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NEW SOCIETY BLOG

1.5 Degree Lifestyle is Easier for Some than for Others

In his book, Living the 1.5 Degree Lifestyle, Lloyd Alter discusses the carbon cost of everything we do. This book, which is grounded in meticulous research, is a journey toward a life of quality over quantity, and sufficiency over efficiency. Today, we share an excerpt from the book that looks at why living a more eco-friendly lifestyle can be easier for some to do than it is for others.

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Ecological Limits and Then What?

In Ecological Footprint by Mathis Wackernagel and Bert Beyers the authors discuss the concept of Ecological Footprint accounting. This book looks at topics such as footprint and biocapacity accounting, strategies for creating regenerative economies, etc. Today, we share an excerpt that talks about ecological limits and also discusses the topic of the Footprint.

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Mindfulness and Nature

The Book of Nature Connection is filled with fun sensory activities for all ages that promote mindfulness and nature connection. The book includes activities grouped by the main senses- hearing, sight, smell, touch, and taste. This powerful learning tool kit is ideal for educators, camp and youth leaders, caregivers and parents, and anyone looking to reconnect with nature. Today, we share an excerpt from the book that looks at mindfulness and nature and gives some hints on practicing mindfulness while in nature.

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Interview with Bevin Cohen

Today’s blog is an Interview with Bevin Cohen, author of The Complete Guide to Seed and Nut Oils, featuring a question that was asked by a reader on social media.

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Let Us Use Our Hands To Produce A Better World

The Complete Guide to Seed and Nut Oils is a beautifully illustrated and photographed book that gives you all of the information you need to produce oils for cooking, balms and salves, self-sufficiency and resiliency or for small-scale commercial or community production. Today, we share an excerpt from this book that talks about the consumption and production of food and also looks at the author’s journey in finding balance between consuming and producing.

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Celebrate Spring with our Book Giveaways

Spring is back n town and we are celebrating by giving away books! We have several excellent books coming off the press soon, and we want to celebrate by giving you the chance to win them! We’re running giveaways from March until July , so be sure to mark down these dates and enter to win.

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International Transgender Day of Visibility

Today, March 31st, is International Transgender Day of Visibility. Founded by U.S. transgender activist, Rachel Crandall, this day is “dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of transgender and gender nonconforming people while raising awareness of the work that still needs to be done to achieve trans justice.”

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Why 1°C of warming matters

In his book, A Brief History of the Earth's Climate: Everyone's Guide to the Science of Climate Change, Steven Earle looks at the natural evolution of the Earth’s climate over 4.6 billion years and discusses why human-caused global warming and climate change is different and more dangerous. Today, we share an excerpt of this book that describes why 1°C of warming matters.

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Interview with Ellis Jones

Today’s blog is an Interview with Ellis Jones, author of The Better World Shopping Guide: 7th Edition, featuring our winning giveaway question.

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Arugula Soufflé Recipe

Today on the blog, we share a recipe from The Farmers Market Cookbook by Julia Shanks and Brett Grohsga for Arugula Soufflé!

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How To Use The Better World Shopping Guide

Today, we share an excerpt from the book The Better World Shopping Guide: 7th Edition that gives a quick overview of some of the information in the book as well as explains how to use the book effectively.

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5 questions with New Society Publishers

New Society Publishers EJ Hurst (Sales Manager) and Julie Raddysh (Publisher) were interviewed by BookNet Canada for their "5 Questions with Series" of publishers going green

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How to make introductions more inclusive

Have you ever considered that trying to be more inclusive can cause harm? Today, we share an excerpt from The Token: Common Sense Ideas for Increasing Diversity in Your Organization where Crystal Byrd Farmer explains how adding seemingly harmless practices to actions like introductions may cause problems within your organization.

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Power In The Pleistocene (Excerpt from Power by Richard Heinberg)

In Power, Richard Heinberg looks at humanity’s power over nature and the power that some people have over others. This book demonstrates that we must relearn the lessons of power if humanity is to have a thriving future and is essential reading for everyone who calls planet Earth home. Today, we share an excerpt from the book that talks about how power developed during the Pleistocene epoch.

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Effective Interactions: Supremacist Power and Liberatory Power

Understanding power and mastering power dynamics is perhaps the essential skill for change agents across all sectors seeking to ignite positive change in the world. Today, we share an excerpt from the Power Manual that explores the relationships within different types of power.

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