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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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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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In the Business of Change

by: EJ on 05/07/2018

Elisa Birnbaum, author of In the Business of Change: How Social Entrepreneurs are Disrupting Business as Usual, is celebrating her book's arrival with several events in Toronto, Ontario.

We are kicking it all off with a book signing at the New Society Publishers' book #308 at the Buy Good, Feel Good Expo opening party, Thursday May 10th at 6:30. …

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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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Small Things Add Up - an interview with "Being the Change" filmmakers

by: EJ on 03/29/2018

Being the Change: A New Kind of Climate Documentary is now available.  We asked filmmakers Dave Davis and Mary Grandelis how working on the film with Peter Kalmus, author of the book by the same title, had influenced their lifestyles and work. 

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