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Last Day of Fall Book Sale

by: Sara on 09/30/2016

It has certainly been an interesting week for New Society Publishers. As mentioned in yesterdays's blog post, Gabriola Island, where New Society is located, suffered a major power outage when a barge, carrying a crane, took out the power lines that connect Mudge Island and Garbiola Island to the main power grid on Vancouver Island. Although …

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What is a Rocket Mass Heater?

by: Sara on 05/19/2016

While heating with wood is often considered a natural and economical alternative to electricity or fossil fuels, even with a fairly new and efficient stove, many cords of wood are required for a single winter and incomplete combustion can contribute to poor air quality.

A rocket mass heater is an earthen masonry heating system which provides clean, …

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The One Book the Green Building Industry Needs to Read

by: EJ on 05/10/2016

Jerry Yudelson's Reinventing Green Building: Why Certification Systems Aren't Working and What We Can Do About It has just come off press.  Nicknamed the "Godfather of Green", Jerry Yudelson is the ideal person to write this insider's critique of the LEED certification system.

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May the Dude Be with You: The Final Day of Our 12 Days of Holiday #Giving

by: EJ on 12/12/2015

All good things must come to an end - but must they?  Today is the last day of our 50% off holiday sale, so I guess that good thing is ending, but the incredible value of the shared ideas and knowledge that forms the basis of our 12 Days of #Giving will stay with you.

I hope you took advantage of the opportunity to give to Syrian refugees on …

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#COP21 101 From Alternatives Journal

by: EJ on 11/23/2015

New Society authors Albert Bates, Laura Lengnick, Starhawk and Bernard Lietaer will be attending the #COP21 Climate Conference in Paris.  Also attending will be members of Canada's leading environmental magazine, Alternatives JournalToday's helpful #COP21 primer was originally posted on their blog, November 6th, and is reprinted here with …

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