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An Interview with the authors of Changemakers

by: Sara on 05/17/2018

The new book Changemakers: Embracing Hope, Taking Action, and Transforming the World by Fay Weller and Mary Wilson is the guidebook for ordinary people who want to create a new society now, rather than wait for a pie-in-the-sky future. Changemakers explores powerful stories of everyday people. Below is an interview with authors Fay Weller and Mary …

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Earthbag Building is Off Press!

by: EJ on 04/25/2018

Essential Earthbag Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide is the first book in the Sustainable Building Essential Series to catch my imagination and interest. It looks like a building technique that I might actually be able to use given my limited building skills. 

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100,000 Staples and 26 Tonnes of Plaster and Still Counting

by: Sara on 01/30/2018

Today's post is from our editor Rob West's blog The Handcrafted Life. Rob and his family returned to Canada after 10 years in the UK to build their dream home, a site-cut roundwood timber framed house with light clay straw walls and a cob floor. But where oh where to find the information to build such a thing?

One of Rob's first endeavors as a New …

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The Wisdom of Yogi Berra, The Secret to Partying, and More!

by: EJ on 12/11/2017

Bruce King, author of the newly released The New Carbon Architecture: Building to Cool the Climate, promises to share many things with us in his new book.  In this joyful guest post, he shares the good news - the good climate news - of how buildings can be more than net zero and can actually extract carbon from the atmosphere.

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How to Make a Root Cellar

by: EJ on 11/20/2017

We are already lining up the books in the Sustainable Building Essential Series for next spring.  I am particularly excited about Essential Earthbag Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide by Kelly Hart.

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