Our Blog | September 2010

Off to the Mother Earth News Fair!

by: Heather on 09/22/2010
Posted in: Events

We are signing off to go attend the Mother Earth News Fair at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania. This is a fabulous opportunity for us - we will be meeting up with eleven (!) of our authors who are speaking and conducting workshops there. If you're planning on attending the Fair, keep your eyes open for Dan Chiras, John Ivanko and …

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In Memory of Margo Adair

by: Heather on 09/21/2010
Posted in: Author Events

Here at New Society we were saddened to hear of the passing of author, friend, and social activist Margo Adair. It was a privilege to have known her and she will be greatly missed. In the words of our publisher, Judith Plant:

Margo was an engaged social change maker. Her life's work was all about the hands-on social tools of community building that …

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Will You Change Just For the Fun of It?

by: EJ on 09/17/2010
Posted in: Sustainable Living

All too often, we try to convince people to change present behaviors by painting a picture full of doom and gloom. Yes, there is a lot of bad news out there and we do have to get motivated but maybe we should consider a in change tactics. How about making change fun?

The Fun Theory is doing just that. Their theory is that something as simple as …

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Make Your Garden Count

by: Heather on 09/16/2010
Posted in: Gardening

In Gardening When It Counts Steve Solomon describes traditional low-input gardening methods which can be used to establish a highly productive, drought-resistant food garden with minimal cash outlay. Subtitled Growing Food in Hard Times, Steve's book has become one of our perennial bestsellers, perhaps because it strikes a chord with readers eager …

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Four Years. Go.

by: EJ on 09/10/2010
Posted in: Sustainable Living

"This is not a new organization. This is a new goal for every organization." Fouryearsgo.org

Four Years. Go. is a campaign to shift the current trends of humanity by 2014 so that we will be headed on a path toward an environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually fulfilling future on this planet.

At first I thought this video was too …

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