Our Blog | April 2008

Sharon Astyk on Grist

by: Heather on 04/21/2008
Posted in: Activism

Sharon Astyk, author of Depletion and Abundance: Life on the New Home Front which we will be publishing this September, recently made an appearance on the high-traffic Grist List. Entitled "Putting your money where your mouth is", Sharon's guest post examines rising food prices and food security in the context of a much larger social whole. She …

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Changemakers

by: Heather on 04/18/2008
Posted in: Author Events

John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist, authors of the newly-released ECOpreneuring, have been featured as Ashoka's Changemakers: social innovators whose work seeds collaborative action.

In their profile they show how to incorporate sustainable practices into the business of tourism. Among their stated goals, John and Lisa plan to "sever addiction to …

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Ethan Smith at Animal Acres

by: Heather on 04/17/2008
Posted in: Author Events

Ethan Smith, author of Building an Ark: 101 Solutions to Animal Suffering, will be hobnobbing with vegan celebrities at Animal Acres Country Hoe Down - an event in support of North America's first farmed animal sanctuary and compassionate living center located just 45 minutes from Los Angeles. Ethan will be presenting along with actress Jorja Fox, …

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ECOpreneuring

by: Heather on 04/16/2008
Posted in: New Books

When you go to work, do you have to "grit your teeth and bear it"? Do you lack a sense of purpose in your job? Do you feel like your workplace is part of the problem instead of part of the solution?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist's newest book ECOpreneuring could be just the resource you need. This …

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Greenpeace report slams logging in Northern Canada

by: Heather on 04/11/2008

Yesterday Greenpeace released their new report: Turning Up the Heat: Global Warming and the Degradation of Canada's Boreal Forest. In the report, Greenpeace criticizes logging in Canada's Northern Boreal forest, arguing that it contributes directly to the release of greenhouse gases and the reduction of carbon storage, and also makes the forest …

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