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Reflections of an Elder: The Pipeline Protest

by: Sara on 06/01/2018

The following post is from Helen Wilkes, the author of the upcoming book, The Aging of Aquarius: Igniting Passion and Purpose as an Elder. In The Aging of Aquarius,  Helen offers inspiration and practical step to help reignite passion and  sense of purpose, to effect real change int he world as an empowered elder. 

In this post Helen describes her …

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Mudgirls Manifesto - An interview with the collective

by: Sara on 05/25/2018

The Mudgirls are building a revolution, and you're invited! The Mudgirls is an all-women's natural building collective from coastal British Columbia. They build houses and offer workshop that empower people to take back the right to provide themselves with shelter.

We have just released their book Mudgirls Manifesto: Handbuilt Homes, Handcrafted …

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An Interview with the authors of Changemakers

by: Sara on 05/17/2018

The new book Changemakers: Embracing Hope, Taking Action, and Transforming the World by Fay Weller and Mary Wilson is the guidebook for ordinary people who want to create a new society now, rather than wait for a pie-in-the-sky future. Changemakers explores powerful stories of everyday people. Below is an interview with authors Fay Weller and Mary …

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How GERTIE Came to Gabriola

by: EJ on 05/08/2018

Regular readers of our blog will know we are big GERTIE bus supporters.  Right from the beginning, New Society Publishers has been part of the developing bus system -  donating money, volunteer hours and helping spread the word on social media.  We are even building a bus stop in memory of New Society Publisher co-founder Chris Plant.  (but that's …

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Ten Reasons for Hope in Troubled Times

by: Sara on 04/30/2018

Climate disruption. Growing social inequality. Pollution. We are living in an era of unprecedented crises, resulting in widespread feelings of fear, despair, and grief. In today's blog post Kate Davies, the author of the Intrinsic Hope: Living Courageously in Troubled Times shares her Top 10 reasons to hope for a better world.

  1. Life is inherently …
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