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Bike to Work Week!

by: Alina on 05/26/2014

Several of us here at New Society are joining in the fun of British Columbia’s Bike to Work Week, May 26-30. Bike to Work BC is a registered nonprofit society created to “experience the joy of an ever-increasing number of people safely commuting by bicycle … and encourage more people in all BC communities to commute by bicycle through Bike …

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Gabriola Book Launch - Reclaiming the Commons with Heather Menzies

by: Alina on 05/22/2014

Self-organize! Self-govern! Self-inform! The Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good book launch is Friday, May 23rd from 5 to 8 pm at the Gabriola Commons.

In what promises to be an inspiring night for all, Heather Menzies, award-winning writer, scholar and recent member of the Order of …

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Beautiful, Affordable, Accessible and Nontoxic – Earthen Floors

by: Alina on 05/08/2014

Thanks to the efficiency of modern industrial techniques, the sensual aesthetic, affordability and eco-friendliness of earthen floors have been largely ignored in “mainstream” building.

We’re betting that won’t be the case for much longer – hot off the press this month is a first of its kind: Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an …

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A Trip to Kansas Via Tennessee and Arkansas

by: EJ on 11/01/2013
Posted in: Sustainable Living

In October I had the opportunity to attend two conferences for New Society Publishers - the Society for Environmental Journalists (SEJ) in Chattanooga TN and the Mother Earth News Fair in Lawrence, KS.  Given that the events were on back to back weekends, I suggested that instead of flying home in between, I take a bit of a holiday and drive from …

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Merlin's TIme

by: Sara on 08/01/2013
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Merlin, Gandalf, Voldemort - these well-known sorcerers from popular culture are famed for their amazing spells and spectacular magical powers. In ancient times however, a wizard was actually a freelance intellectual whose main stock in trade was good advice, supported by a thorough education in agriculture, navigation, political and military …

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