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Happy Climate Pivot

by: EJ on 12/02/2015

Today's blog comes to us from Carrie Saxifrage, author of The Big Swim: Coming Ashore in a World Adrift.  As our friends, colleagues, elected representatives and fellow global citizens meet in Paris to discuss a climate change agreement, Carrie reflects on this pivotal time.

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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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How to shop for V.A.L.U.E. in ethical fashion

by: Sara on 10/28/2015

Shop better and feel better about what you put on your body, from head to toe! Today Kate Black, the author of Magnifeco: Your Head-to-toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-toxic Beauty offers some simple tips on how to shop ethically while reevaluating what we consider "value" for our money.

When shopping ethically, things often cost more. Most of …

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Why culture is an election issue in 2015

by: Sara on 08/19/2015

Today's blog was originally posted August 17th on Rabble. ca

Heather Menzies is an award-winning writer and scholar and the author of nine books, including Whose Brave New World?No Time, and Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good. She has been awarded an honourary doctorate and the Order of Canada for her "contributions to public discourse."

The …

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