Our Blog | January 2008

We're back! And better than ever (or at least faster)...

by: Heather on 01/31/2008
Posted in: Awards

A brief blogging break turned into a week's hiatus while New Society's website was migrated to a zippy new server - now our page loads (which were previously happening at the speed of erosion) are as fast as the blink of an eye! We hope this will make the site more user-friendly for everyone - I know it's already making a huge difference in my …

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New Society Publishers' Books on Noteable Titles List

by: Heather on 01/24/2008
Posted in: Author Events

Via Cecile Andrews blog...

The American Booksellers Association has recently updated their "Shop Local Notable Titles" list. The list honors "informative titles on the importance of building and strengthening a vibrant local economy" and includes four (that's right four!) New Society titles: Slow is Beautiful by Cecile Andrews, The New Village …

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by: Heather on 01/23/2008
Posted in: Activism

OK, I admit it, today's blog post is really just an effort to justify the 20 minutes I just wasted invested in ElectroCity - a fascinating online game that lets players manage their own virtual towns and cities in order to learn about energy, sustainability and environmental management. The game comes complete with teacher resources and online …

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Low Carbon Diet

by: Heather on 01/22/2008
Posted in: Activism

Put your community on a low carbon diet! The Empowerment Institute is mobilizing communities to take action against climate change through its Cool America campaign. Make this year a turning point. For more information listen to "A Practical and Accessible Strategy on Global Warming" airing on radio stations worldwide between January 23 - 29 and …

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Green Boating book and award

by: Heather on 01/21/2008
Posted in: New Books

Green boating has been receiving a lot of attention lately. Environmentally sound boating practices are critical in order to protect our waters from pollution and degradation. Just off press, Clyde W. Ford's Boat Green: 50 Steps Boaters Can Take to Save our Waters, shows recreational boaters how to reduce vessel operation and maintenance costs …

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