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NEW SOCIETY BLOG — Conscious Community

An inventory of lasting happiness

In The Web of Meaning, Jeremy Lent investigates humanity’s age-old questions- Who am I? Why am I? How should I live? The book 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 happiness.

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Interview with Lloyd Alter

Today’s blog features an interview with Lloyd Alter, author of Why Individual Climate Action Matters More than Ever. It includes the winning question from the giveaway!

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Author Interview with Jeremy Lent

Today’s blog features an interview with Jeremy Lent, author of The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe. It includes the winning question from last week’s giveaway!

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The Most Important Relationship in Your Life

Across many cultures, language attempts to describe the difference between being an individual and an entity intrinsically interconnected with everything else. To do so, we often see the words "I" and "self" used to distinguish these different states. Today, we take an excerpt from The Web of Meaning where Jeremy Lent explains the divergence between I and self.

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Transformative Learning: The Economics of Happiness

In Transformative Learning: Reflections on 30 Years of Head, Heart, and Hands at Schumacher College, Satish Kumar reflects on the legacy of Schumacher College, a beacon of innovation that fosters an ecological-based, holistic model of higher education built around the college's unique "learn by doing," head, heart, and hands pedagogy. Today on the blog, we take an excerpt from Transformative Learning on the economics of happiness.

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Find an Independent Bookstore Near You

Canadian Independent Bookstore Day is April 24th , and New Society Publishers is marking this celebration with the addition of the new Shop Local button to help buyers purchase books online directly from their local independent bookstore.

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How to Support Local Without Spending Money

On Buy Nothing Day, we want to celebrate small businesses. But can we support them without spending money, even as they struggle to keep their doors open? Is that even possible?

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How Environmental Jargon Creates Exclusion

Angelou Ezeilo describes her start in empowering diverse youth in her book, Engage, Connect, Protect.

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Challenges of Our Communities: Growing Local Leadership

This blog excerpts James S. Gruber's book Building Community: Twelve Principles for a Healthy Future.

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