstore.
Anyone brave enough to venture a cogent response?
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