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Building an Ark

by: Heather on 10/25/2007
Posted in: New Books

We're all animal lovers here at New Society - in fact the office cat is curled up next to my keyboard purring madly as I type this entry to introduce our latest title - Building an Ark: 101 Solutions to Animal Suffering. Ethan Smith and Guy Dauncey have gathered together a host of practical ideas for everyone from individuals to schools, …

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Message in a Bottle

by: Heather on 10/23/2007
Posted in: Activism

Bottled water is a staple for hundreds of thousands of North Americans. Aggressive marketing campaigns lead consumers to believe that consuming bottled water is healthier than drinking tap water despite the fact that the source for many brands of bottled water is none other than municipal water systems. According to Think Outside the Bottle, …

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Ecological Debt Day

by: Heather on 10/15/2007
Posted in: Activism

As part of Blog Action Day, over 15000 bloggers have united to talk about the environment on blogs estimated to reach over 12 million readers.

According to the Global Footprint Network, October 6 marked Ecological Debt Day, the day when humanity consumed the total amount of new resources that our planet can produce this year. Each year the Global …

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Blog Action Day!

by: Heather on 10/12/2007
Posted in: Activism

Monday is Blog Action Day - over 11,000 bloggers have already committed to use Monday to post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic (obviously not a big stretch for us here)!

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A Poison Kiss

by: Heather on 10/12/2007
Posted in: Activism

Stacy Malkan, author of Not Just a Pretty Face and co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, is generating a storm of media attention on the issue of toxic cosmetics. Recent studies which reveal detectable levels of lead in more than half of 33 brand-name lipsticks are shocking and alarming consumers across North America. Outraged protests …

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