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NEW SOCIETY BLOG — Environment & Economy

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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Book Award Finalists

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

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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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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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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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What Does ‘Climate Hypocrite’ Even Mean?

Self-confessed eco-hypocrite Sami Grover says we should do what we can in our own lives, but then we need to target those actions to create systemic change. Today, we share an excerpt from We’re All Climate Hypocrites Now: How Embracing Our Limitations Can Unlock the Power of a Movement on what Sami means when he uses the term hypocrite.

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Understanding Power

For much of Richard Heinberg’s adult life, he’s been bothered by the questions of is it possible that we humans, or at least some of us, now enjoy too much of a good thing? Or is our problem merely that we don’t understand power very well and, therefore, misuse it? Today, he explores these questions and provides context for how we can better understand power.

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Introduction to Power by Richard Heinberg

Richard Heinberg’s latest title, Power is an exploration of humanity's power over nature and the power of some people over others. Power traces how four key elements developed to give humans extraordinary power: tool making ability, language, social complexity, and the ability to harness energy sources — most significantly, fossil fuels. Today, we take an excerpt from Power that explains how Richard started on the journey of writing this book.

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All Eyes On Fairy Creek

The Fairy Creek Blockade is a non-violent act of civil disobedience that has stopped Teal-Jones from building roads and logging old-growth trees in the last unlogged old-growth valley on southern Vancouver Island. This organized protest protects the pristine headwaters of this ancient ecosystem from destruction and aims to create a movement that holds BC accountable for protecting its forests.

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2020 Nautilus Book Award Winners

2020 Nautilus Book Award Winners

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2020 Eric Zencey Award Winners!

We are thrilled to announce that two of our books have are runners-up for the 2020 Eric Zencey Awards!

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