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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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Garden Planning Atlantic Style

by: Sara on 03/18/2015

Today we continue our garden blog series with something from up and coming  author Jenni Blackmore, whose book, Permaculture for the Rest of Us, Abundant Living on Less Than an Acre will be available next fall. The Maritime's has just endured yet another winter storm, so we thought you could use some reassurance that, yes, spring will eventually …

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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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Your Complete Guide to Living Beyond the Grid

by: EJ on 12/03/2014

One of my favorite books this year is The Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook: Your Complete Guide to Living beyond the Grid with Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living, 14th Edition.  This completely revised 14th edition, written by experts with decades of hands-on experience, contains expanded information on permaculture, …

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