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In the Business of Change

by: EJ on 05/07/2018

Elisa Birnbaum, author of In the Business of Change: How Social Entrepreneurs are Disrupting Business as Usual, is celebrating her book's arrival with several events in Toronto, Ontario.

We are kicking it all off with a book signing at the New Society Publishers' book #308 at the Buy Good, Feel Good Expo opening party, Thursday May 10th at 6:30. …

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Gird Your loins and Open Your Heart!

by: EJ on 04/26/2018

When she was a young mother, Judith Plant, her partner Chris Plant, and three children moved to a remote valley near Lillooet BC to join a commune inspired by the work of Simon Fraser University professor Fred Brown.  Judith's memoir, Culture Gap: Towards a New World in the Yalakom Valley, published by New Star Books, captures the spirit of the …

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Small Things Add Up - an interview with "Being the Change" filmmakers

by: EJ on 03/29/2018

Being the Change: A New Kind of Climate Documentary is now available.  We asked filmmakers Dave Davis and Mary Grandelis how working on the film with Peter Kalmus, author of the book by the same title, had influenced their lifestyles and work. 

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Managing Slugs and Snails in the Garden

by: Sara on 03/21/2018

When my nephew was a toddler he had a fascination with slugs. He found those slimy, turd-like molluscs enchanting and would carry one...or a few...around with him everywhere. His mother tried to be supportive, like any mother when their child shows an interest in something, no matter how gooey an interest it was. She even took to trying to protect …

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Choice Moms Raising Peaceful Warriors

by: EJ on 03/08/2018

Happy International Women's Day.  There are so many reasons to celebrate women.  One of my favourites is this.  Paul Hawkins researched the top most effective actions to take to combat climate change for his recent book, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. He discovered that educating girls and promoting …

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