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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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Today is Earth Overshoot Day - It Could Have Been October 3rd

by: EJ on 08/13/2015

Earth Overshoot Day marks the day when humanity has used up one year's worth of natural resources.  Last year, Earth Overshoot Day fell on August 19th, this year it falls six days earlier on August 13th.  Earth Overshoot Day is an initiative of the Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank with offices in North America, …

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