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Take the Holidays Outside with these Family Activities

by: Sara on 12/02/2019

We have all heard about, and hopefully experienced, the health benefits of the great outdoors, but when winter sets in it can be a bit more challenging to make the trek outside. But the effort is well worth it, especially during the busy holiday season, when kid energy and stress levels can run high.

So to help inspire you and your family into the …

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Simplicity

by: Sara on 12/01/2019

Welcome to the first day of our Winter sale!

Over the next week we will share excerpts from our books on; ways you can live simply, (yes, even during this busy season), yummy recipes for all those holiday celebrations, activities with family, and ways to give to those less fortunate.

We start off with an excerpt from Elegant Simplicity: The Art of …

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Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day?

by: Sara on 11/29/2019

It is starting to feel that everything has a "day" attached to it that calls for action on our part - November is full of examples of this, from Black Friday and Buy Nothing Day, to Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday, Thanksgiving to Remembrance Day.

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Change the Story, Change the Future

by: Sara on 11/27/2019

Today's post is excerpted from Changing Tides: An Ecologist's Journey to Make Peace with the Anthropocene. Author Alejandro Frid, Ph.D, an ecologist for First Nations of British Columbia's Central Coast, has for over two decades inhabited the world of science, modern Indigenous cultures, and climate activism. 

Like many of my scientific colleagues, …

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Solar Electricity Basics

by: Sara on 11/20/2019

The indispensable guide to solar electricity systems for homeowners, business owners, builders, and students is back with new and updated information. Solar Electricity Basics -- Revised and Updated 2nd Edition: Powering Your Home or Office with Solar Energy by renewable energy guru Dan Chiras is here. Check out the excerpt below to learn about …

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