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NEW SOCIETY BLOG

Change the Story, Change the Future

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.

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Solar Electricity Basics

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 to learn about the popularity rise in solar power and if there is enough

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Interview with Jeff Lowenfels, author of DIY Autoflowering Cannabis

Today's blog interview featuring our winning giveaway questions, is with Jeff Lowenfels, author of the just released book DIY Autoflowering Cannabis: An Easy Way to Grow Your Own . DIY Auto-flowering Cannabis is a complete, full-color how-to guide to cultivating these small, container-grown, fast-producing, day-neutral plants, while reaping their many benefits. If you can grow a tomato, you can grow and enjoy auto-flowering cannabis; no special equipment required.

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Autoflowering Cannabis, A brand-new category of plants that are easy for any gardener to grow!

Today's excerpt if from Jeff Lowenfels new book DIY Autoflowering Cannabis: An Easy Way to Grow Your Own. Autoflowering Cannabis is a brand-new category of plants that are easy for any gardener to grow, from casual to expert.

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Interview with John Moody, author of The Elderberry Book

Today's blog interview featuring our winning giveaway questions, is with John Moody, author of the just released book The Elderberry Book: Forage, Cultivate, Prepare, Preserve John Is also the author of The Frugal Homesteader and the upcoming book DIY Sourdough

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Our History with the Elder - Food, Medicine, Crafts, and More

Today's blog is from the newly released, The Elderberry Book: Forage, Cultivate, Prepare, Preserve by John Moody. It is also part of our Homegrown City Life series where our authors bring country living to the city with big ideas for small spaces. Topics include cheesemaking, fermenting, gardening, composting and, more—everything you need to create your own homegrown city life! v

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How to Make Happiness and Well-being the Purpose of Your Government

Today's post is an excerpt from The Happiness Policy Handbook  by Laura Musikanski, Rhonda Phillips & Jean Crowder.  The Happiness Policy Handbook provides a concise background on happiness studies and science, coupled with practical tools for formulating and integrating happiness policy at all levels of government.

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What Your Freezer has to do With Climate Change

Today's story is about your freezer, fridge and air conditioners. Currently, the most common gas used for refrigeration, hydrofluorocarbon (HCF), is friendly to the ozone but is an extremely potent greenhouse gas.

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Citizen Led Economies - Creating the Commons

In this excerpt from Free, Fair, and Alive: The Insurgent Power of the Commons by David Bollier and Silke Helfrich we learn how citizen collaborations are changing the economy.

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Where Have All the Seed Savers Gone?

"Seed saving does not belong to a small group of experts." This is the sentiment expressed in this excerpt from the new book Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener. In it author Jim Ulager shares the event that led him to start saving seeds and why he wanted to share the how and why with other home gardeners.

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Interview with James Hoggan, author of I'm Right,and You're an Idiot

Today's interview is with James Hoggan, author off I'm Right and You're an Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up, 2nd Edition. James is the president of the Vancouver PR Firm Hoggan and Associates, past chair of the David Suzuki Foundation board, and founder of the influential website, DeSmogBlog.

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Interview with Jim Reiland, contributor to Straw Bale Building Details

Today we interview Jim Reiland, representing CASBA, the authors of Straw Bale Building Details: An Illustrated Guide for Design and Construction.

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More Gold for New Society Authors

We are thrilled to announce that three New Society titles have won Foreword INDIES Book Awards this year.

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Can Gardens Save the World?

Can gardens literally save the world? Benjamin Vogt explains why his answer is "no" in today's excerpt from his book A New Garden Ethic:Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future.

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Interview with Jon Steinman, author of Grocery Story

In today's blog interview we speak with Jon Steinman, author of Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-op in the Age of Grocery Giants.

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