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New Society Publishers Supports Local Community Solutions to the Global Problem of Climate Change

by: EJ on 11/17/2014

In our October 29th blog, we announced that New Society Publishers continues to be carbon neutral by offsetting our carbon emissions with the local Community Carbon Marketplace.  There is a satisfying synchronicity to this partnership, in that the first book publisher to go carbon neutral in North America is now able to support and partner with …

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Healing from War Trauma Through Nature

by: EJ on 11/10/2014

Stephanie Westlund, author of Field Exercises: How Veterans Are Healing Themselves through Farming and Outdoor Activities, has been working with US and Canadian Armed Forces Veterans for several years.  In her guest post today, she shares how veterans and others have been suffering from post-traumatic stress for centuries, how our understanding of …

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New Society Publishers Holds Carbon Emissions at 2005 Level

by: EJ on 10/29/2014

In 2005, New Society was the first North American book publishing company to become carbon neutral. Let me say that once more, New Society Publishers was the FIRST publisher in NORTH AMERICA to go carbon neutral. (Hint: try Googling “carbon neutral book publishers, North America”...) Needless to say, there was no model to follow, so in true …

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The Future of Sustainability - A New Logic for A New Society

by: EJ on 10/28/2014

Today's post comes to us from Giles Hutchins, author of The Nature of Business: Redesign for Resilience.

What has become widely referred to as ‘Western civilisation’ has brought great technological advancement and social change over the millennia. Its underpinning scientific-philosophy is now the dominant paradigm in most parts of our world, …

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The Essential Guide to Energy Independence – Fully Revised and Updated

by: EJ on 10/27/2014

 The Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook:Your Complete Guide to Living Beyond the Grid with Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living has been around for over 30 years and is considered the bible for all things solar and sustainable.  It has even been referred to as "the desert island book"; the one book you would need to have if …

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