Our Blog | October 2007

Happy Hallowe'en!

by: Heather on 10/31/2007
Posted in: Activism

Some links for the holiday...

Author Starhark writing about Hallowe'en for the Washington Post/Newsweek Religion Blog on "How scary is Halloween?".

Global Exchange's Reverse Trick or Treating.

And for your viewing pleasure... Consumerism! The Musical

Have a ghoulish day!

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White House Greenwashing

by: Heather on 10/29/2007
Posted in: Activism

In the wake of accusations that the White House watered down testimony on climate change presented to Congress by Julie Gerberding, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), spokeswoman Dana Perino put her best foot forward (inserted firmly in her mouth) by asserting that climate change has "health benefits". "It is …

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Author Events

by: Heather on 10/26/2007
Posted in: Author Events

Calvin Sandborn, author of Becoming the Kind Father, was recently interviewed by Capital Public Radio. Listen to the podcast here.

Chellis Glendinning, author of Chiva, Off the Map and My Name is Chellis and I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization, is facilitating a workshop in Massachusetts November 2-4 called "An Invitation to Strength and …

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Building an Ark

by: Heather on 10/25/2007
Posted in: New Books

We're all animal lovers here at New Society - in fact the office cat is curled up next to my keyboard purring madly as I type this entry to introduce our latest title - Building an Ark: 101 Solutions to Animal Suffering. Ethan Smith and Guy Dauncey have gathered together a host of practical ideas for everyone from individuals to schools, …

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Message in a Bottle

by: Heather on 10/23/2007
Posted in: Activism

Bottled water is a staple for hundreds of thousands of North Americans. Aggressive marketing campaigns lead consumers to believe that consuming bottled water is healthier than drinking tap water despite the fact that the source for many brands of bottled water is none other than municipal water systems. According to Think Outside the Bottle, …

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