Our Blog | December 2011

Wishing you a Happy Solstice and a Peaceful and Joyful New Year

by: EJ on 12/20/2011

New Society author Guy Dauncey posted this video on  twitter yesterday (@GuyDauncey) and I thought it was an appropriate year end message from New Society Publishers.

 

I have to say that I enjoy this version of Handel’s Messiah as much as anyone but this song, and a few things I have been reading lately, have me thinking: Is pointing the …

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Top 10 Peak Oil Books of 2011

by: EJ on 12/20/2011
Posted in: Reviews

Transition Voice website publishes reviews of "The best books on peak oil, climate disruption, economic crisis, and the ways to deal with each as a society and on a personal, family, or community level."  We are delighted that this list of the Top 10 Peak Oil Books of 2011 posted on their site, December 12th, features four New Society authors.

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Franke James Update

by: Heather on 12/13/2011
Posted in: Activism , Climate Change

Earlier this year we wrote about Franke James' struggles with the Canadian government in Franke James Blacklisted?. Franke continues to struggle to raise awareness of the issue of political interference in environmental communications. Yesterday New Society Publishers released the following statement:

PEN Canada and The Writers’ Union of Canada …

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Guest Post - Albert Bates - Durban Dollars: Tck Tck Tck

by: EJ on 12/09/2011
Posted in: Guest Posts

Albert Bates, author of The Biochar Solution: Carbon Farming and Climate Change, posted this review of Creating Wealth: Growing Local Economies with Local Currencies by Gwendolyn Hallsmith and Bernard Lietaer on his blog, peaksurfer, on December 6th 2011.  It is reprinted here with permission.

 

"Money is only a means, not an end. Once we endow it …

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Occupy Our Homes movement declares a National Day of Action to Stop and Reverse Foreclosures

by: Sara on 12/07/2011
Posted in: Guest Posts

Today’s guest blogger is Jessica Kellner, the editor of Natural Home and Garden magazine and the author of Housing Reclaimed, Sustainable Homes for Next to Nothing. Jessica is a passionate advocate of using architectural salvage to create aesthetically beautiful, low-cost housing and today offers us one more reason why!.

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