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How liberals can talk and listen to Trump supporters, without blowing a fuse

by: Sara on 12/17/2019

Liberal contempt for Trump supporters is exacerbating the political and cultural rift tearing America apart. Beyond Contempt: How Liberals Can Communicate Across the Great Divide by Erica Etelson shows progressives how to communicate respectfully and effectively across the great political divide, defusing hostility, building trust, and, just …

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Change the Story, Change the Future

by: Sara on 11/27/2019

Today's post is excerpted from Changing Tides: An Ecologist's Journey to Make Peace with the Anthropocene. Author Alejandro Frid, Ph.D, an ecologist for First Nations of British Columbia's Central Coast, has for over two decades inhabited the world of science, modern Indigenous cultures, and climate activism. 

Like many of my scientific colleagues, …

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Week for the Future and the Global Climate Strike

by: Sara on 09/03/2019

New Society Publishers has pledged to join the global climate strikes in our community on September 20th.  Global heating and climate change is the most pressing crisis facing humanity and the biosphere. In many of our books, we offer tools and resources to understand the scale of the challenge and encourage action to tackle the wide-ranging …

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Reclaiming our Public Squares from Polarized Rhetoric, Propaganda and Miscommunication

by: Sara on 08/26/2019

Today's blog is a variety of short excerpts from the newly released 2nd Edition of James Hoggan's book I'm Right and You're and Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up. James Hoggan is president of the Vancouver PR firm Hoggan and Associates, past chair of the David Suzuki Foundation board, and founder of the influential …

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Interview with Willoughby Arevalo, author of DIY Mushroom Cultivation

by: Sara on 08/21/2019

Today's interview is with Willoughby Arevalo, author of DIY Mushroom Cultivation:Growing Mushrooms at Home for Food, Medicine and Soil. Willougby is a mycologist, artist, and educator who is a member of the Vancouver Mycological Society. DIY Mushroom Cultivation is part of our Homegrown City Life series, where our authors bring country living to …

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