Our Blog | March 2009

Congratulations to our ForeWord Book of the Year Finalists!

by: Heather on 03/20/2009
Posted in: Awards

Congratulations to our four ForeWord Book of the Year finalists! ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards were established to bring increased attention to librarians and booksellers of the literary and graphic achievements of independent publishers and their authors. ForeWord is the only review trade journal devoted exclusively to books from …

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Monbiot on Climate Catastrophe - Climate Deniers Outraged

by: Heather on 03/18/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

In a recent Guardian article, George Monbiot (one of the planet's most well-known and influential advocates for climate change solutions) ratcheted up the climate stakes again. His main point is that politicians and policymakers are finding themselves behind the curve as they rely on data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) …

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Teaching Green - The High School Years

by: Heather on 03/17/2009
Posted in: New Books

Just off press, Teaching Green: The High School Years edited by Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn is a treasure trove of practical and innovative ideas and activities aimed at engaging teens in developing the skills and abilities to understand and address today's complex environmental issues.

From the Introduction:

Since 1991, we have had the pleasure …

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A Sea of Plastic

by: EJ on 03/16/2009

I know most people have heard of the problem of plastic in the ocean, from the plastic island twice the size of Texas that is continually circling the Pacific Gyre, to beaches littered with plastic bottles and other garbage, but scientists are beginning to measure the extent of the danger of plastic in our oceans. Plastic does not biodegrade, it …

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Vancouver City Hall Leads the Way to a Sustainable Future

by: EJ on 03/13/2009
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Vancouver City in B.C., Canada is growing local food ... on the grounds of City Hall! The underused green grass lawn is to be converted into a community garden that will grow vegetables for food providers in Vancouver's inner-city neighbourhoods.

"If we want Vancouver to be a truly sustainable city, City Hall needs to lead the way," said Mayor …

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