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NEW SOCIETY BLOG — Climate Change

Thinking in Systems and Channeling Systemic Change

All across North America, severe weather events have become a common occurrence. Extreme heat, drought, flash floods, cold snaps, hurricane bombs, and many more are becoming regular seasonal changes. If you’re struggling to explain these events to your kids or feeling angst amidst climate change, Harriet Shugarman might be able to help. In her book, How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change, she provides tools and strategies for parents to explain the climate emergency to their children and galvanize positive action. Today we look at how thinking in systems and channelling systemic change can be a catalyst for a better future.

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A Slowly Warming Sun

In A Brief History of the Earth's Climate: Everyone's Guide to the Science of Climate Change, Steven Earle provides an accessible answer to why human-caused global warming and climate change is different from the natural evolution of the Earth's climate. Today, we share an excerpt of his book on how the first theories of a habitable planet became possible.

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Individual Climate Action Does Make a Difference

How do we adapt our lives to reduce our carbon footprint? In Living the 1.5 Degree Lifestyle, Lloyd Alter reveals the carbon costs of everything we do and provides practical tips for making significant reductions and not sweating the small stuff. Today on the blog, we take an excerpt from Living the 1.5 Degree Lifestyle, where Lloyd explains how various forms of food waste impact our carbon footprint.

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The Footprint of Food Waste

How do we adapt our lives to reduce our carbon footprint? In Living the 1.5 Degree Lifestyle, Lloyd Alter reveals the carbon costs of everything we do and provides practical tips for making significant reductions and not sweating the small stuff. Today on the blog, we take an excerpt from Living the 1.5 Degree Lifestyle, where Lloyd explains how various forms of food waste impact our carbon footprint.

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Why You Should Consider Harvesting Rainwater for a Drought

Many places across North America are experiencing significant drought. For those who are not connected to city water, paying attention to water levels is critical. As efforts to conserve water ramp up, the foreword written by Peter J. Coombes from Essential Rainwater Harvesting reminds us of the importance of harvesting rainwater.

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2020 Nautilus Book Award Winners

2020 Nautilus Book Award Winners

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The 33rd Benjamin Franklin Book Award Finalists

We are thrilled to announce that one New Society titles has been named a Benjamin Franklin Award finalist.

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The 2020 Foreword INDIES Book Awards Finalists

We are thrilled to announce that one New Society titles has been nominated for a Foreword INDIES Book Awards this year.

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2020 Eric Zencey Award Winners!

We are thrilled to announce that two of our books have are runners-up for the 2020 Eric Zencey Awards!

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Using Zone 00 to Transform Your Inner Landscape

In Human Permaculture: Life Design for Resilient Living, authors Bernard Alonso and Cecile Guiochon create a guide for taking principles of permaculture to redesign your life and create a sustainable existence within the community. In their book Alonso and Guiochon unpack how to use zone 00 to transform your internal landscape before (or during) changing your environment.

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Harness the Power of Permaculture to Redesign Your Life for Resilient Living

In Human Permaculture: Life Design for Resilient Living, authors Bernard Alonso and Cecile Guiochon use the principles of permaculture and apply them to redesigning your life and community to align with the resources available on the planet. In today’s blog we reflect on permaculture ethics and how they relate to human permaculture and allow us to put our talents at the service of the environment

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Changing Tides wins the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize at the BC & Yukon Book Prizes

We are thrilled to announce that Changing Tides won the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize at BC & Yukon Book Prizes

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Please Touch the Books, The Legacy of New Society Publishers

We are celebrating 40 Years of Publishing Books for a World of Change and we are honoured to have today's post from Judith Plant, New Society Publishers cofounder, and Publisher Emeritus, sharing with us her story of how a meeting at a book table changed the trajectory of her and partner Chris (Kip) Plant's lives.

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New Society Publishers is proud to be celebrating 40 years of activist, solutions-oriented publishing.

From our roots in nonviolent civil disobedience training during the Vietnam war, to the present, we have published over 600 books, some across a dozen languages. We continue to work to bring positive solutions and cutting edge ideas to some of the most troubling challenges of our time.

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"Our Kids' Climate" Webinar

Our Kids' Climate, a network of climate-parent groups from around the world, is bringing together climate leaders from Uganda, South Africa, the U.S. and Sweden to discuss how to talk to children about the climate crisis, and how to support child-led climate activism and engagement.

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