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Buy Nothingism

by: Sara on 11/26/2015

In the run-up to Buy Nothing Day 2015, Mark Boyle, the author of Drinking Molotov Cocktails with Gandhi argues that we need to think beyond green consumerism towards buy nothingism, and challenges you to a Buy Nothing Month in 2016.

Born out of the intense cognitive dissonance we experience from our addiction to more and our accompanying desire to …

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#COP21 101 From Alternatives Journal

by: EJ on 11/23/2015

New Society authors Albert Bates, Laura Lengnick, Starhawk and Bernard Lietaer will be attending the #COP21 Climate Conference in Paris.  Also attending will be members of Canada's leading environmental magazine, Alternatives JournalToday's helpful #COP21 primer was originally posted on their blog, November 6th, and is reprinted here with …

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New Sustainable Building Essentials Series dedicated to cofounder Kip Plant

by: Sara on 09/09/2015

Christopher (Kip) Plant (1950 – 2015) was cofounder of New Society Publishers Canada and very passionate about sustainable building methods.  Prior to his passing he was very excited to see this series coming together and after many years of acquiring books on the topic he was delighted that New Society Publishers was taking on the entire

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Employees of New Society Publishers become Shareholders in the Company

by: EJ on 09/04/2015

It is a business story full of love and passion; heroism and commitment, intelligence, generosity and resilience.  From their roots in the anti-Viet Nam war movement and nuclear free Pacific, Chris and Judith Plant of New Society Publishers built their highly developed and relevant Canadian publishing business into an international leader in …

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Today is Earth Overshoot Day - It Could Have Been October 3rd

by: EJ on 08/13/2015

Earth Overshoot Day marks the day when humanity has used up one year's worth of natural resources.  Last year, Earth Overshoot Day fell on August 19th, this year it falls six days earlier on August 13th.  Earth Overshoot Day is an initiative of the Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank with offices in North America, …

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