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Most Common Mistakes Green Homes Make

by: Sara on 08/21/2014


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New Society Staff & Publishers at Mother Earth News Fair!

by: Alina on 06/09/2014

New Society Publishers’ staff and authors came together at the Mother Earth News Fair this past weekend to celebrate ideas, collaboration and further connection.

For the fifth year in a row, Mother Earth News pulled off a great event, packed with informative and entertaining presentations …

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Beautiful, Affordable, Accessible and Nontoxic – Earthen Floors

by: Alina on 05/08/2014

Thanks to the efficiency of modern industrial techniques, the sensual aesthetic, affordability and eco-friendliness of earthen floors have been largely ignored in “mainstream” building.

We’re betting that won’t be the case for much longer – hot off the press this month is a first of its kind: Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an …

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Strawbale Eco-house Exhibit

by: Heather on 04/24/2008
Posted in: Natural Building

From Catherine Wanek of Builders Without Borders comes this news about a strawbale eco-house exhibit in Washington D.C.

New Society Publishers will be parterning on this project - if you're in the area please do check it out!

Strawbale Construction goes to Washington

Builders Without Borders, a worldwide network of natural builders, will create a straw-bale demonstration building at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington D.C. Joining a summer-long exhibition, the BWB "ecohouse" will demonstrate energy-efficient design and green building techniques including straw-bale, bamboo, timber-frame, cob, and earthbag construction, and decorative earthen plasters. The exhibit will be on display from Memorial Day through Columbus Day, Saturday May 24 -- October 13, 2008.

The U.S. Botanic Garden is on the National Mall, across the street from the U.S. Capitol. The USBG is producing this exhibition, called "One Planet - Ours! Sustainability for the 22nd Century" to showcase earth-friendly techniques and technologies including edible schoolyards, urban orchards, a solar greenhouse, photovoltaic panels, a vertical wind turbine, a green roof and rainwater harvesting.

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