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Earth Overshoot Day

by: Heather on 09/22/2009

This coming Friday, September 25th, the planet will "celebrate" Earth Overshoot Day - the day humanity uses up all the resources nature will generate this year. According to the Global Footprint Network, Earth Overshoot Day marks the day on which our total ecological footprint is equal to the biocapacity that nature can regenerate in that year.

The …

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The Carbon Charter - Blueprint for a Carbon-Free Future

by: Heather on 09/21/2009
Posted in: New Books

We can have a carbon-free society, we can have it at a surprisingly low cost, and we can have it sooner than we think. This is the bold premise of The Carbon Charter: Blueprint for a Carbon-Free Future - Godo Stoyke's highly readable survey of the innovative programs, policies and initiatives in existence today which, if widely implemented, would …

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The 10th Continental Bioregional Congress - Welcome Home

by: Heather on 09/18/2009
Posted in: Events

From October 3-11, 2009, the Tenth Continental Bioregional Congress (CBCX) will take place at The Farm in Summertown, TN, Cumberland Green Bioregion, and New Society Publishers is excited to be a part of it!

From the website:

During a time of environmental devastation, social injustice and economic upheaval, CBCX promises to be another landmark …

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Exploring Small Town America

by: EJ on 09/17/2009
Posted in: Community

Over the past two days I have had the pleasure of visiting a couple of small towns in Oregon - Mt. Angel and Silverton. It has been a truly inspiring and insightful visit. Some people may have heard of Silverton when they elected their latest mayor, Stu Ramussen, the first openly trangendered mayor in the United States. I met Mayor Ramussen by …

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Philadelphia Library System is Shutting Down

by: Heather on 09/16/2009
Posted in: Events

New Society Publishers' roots are deep in the activist soil of Philadelphia, where the original New Society Publishers evolved from the Movement for a New Society, which was created in the 1970s with a mandate to bring about fundamental social change through nonviolent means.

As such, we are deeply saddened to hear of the impending closure of the …

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