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Citizen Led Economies - Creating the Commons

by: Sara on 09/16/2019

From co-housing and agroecology to fisheries and open-source everything, people are increasingly using "commoning" to emancipate themselves from a predatory market-state system. In this excerpt from Free, Fair, and Alive: The Insurgent Power of the Commons by David Bollier and Silke Helfrich we learn how citizen collaborations are changing the …

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Earth Overshoot Day - #Movethedate

by: Sara on 07/22/2019

Earth Overshoot Day is July 29th

...the earliest ever

Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds what Earth’s ecosystems can regenerate in that year. 

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More Gold for New Society Authors

by: Sara on 06/19/2019

We are excited to announce that Climate-wise Landscaping: Practical Solutions for a Sustainable Future by Sue Reed and Ginny Stibolt won Gold in the Ecology and Environment category of the Foreword Indie Awards.

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Interview with Jim Reiland, contributor to Straw Bale Building Details

by: Sara on 06/07/2019

Today we interview Jim Reiland, representing CASBA, the authors of Straw Bale Building Details: An Illustrated Guide for Design and Construction.

There were so many great questions submitted during the giveaway contest that we chose two winners, one from Facebook and one from Instagram, check out the answers below.  

Don't miss out on your chance to …

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Interview with the author of The School Garden Curriculum, Kaci Rae Christopher

by: Sara on 05/24/2019

Today we speak with Kaci Rae Christopher, the author of The School Garden Curriculum: An Integrated K-8 Guide for Discovering Science, Ecology, and Whole-Systems Thinking.

Kaci Rae is the volunteer Farm and Garden Educator for Oregon's Redband Ranch. She was previously the School Garden Coordinator for the Springwater Environmental Sciences School, …

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