Pygmy Giraffe Publishing – Where Tall Ideas Come In Small Packages
Five years ago I found myself in a career I had never imagined. I was working in the education department for a zoo as an exhibit guide. Inspired by one very naughty goat while in the petting zoo one day, a story began to form. Five years and six books later, here we are with an active publishing, retail, and education business thriving.
The publishing arm of Pygmy Giraffe is accepting submissions from new authors with a passion for animals. Our education department has been formed complete with curriculum written to coincide with each book. With an emphasis on conservation, animal science, geography, art, and writing, these innovative lesson plans encompass grades K-4.
Reducing Our Environmental Impact
A core tenant of our mission statement is to be as eco-friendly as possible and still meet the needs of our customers. Sometimes this is possible, at others not so easy to achieve.
Along this premise we try to buy apparel that is sustainably grown, which of course uses less fertilizer and pesticides. Recycled plastic is sought out whenever possible and all drink ware is, of course, BPA free. Chemical free dyes and inks are preferred, and those that have not been part and parcel of animal testing.
Grown and/or manufactured in the USA is an important priority. This is a lofty goal for a retailer but despite paying a higher price for goods, reducing our carbon footprint is paramount to saving the environments needed for the survival of critically endangered species. We engage other local businesses as often as possible, thereby limiting our carbon footprint by eliminating shipping.
We are getting better at this goal as we continue our journey into educating about animals, environment, and sustainability. It’s all interconnected and we’re striving to do our part!
CEO – Pygmy Giraffe Publishing