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Empowerment in the Face of Planetary Suffering

by: Sara on 12/05/2014

Deepening global crises surround us, causing many of us to fall prey to denial and despair. Coming Back to Life by Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown, shows how grief and fear are healthy responses to the harsh realities of our time, and that when  honored through the revolutionary practice of The Work That Reconnects, they can free us from …

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New Society Publishers Supports Local Community Solutions to the Global Problem of Climate Change

by: EJ on 11/17/2014

In our October 29th blog, we announced that New Society Publishers continues to be carbon neutral by offsetting our carbon emissions with the local Community Carbon Marketplace.  There is a satisfying synchronicity to this partnership, in that the first book publisher to go carbon neutral in North America is now able to support and partner with …

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New Society Publishers Holds Carbon Emissions at 2005 Level

by: EJ on 10/29/2014

In 2005, New Society was the first North American book publishing company to become carbon neutral. Let me say that once more, New Society Publishers was the FIRST publisher in NORTH AMERICA to go carbon neutral. (Hint: try Googling “carbon neutral book publishers, North America”...) Needless to say, there was no model to follow, so in true …

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Ten things we can do to take action on climate change

by: EJ on 10/03/2014

Dr. Lynne Quarmby, professor and chair at SFU’s department of molecular biology and biochemistry, addressed the People’s Climate March in Vancouver on September 21. This list of "10 things we can do" is taken from her speech which was originally posted on Common Ground and is reprinted here with permission.You can read the complete speech here …

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GATHERING THE THREADS OF SOCIAL CHANGE - Nelson welcomes Judith Plant on October 8 at the Civic Theatre

by: Sara on 09/22/2014

All of us here at New Society are really excited about this event, for obvious reason. New Society Publisher's co-founder and publisher Judith Plant has been invited by Jon Steinman, co-creator of Deconstructing Dinner to speak at the Civic Centre in Nelson BC on the 30-year history of New Society Publishers. Judith has never been one for tooting …

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