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Guest Post - Warren Karlenzig

by: Heather on 03/26/2008
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Another guest post today - this one from Warren Karlenzig, author of How Green is Your City? Thanks Warren!

I'm back from a tour of four Korean cities last week, where I lectured at universities and met with officials from Korean government interested in greening the nation's cities. I was a guest of the US Department of State and the US Embassy in Seoul.

The four-day tour included presentations at the Korea Green Foundation, Korea's largest environmental NGO ; the Korean Land Corporation, the nation's main planning and land development agency, which has responsibility for planning and designing so-called New Cities; and the Seoul Metropolitan government, which manages green programs for the fast-growing capital of 10 million.

I also lectured at Seoul National University and at Dong-a University in the southeast city of Busan, Korea's second largest metro.

My lectures and meetings focused on metrics and best practices from How Green is Your City?, which ranks the largest 50 US cities according to 15 sustainability criteria, including use of renewable energy; green buildings per capita; local food; planning and land use; public transit use; air and water quality; recycling; and other innovation and management criteria.

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BC Author Events

by: Heather on 02/19/2008
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Any British Columbia readers may be interested in these 2 events - The Great Climate Challenge: Practical Solutions that Work on February 23rd, 2008, 9-5pm at Royal Roads University in Victoria and Building an Ark: 101 Solutions to Animal Suffering on Sunday, February 24th at 1 pm, at the Gabriola Island Community Hall.

The Great Climate Challenge …

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New Society Publishers' Books on Noteable Titles List

by: Heather on 01/24/2008
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Via Cecile Andrews blog...

The American Booksellers Association has recently updated their "Shop Local Notable Titles" list. The list honors "informative titles on the importance of building and strengthening a vibrant local economy" and includes four (that's right four!) New Society titles: Slow is Beautiful by Cecile Andrews, The New Village …

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Praise for Becoming the Kind Father

by: Heather on 01/07/2008
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Calvin Sandborn's Becoming the Kind Father continues to receive a great deal of positive attention in the media. This book traces the journey from being the man that society expects you to be, cut off from your feelings and out of touch with your inner life, to being a "kind father" - a man whose power is based in healing, love, acceptance and forgiveness.

San Diego Union-Tribune
"Becoming the Kind Father: A Son's Journey is a warm and touching guide for any man who, like author Calvin Sandborn, grew up with a harsh father. Sandborn tells how he finally faced himself, what he had become and how he became the person he wanted to be for his children."

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

"In Becoming the Kind Father, Sandborn reveals how he managed to rid himself of the harsh father's voice and create an inner image and voice of a kind father. Through flashbacks to his boyhood, self-examination and psychological data, he shows emotionally distant dads a way to connect with themselves, their children and others."

National Public Radio, New Mexico (Host Diego Mulligan)

"I wish that every man could read this book."

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Author Events

by: Heather on 10/26/2007
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Calvin Sandborn, author of Becoming the Kind Father, was recently interviewed by Capital Public Radio. Listen to the podcast here.

Chellis Glendinning, author of Chiva, Off the Map and My Name is Chellis and I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization, is facilitating a workshop in Massachusetts November 2-4 called "An Invitation to Strength and …

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