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Hope, Hops and How to Forge a Sustainable Life Mother Earth News Fair, Seven Springs, PA, 12-14 Sept 2014

by: EJ on 09/23/2014

Today's blog comes to us from Rob West, Director of Collaborative Publishing and Special Sales, who reports back on his baptism by fire at his first Mother Earth News Fair. 


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Most Common Mistakes Green Homes Make

by: Sara on 08/21/2014


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New Society Staff & Publishers at Mother Earth News Fair!

by: Alina on 06/09/2014

New Society Publishers’ staff and authors came together at the Mother Earth News Fair this past weekend to celebrate ideas, collaboration and further connection.

For the fifth year in a row, Mother Earth News pulled off a great event, packed with informative and entertaining presentations …

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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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Strawbale Eco-house Exhibit

by: Heather on 04/24/2008
Posted in: Natural Building

From Catherine Wanek of Builders Without Borders comes this news about a strawbale eco-house exhibit in Washington D.C.

New Society Publishers will be parterning on this project - if you're in the area please do check it out!

Strawbale Construction goes to Washington

Builders Without Borders, a worldwide network of natural builders, will create a straw-bale demonstration building at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington D.C. Joining a summer-long exhibition, the BWB "ecohouse" will demonstrate energy-efficient design and green building techniques including straw-bale, bamboo, timber-frame, cob, and earthbag construction, and decorative earthen plasters. The exhibit will be on display from Memorial Day through Columbus Day, Saturday May 24 -- October 13, 2008.

The U.S. Botanic Garden is on the National Mall, across the street from the U.S. Capitol. The USBG is producing this exhibition, called "One Planet - Ours! Sustainability for the 22nd Century" to showcase earth-friendly techniques and technologies including edible schoolyards, urban orchards, a solar greenhouse, photovoltaic panels, a vertical wind turbine, a green roof and rainwater harvesting.

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