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NEW SOCIETY BLOG

Planting a “Forever Forest”

This holiday season, we’re inviting readers to make, share, observe, and enjoy the gifts of a slowed down, mindful season. To start us off, author Sami Grover (We’re All Climate Hypocrites Now) shares a creative way he’s helping his kids learn the power of incremental change, using a unique holiday gift idea.

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Handmade Holiday

In today’s Holiday Sale blog, Bevin Cohen, author of The Artisan Home Herbalist, offers up a thoughtful guide to holiday gift-giving – and a guide to infusing oils. Learn the simple art of making herb-infused oils, which can be used as they are, or turned into a variety of products, from sugar scrubs to medicinal balms.

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Marinated Feta

Gianaclis Caldwell, author of Mastering Basic Cheesemaking, shares a simple, delicious recipe for marinating feta cheese, which can be done with any store-bought feta.

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The Beauty of Frozen Light

Jacob Rodenburg, author of The Big Book of Nature Activities and The Book of Nature Connection, offers some ideas to help readers appreciate the unique beauty winter brings.

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Start a Profitable Farm with Little to No Equipment with the No-till Method

Do less, produce more, and grow the soil life that feeds crops using chemical-free, organic no till methods. In this excerpt from the new book Practical No-till Farming: A Quick and Dirty Guide to Organic Vegetable and Flower Growing by Andrew Mefferd, the editor of Growing for Market magazine, Andrew outlines how no-till farming practices make it possible to start a profitable farm with little to no equipment, on a very small land base. Making farming accessible to all potential farmers.

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Plants in Relationship

In his book, 'Wild Plant Culture', Jared Rosenbaum talks about integrating restoration practices, foraging, herbalism, rewilding, and permaculture. This book is both a practical guide and an evocative read that will transport you deep into the natural landscape. Today, we share an excerpt from the book that looks at plants and the relationships they have with other things.

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Why We Don't Know How to Talk About Race

When you were growing up, what were the messages you received about race, racism, and race relations? 'Inside Out', by Caprice D. Hollins, provides a roadmap to workplace and organizational change. It is packed with practical tools for working collectively towards racial justice and dismantling institutional racism. Today, we share an excerpt from the book that talks about the reasons why we don’t know how to talk about race.

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Making the Food System Healthy for People and Planet

'Earth for All' is both an antidote to despair and a road map to a better future. The authors dive deeply into all aspects of what an equitable world might look like – from environmental stewardship to inclusive, fair societies … and everything in between. In this excerpt, the authors examine the simplification and consumption of Earth's biosphere.

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Achieving Gender Equity

Earth for All is both an antidote to despair and a road map to a better future. The authors dive deeply into all aspects of what an equitable world might look like – from environmental stewardship to inclusive, fair societies … and everything in between. In this excerpt, the authors examine two of the most crucial pieces in the equity puzzle: families, in whatever form they take; and women’s agency, particularly with regard to education and reproductive control.

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NY Climate Week – Equity, Fairness, and Climate Change

For today’s Climate Week excerpt, we’re sharing some of Lloyd Alter’s Living the 1.5-degree Lifestyle. In this chapter, Lloyd looks at carbon reduction through an equity lens: How do we work with the fact that while some of us are profligate users of energy/carbon, much of the world is suffering energy poverty?

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NY Climate Week – Leading by Example

Harriet Shugarman’s How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change is an invaluable tool for helping kids move from frightened and confused to becoming active, empowered people on climate action. Today’s Climate Week excerpt, Sugarman discusses leading by example and helping kids (and ourselves!) envision what we’re working toward.

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2022 First Nations Communities READ AWARDS: Shortlist

2022 First Nations Communities READ AWARDS: Shortlist

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NY Climate Week – The Power of Imperfection

In observing Climate Week we’re sharing excerpts from some of our climate-related titles. Today’s comes from Sami Grover’s We’re All Climate Hypocrites Now, discussing the imperfection of our efforts, and why that can be an amazingly powerful tool in the struggle for climate justice.

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The sacred dance of life

In The Web of Meaning, Jeremy Lent delves into some of humanity’s age-old questions -- Who am I? Why am I? How should I live? He then offers a compelling foundation for a new philosophical framework that could enable humanity to thrive sustainably on a flourishing Earth. Today, we have an excerpt from the book that talks about metaphors for life.

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Foundations

Based on decades of research, Making Shift Happen examines the forces behind behavior change, providing a suite of powerful tools to transform the world. This book is a must-have guide for practitioners in nonprofits, governments, and businesses looking to design successful campaigns and initiatives that shift behaviors and mindsets toward positive environmental outcomes and a better future for all. Today’s excerpt outlines the basis of this system of change, laying the foundations for the rest of the process.

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