Our Blog | June 2013

Happy Canada Day!

by: EJ on 06/28/2013
Posted in: Activism

This morning I reflected once again on what it must be like to grow up not respecting the head of your government.  Trudeau was Prime Minister while I was growing up and learning about the governmental process. Not everyone agreed with Trudeau, but for the most part, he was respected. What gave me cause to reflect was a conversation that was …

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Guest Post - Jean Wyenberg - Gabriola Inaugural Tour D’Coop

by: EJ on 06/20/2013
Posted in: Events

Jean Wyenberg, New Society Publishers' office manager, is a dedicated advocate for all animals.  She is a long-time member of Cats Alive, the Gabriola rescue group which rescues, arranges for spaying and neutering and finds homes for abandoned cats on the island.  She is also a volunteer animal rescuer for Gabriola Rescue of Wildlife Society …

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Tell Us Your Story…

by: Sara on 06/18/2013
Posted in: Activism

Lyle Estill has been on the vanguard of social change for the past decade, which has placed him at the heart of the sustainability movement. Lyle is a prolific speaker and writer, and the author of Industrial Evolution,   Small is Possible,  Biodiesel Power and now the editor of Small Stories, Big Changes. Unflinchingly honest and compulsively readable Small Stories, Big Changes provides an intimate look at the personal experience of being a pioneer in the sustainability movement, laying bare the emotional, spiritual and financial impact of a life lived in the service of change. Activist, farmer, publisher, philosopher or entrepreneur; each writer has a unique personal tale to tell.

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Chris and Judith Plant Win Island Trust Stewardship Award

by: EJ on 06/17/2013
Posted in: Awards

Great news! We are delighted to announce that Chris and Judith Plant, co-owners of New Society Publishers have won the 2013 Island Trust Community Stewardship Award.  This award recognizes individuals and groups for programs or actions that have made a significant contribution toward the object of the Islands Trust

This year there were eight …

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Free eggs? Not exactly...

by: Sara on 06/08/2013
Posted in: Guest Posts

This post comes to us from Victoria Redhead Miller, the author of the upcoming fall title, Pure Poultry, Living Well with Turkeys, Chickens and Ducks, the first book in nearly a hundred years to focus specifically on heritage breeds and their role in a self-reliant lifestyle. And if the turnout at Victoria's recent workshop, "Everybody Duck! at …

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