Our Blog | May 2014

Bike to Work Week!

by: Alina on 05/26/2014

Several of us here at New Society are joining in the fun of British Columbia’s Bike to Work Week, May 26-30. Bike to Work BC is a registered nonprofit society created to “experience the joy of an ever-increasing number of people safely commuting by bicycle … and encourage more people in all BC communities to commute by bicycle through Bike …

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Gabriola Book Launch - Reclaiming the Commons with Heather Menzies

by: Alina on 05/22/2014

Self-organize! Self-govern! Self-inform! The Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good book launch is Friday, May 23rd from 5 to 8 pm at the Gabriola Commons.

In what promises to be an inspiring night for all, Heather Menzies, award-winning writer, scholar and recent member of the Order of …

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A Great Day with Starhawk

by: Alina on 05/16/2014

The sun came out for Starhawk’s arrival to Gabriola Island, where she presented her workshop, “The Magic of Co-Creation: Creating Power in Groups” on May 14th.

It was an all-day event to remember, filled with newcomers and old-comers, words of wisdom and activities, food fresh from the …

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Starhawk comes to Gabriola

by: EJ on 05/08/2014

Starhawk, highly acclaimed global justice activist and organizer, fosters connection, communication and collaboration in the May 14th workshop and ceremony: “The Magic of Co-creation: Building Power in Groups.”

The passion to take action can dwindle in the face of seemingly endless, …

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Beautiful, Affordable, Accessible and Nontoxic – Earthen Floors

by: Alina on 05/08/2014

Thanks to the efficiency of modern industrial techniques, the sensual aesthetic, affordability and eco-friendliness of earthen floors have been largely ignored in “mainstream” building.

We’re betting that won’t be the case for much longer – hot off the press this month is a first of its kind: Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an …

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