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Invest Like You Give a Damn Author Shares Tips for Aligning your Investments with Your Values

by: Sara on 02/13/2018

In his new book Invest Like You Give a Damn: Make Money, Change the World, Sleep Well at Night,Marc de Sousa-Shields takes the guess work out of Socially Responsible Investing. Between Marc's humor and expertise he takes what many of us find daunting, investing for retirement, and shows how making money and aligning your investments with your …

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Twelve Reasons to Support New Society Publishers and Indie Bookstores

by: EJ on 02/07/2018

When you buy from New Society Publishers, you are doing more than just purchasing great books.  Buying from an independent publisher or independent bookstore is the publishing world’s version of buying local.

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100,000 Staples and 26 Tonnes of Plaster and Still Counting

by: Sara on 01/30/2018

Today's post is from our editor Rob West's blog The Handcrafted Life. Rob and his family returned to Canada after 10 years in the UK to build their dream home, a site-cut roundwood timber framed house with light clay straw walls and a cob floor. But where oh where to find the information to build such a thing?

One of Rob's first endeavors as a New …

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Land Based Aquaponics the Solution to Troublesome Fish Farms?

by: Sara on 01/04/2018

Today's blog post comes from Adrian Southern, owner/operator of Raincoast Aquaponics and the co-author of The Aquaponic Farmer: A Complete Guide to Builidng and Operating a Commercial Aquaponic System. It is written in response the the video of clouds of bloody water being emitted from Vancouver Island salmon processing plants.

By now, most of us …

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New Gertie Schedule September 2017 - May 2018

by: EJ on 12/27/2017

Sorry for the delay!  We have finally updated our bus schedule hack with the new GERTIE schedule!  As always, although we have done our very best to get it right, please refer to the official GERTIE bus schedule.  This schedule is intended to be an easy to read guide to help you on your way.

 

WEEKDAY MORNINGS

Route A - Silva Bay
Weekday …
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