Our Blog | May 2008

Sherry Boschert events

by: Heather on 05/30/2008
Posted in: Author Events

Sherry Boschert, author of Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars that Will Recharge America, will be speaking next week in Boston at MIT and the Hynes Convention Center.

On Monday, June 2 Sherry will be at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at 5:30 pm in an event co-sponsored by Sierra Club Massachusetts and a staff organization at MIT. The event is …

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New Society Publishers IPPY Winners

by: Heather on 05/29/2008
Posted in: Awards

Congratulations to three of our authors who have just won "IPPYS" at the 2008 Independent Publisher Book Awards!

Richard Heinberg won a gold medal in Current Events for ´╗┐Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines which looks at the world we will inhabit beyond Peak Oil.

Peak Everything

In the same category Clive Doucet took home the bronze for

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Five Ring Circus

by: Heather on 05/28/2008
Posted in: New Books

One of my early memories is of sitting in front of my parents' basement television watching Nadia Comaneci perform her flawless gymnastics routines at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. It was so inspiring (and such a contrast to my own clumsy cartwheels) - even at seven I had a clear understanding that being in the Olympics meant being the best in the …

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Guest Post - Katie Alvord

by: Heather on 05/27/2008
Posted in: Sustainable Living

This just in from Katie Alvord - author of Divorce Your Car!
Ending the Love Affair with the Automobile. Thanks Katie!

It's the start of the so-called "summer driving season" and fuel prices have hit record levels. So has the share of small car sales - as of April, one of five cars sold in the U.S. was a small car, the biggest percentage ever. Although that still means four of five cars sold are medium to big, at least things are going in a better direction!

When Leonard Doyle of The Independent phoned me for a comment on the trend, I told him I thought the increase in small cars was positive, but that I get more excited when I see boosts in transit use, bicycling and walking. Summer - despite the "driving season" moniker -- is a terrific time to use all these alternatives to cars.

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Buiding an Ark with Oprah

by: Heather on 05/23/2008
Posted in: Sustainable Living

It seems that more and more people are waking up to the environmental and health benefits of a vegetarian diet. Ethan Smith, author of Building an Ark: 101 Solutions to Animal Suffering, just sent us a link letting us know that trend-setter Oprah has joined the ranks of the meat-free with her 21-day vegan cleanse.

Why is this interesting? We're …

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