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Enlivenment - The Revolution of Biology

by: EJ on 02/25/2016

What is life? In The Biology of Wonder: Aliveness, Feeling and the Metamorphosis of Science  scientist Andreas Weber resolves this fundamental enigma, arguing that humans, like all living beings, are creative, evolutionary forces who cannot exist apart from nature. This landmark work demonstrates that our connection to Earth’s complex web of …

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New Sustainable Building Essentials Series dedicated to cofounder Kip Plant

by: Sara on 09/09/2015

Christopher (Kip) Plant (1950 – 2015) was cofounder of New Society Publishers Canada and very passionate about sustainable building methods.  Prior to his passing he was very excited to see this series coming together and after many years of acquiring books on the topic he was delighted that New Society Publishers was taking on the entire

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The 25 Principles of Building Biology

by: Sara on 07/28/2015

Today's blog post is an excerpt from The Econest Home, Designing & Building A Light Straw Clay House by the creators of the EcoNest concept Paula Baker Laporte and Robert Laporte.

Most of us have come to understand the importance and benefits of eating local organic food, both to our health and the planet when compared to conventionally grown, …

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Top 10 Energy-saving Building Strategies

by: Sara on 02/17/2015

The popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable and environmentally responsible. Today's blog is from Catherine Wanek, co-author of the fully revised and updated, The Art of Natural Building, Design, Construction, Resources. It is the complete and …

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How to Make a Rope Holiday Wreath

by: EJ on 12/12/2014

Welcome to our final day of 12 Days of Giving.  We hope you enjoyed reading the blogs, and that you took advantage of our free downloads and recipes and our 50% off book sale. 

One of my favorite holiday decorations is a wreath for the front door. I have been making them from natural materials for years, starting with wild grape vine when I lived …

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