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Guest Post - Albert Bates

by: Heather on 09/25/2007
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Today we have a guest post from Albert Bates, author of The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook and director of the Global Village Institute for Appropriate Technology and the Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm in Tennessee. Thanks Albert!

After a busy year teaching natural building and permaculture at The Farm, I am getting ready for my …

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West Coast Green!

by: Heather on 09/24/2007
Posted in: Events

The blog has been quiet for the past few days because we were off displaying New Society books at West Coast Green in San Francisco. I had hoped to post entries from the road, but the show was hopping and we were busy all the time. It was great to see so many of our authors there - Paula Baker-Laporte (Prescriptions for A Healthy House), John …

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One Less Brain

by: Heather on 09/17/2007
Posted in: Activism

US Department of Transportation Secretary Mary Peters delivered a crushing blow to her own credibility during a PBS appearance on "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer". During the interview Peters claimed that projects like bike paths and trails "are really not transportation" and as such should be excluded from receiving federal transportation dollars from …

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Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings - 9th Edition

by: Heather on 09/14/2007
Posted in: New Books

Did you know that by installing water-saving showerheads a family of four can save 14,000 gallons of water a year and the energy required to heat it? You can find this and hundreds of other great tips in the Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings - 9th Edition. Completely revised and updated, this is the most comprehensive resource of its kind!


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9/11/07 Global Day of Action

by: Heather on 09/11/2007
Posted in: Activism

Today marks the sixth anniversary of 9/11 and a Global Day of Action sponsored by the 9/11 Truth Movement with simultaneous events in New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles and many other North American cities. Towers of Deception author Barrie Zwicker will host a Q & A at the Toronto event after a film screening tonight at the Bloor Cinema. For …

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