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In the Business of Change with Elisa Birnbaum - author interview

by: EJ on 06/08/2018

In the Business of Change chronicles how social entrepreneurs weary of waste and injustice are using business savvy to tackle challenges in their communities. Part story-telling, part lessons learned, this book is for everyone who wants to rebuild their communities and believes that business can be a powerful, positive force for change.   In …

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How GERTIE Came to Gabriola

by: EJ on 05/08/2018

Regular readers of our blog will know we are big GERTIE bus supporters.  Right from the beginning, New Society Publishers has been part of the developing bus system -  donating money, volunteer hours and helping spread the word on social media.  We are even building a bus stop in memory of New Society Publisher co-founder Chris Plant.  (but that's …

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Freedom to Learn, An Interview with Dr. Art Willans

by: Sara on 05/04/2018

Ditch the behavioral charts and start teaching for universal success. That is the message behind the new book Freedom to Learn:Creating a Classroom Where Every Child Thrives by Dr. Art Willians and Cari Williams. Using behavioral science to develop new teaching methods Freedom to Learn give teachers the tools to transform even the most difficult …

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Gird Your loins and Open Your Heart!

by: EJ on 04/26/2018

When she was a young mother, Judith Plant, her partner Chris Plant, and three children moved to a remote valley near Lillooet BC to join a commune inspired by the work of Simon Fraser University professor Fred Brown.  Judith's memoir, Culture Gap: Towards a New World in the Yalakom Valley, published by New Star Books, captures the spirit of the …

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Invest Like You Give a Damn Author Shares Tips for Aligning your Investments with Your Values

by: Sara on 02/13/2018

In his new book Invest Like You Give a Damn: Make Money, Change the World, Sleep Well at Night,Marc de Sousa-Shields takes the guess work out of Socially Responsible Investing. Between Marc's humor and expertise he takes what many of us find daunting, investing for retirement, and shows how making money and aligning your investments with your …

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