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How to Make Happiness and Well-being the Purpose of Your Government

by: Sara on 10/07/2019

Today's post is an excerpt from The Happiness Policy Handbook: How to Make Happiness and Well-being the Purpose of Your Government by Laura MusikanskiRhonda Phillips & Jean CrowderThe Happiness Policy Handbook provides a concise background on happiness studies and science, coupled with practical tools for formulating and integrating happiness …

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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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