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NEW SOCIETY BLOG — Climate Change

How does composting affect climate change?

In Compost Science for Gardeners, author Robert Pavlis offers a science-based approach to help home gardeners choose the best method for their situation. For today’s blog, Robert looks at the climate benefits of home composting. Does composting create CO2? The short answer is yes, but composting correctly ensures that the majority of that CO2 isn’t released into the air.

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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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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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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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2022 IPPY Award Winners

We are thrilled to announce that two New Society titles have won IPPY Awards this year.

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2022 Nautilus Book Award Winners

2022 Nautilus Book Award Winners

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What Is Sustainable Agriculture?

In Resilient Agriculture, Second Edition, Laura Lengnick discusses real world stories from the frontlines of climate change, resilience, and the future of food. Today, we share an excerpt from the book that looks at the concept of sustainable agriculture.

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How Change Actually Happens

In the book, We’re All Climate Hypocrites Now, Sami Grover discusses that we should do what we can in our own lives to help the environment, but that we also need to target those actions so that they can create systemic change. Today, we share an excerpt from the book that talks about change and how to make it happen.

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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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Book Award Finalists

We are thrilled to announce that New Society are finalists for several Book Awards.

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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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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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Nature As Healer

Climate change impacts everyone. In Engage, Connect, Protect, Angela Ezeilo and Nick Chiles challenge the myth that climate change is only of importance to wealthy white communities by exploring the interests that African American, Latino, and Native American people have on our collective environment. Today, we share an excerpt that looks at the importance of nature for peoples’ health.

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