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Twelve Reasons to Support New Society Publishers and Indie Bookstores

by: EJ on 02/07/2018

When you buy from New Society Publishers, you are doing more than just purchasing great books.  Buying from an independent publisher or independent bookstore is the publishing world’s version of buying local.

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100,000 Staples and 26 Tonnes of Plaster and Still Counting

by: Sara on 01/30/2018

Today's post is from our editor Rob West's blog The Handcrafted Life. Rob and his family returned to Canada after 10 years in the UK to build their dream home, a site-cut roundwood timber framed house with light clay straw walls and a cob floor. But where oh where to find the information to build such a thing?

One of Rob's first endeavors as a New …

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Land Based Aquaponics the Solution to Troublesome Fish Farms?

by: Sara on 01/04/2018

Today's blog post comes from Adrian Southern, owner/operator of Raincoast Aquaponics and the co-author of The Aquaponic Farmer: A Complete Guide to Builidng and Operating a Commercial Aquaponic System. It is written in response the the video of clouds of bloody water being emitted from Vancouver Island salmon processing plants.

By now, most of us …

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New Gertie Schedule September 2017 - May 2018

by: EJ on 12/27/2017

This is not the most current GERTIE schedule.  Please see update at:  https://www.newsociety.com/blog/2018/Schedule-Update-and-GERTIE-the-Bus-Story-Book

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The Wisdom of Yogi Berra, The Secret to Partying, and More!

by: EJ on 12/11/2017

Bruce King, author of the newly released The New Carbon Architecture: Building to Cool the Climate, promises to share many things with us in his new book.  In this joyful guest post, he shares the good news - the good climate news - of how buildings can be more than net zero and can actually extract carbon from the atmosphere.

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