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New Year, New You! What's Your #HappySize?

by: EJ on 01/05/2016

Happy New Year everyone!  We are having our first snow day of the year and it is so beautiful! I hope your holidays were safe and happy and you heeded some of Cat Smiley's party advice on how to indulge yourself wisely. 

Now comes the time to get back on track and Cat is ready with the newly released Planet Friendly Diet: Your 21-Day Guide to …

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May the Dude Be with You: The Final Day of Our 12 Days of Holiday #Giving

by: EJ on 12/12/2015

All good things must come to an end - but must they?  Today is the last day of our 50% off holiday sale, so I guess that good thing is ending, but the incredible value of the shared ideas and knowledge that forms the basis of our 12 Days of #Giving will stay with you.

I hope you took advantage of the opportunity to give to Syrian refugees on …

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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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