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NEW SOCIETY BLOG — Environment & Economy

Ten Benefits of Aquaponic Farming

What is aquaponic farming you ask? It is the process of raising fish and vegetables together, and for the first time all you need to know to do it on a commercial level (with cold-water fish!) is available in this comprehensive book.

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How can I support the application of Indigenous laws?

Alejandro Frid, the author of Changing Tides: An Ecologist's Journey to Make Peace with the Anthropocene, was asked the question "how can I support the application of indigenous laws' many times during his book tour this past fall. Alejandro elaborates on his original response in today's post.

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Building Environmental Strength through a Diversity of Youth

Today's blog post is an excerpt from Engage, Connect, Protect: Empowering Diverse Youth as Environmental Leaders by Angelou Ezeilo with Nick Chiles. Angelou is the founder and CEO of The Greening Youth Foundation, The company's mission is to engage under-represented youth and young adults, while connecting them to the outdoors and careers in conservation.

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How to Make Happiness and Well-being the Purpose of Your Government

Today's post is an excerpt from The Happiness Policy Handbook  by Laura Musikanski, Rhonda Phillips & Jean Crowder.  The Happiness Policy Handbook provides a concise background on happiness studies and science, coupled with practical tools for formulating and integrating happiness policy at all levels of government.

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Citizen Led Economies - Creating the Commons

In this excerpt from Free, Fair, and Alive: The Insurgent Power of the Commons by David Bollier and Silke Helfrich we learn how citizen collaborations are changing the economy.

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Interview with James Hoggan, author of I'm Right,and You're an Idiot

Today's interview is with James Hoggan, author off I'm Right and You're an Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up, 2nd Edition. James is the president of the Vancouver PR Firm Hoggan and Associates, past chair of the David Suzuki Foundation board, and founder of the influential website, DeSmogBlog.

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More Gold for New Society Authors

We are thrilled to announce that three New Society titles have won Foreword INDIES Book Awards this year.

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Can Gardens Save the World?

Can gardens literally save the world? Benjamin Vogt explains why his answer is "no" in today's excerpt from his book A New Garden Ethic:Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future.

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Earth Overshoot Day - #Movethedate

Earth Overshoot Day is July 29th ...the earliest ever Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds what Earth’s ecosystems can regenerate in that year.

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Sacred Headwaters At Risk From Big Oil

I have lived in British Columbia all my life. I have travelled to many countries, all of them full of beauty, but my favorite trip is still the road from Terrace, BC to Prince Rupert, BC along the mighty Skeena River.

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Pushing for 100% Recycled Paper

New Society Publishers was the first publisher, working with our printer Friesens, to bring 100% post-consumer paper into the North American printing scene in 2002 – nearly two decades ago. We have recently discovered that a small selection of our books printed at Lightning Source by Ingram Content Group, in the print on demand program, are not printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper.

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Week for the Future and the Global Climate Strike

New Society Publishers has pledged to join the global climate strikes in our community on September 20th. Global heating and climate change is the most pressing crisis facing humanity and the biosphere.

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Reclaiming our Public Squares from Polarized Rhetoric, Propaganda and Miscommunication

Today's blog is a variety of short excerpts from the newly released 2nd Edition of James Hoggan's book I'm Right and You're and Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up

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Intrinsic Hope is the Grand Prize Nautilus Award Winner

We are thrilled to announce that three New Society titles have won Nautilus Awards this year.

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