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BOOKS TO BUILD A NEW SOCIETY

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Challenging the dominant paradigm AT N E W S O C I E T Y , our roots are deep in activist soil. Whether it’s fighting for social

justice, probing the implications of peak oil, spreading the word about sustainability, or defending the environment, we have a long history of promoting ideas that challenge the status quo and help to sow the seeds of change. is season’s books will help you to do just that. A case in point is our lead title Whitewash, where Joseph Keon explodes the dangerous myths promoted by the dairy industry and reveals the health risks and hidden costs of nature’s not-so-perfect food. Aer cutting back on the cow’s milk, say no to expensive imported fruits and vegetables with the Winter Harvest Cookbook, and indulge in fresh, local, delicious meals any month of the year. A trip through the Bioshelter Market Garden provides an inspiring picture of a sustainable food system following permaculture principles and incorporating a solar greenhouse to extend the growing season. Albert Bates maintains the theme of presenting alternatives to conventional agricultural practices in e Biochar Solution, and Laureen Rama brings the vision of a healthy planet home with Eco-yards. New Society Publishers acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada through the Book Publishing Industry Development Program (BPIDP) for our publishing activities. All New Society Publishers books are printed on 100% post-consumer

Many of this season’s titles help you to make more sustainable choices. Challenge the paradigm when you shop (e Better World Shopping Guide), while on the road (Green Transportation Basics), or where you live (Creating Cohousing). Empower others to transform good intentions into action with Fostering Sustainable Behavior. For more inspiration explore the world of Ithaca, NY in Choosing a Sustainable Future. Finally, learn how the co-operative movement, with over 800 million members worldwide, is Humanizing the Economy for a more equitable future. Motivated yet? Great – let’s go change the world!

recycled paper, with covers printed on FSC-certified stock. Each book contains an Environmental Benefits statement detailing the number of trees, landfill space and water saved.

All prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Design: Gregory Green. Cover photo: ©helena cooper image: harmony www.helenaart.com Printed in Canada.

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Contents: New Titles .............................................................................................. 3 Author Feature – Bob Willard ................................................................14 Green Building ...................................................................................... 15 Food & Gardening ................................................................................ 16 Post Carbon Prep ................................................................................. 18 Energy .................................................................................................. 19 Sustainable Living ............................................................................... 22 Urban Issues ........................................................................................ 24 Natural Building ................................................................................... 25 Author Feature – Building Community/Diana Leafe Christian .............. 26 Health & Wellness ............................................................................... 27 Education & Parenting ......................................................................... 28 Environment & Economy ..................................................................... 30 Progressive Leadership ........................................................................ 31 New Catalyst Books ............................................................................. 32 Backlist ................................................................................................ 34 Ordering Information ........................................................................... 37 Complete Alphabetical Index ............................................................... 38


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WHITEWASH The Disturbing Truth about Cow’s Milk and Your Health

Joseph Keon

Got milk? You may wish you didn’t.

are some of the least healthy people on Earth. Despite advanced medical care and one of the highest standards of living in the world, one in three Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and 50% of US children are overweight. NORTH AMERICANS

is crisis in personal health is largely the result of chronically poor dietary and lifestyle choices. In Whitewash, nutritionist Dr. Joseph Keon unveils how North Americans unwittingly sabotage their health every day by drinking milk, and shows that our obsession with calcium is unwarranted. Citing scientific literature, Whitewash builds an unassailable case that not only is milk unnecessary for human health; its inclusion in the diet may increase the risk of serious diseases including: • prostate, breast, and ovarian cancers • osteoporosis • diabetes • vascular disease

336 pages / 6 x 9” Health & Fitness/Nutrition 15 B&W Photographs & Illustrations

• Crohn’s disease. Many of America’s dairy herds contain sick and immunocompromised animals whose tainted milk regularly makes it to market. Cow’s milk is also a sink for environmental contaminants, and has been found to contain traces of pesticides, dioxins, PCBs, rocket fuel, and even radioactive isotopes.

PB ISBN 978-0-86571-676-6 US/Can$19.95 available November

Whitewash offers a completely fresh, candid and comprehensively documented look behind dairy’s deceptively green pastures, and gives readers a hopeful picture of life aer milk. Dr. Joseph Keon has been a wellness consultant, nutrition and fitness expert for over 25 years. He is considered a leading authority on public health, and has written three books, including e Truth about Breast Cancer: A Seven-Step Prevention Plan and Whole Health: e Guide to Wellness of Body and Mind.

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BIOSHELTER MARKET GARDEN A Permaculture Farm The heart of a sustainable food system

Darrell Frey and restore the health of the planet, we need to move beyond industrial agriculture and return to the practice of small-scale, local farming. Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm describes the creation of a sustainable food system through a detailed case study of the successful yearround organic market garden and permaculture design at Pennsylvania’s ree Sisters Farm.

TO ENSURE FOOD SECURITY

At the heart of ree Sisters is its bioshelter — a solar greenhouse which integrates growing facilities, poultry housing, a potting room, storage, kitchen facilities, compost bins, a reference library and classroom area. Bioshelter Market Garden examines how the bioshelter promotes greater biodiversity and is an energy efficient method of extending crop production through Pennsylvania’s cold winter months.

480 pages / 7.5 x 9” Gardening B&W Photographs & Illustrations 8 page color insert mother earth news wiser living pick PB ISBN 978-0-86571-678-0

Both visionary and practical, this fully illustrated book contains a wealth of information on the application of permaculture principles. Some of the topics covered include: • Design and management of an intensive market garden farm • Energy systems and bio-thermal resources • Ecological soil management and pest control • Wetlands usage

US/Can$34.95 available february 2011

• Solar greenhouse design and management. Whatever your gardening experience and ambitions, this comprehensive manual is sure to inform and inspire. Darrell Frey is the owner and manager of ree Sisters Farm, a 5-acre permaculture farm, solar greenhouse and market garden located in Western Pennsylvania. Darrell writes extensively on permaculture design and ecological land use planning and has been a sustainable community development consultant and permaculture teacher for 25 years.

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WINTER HARVEST COOKBOOK How to select and prepare fresh seasonal produce all winter long —20th Anniversary Edition (Revised & Updated)

Lane Morgan

Take the bite out of winter with fresh, local, delicious food on your plate!

more local food in their diet at the peak of summer, but what do you do when the tomatoes are done and the first greens of spring are months away? e Winter Harvest Cookbook takes a seasonal approach to eating, even during the coldest months of the year. is fully updated and revised 20th anniversary edition includes more than 200 simple, mouth-watering recipes showcasing fresh produce from the winter garden or local market, rounded out by introductions to unfamiliar ingredients, shopping tips, menu suggestions and resource lists. e author also invites us into her corner of the Pacific Northwest, with vignettes drawn from the region’s farming, gardening and cooking. ANYONE CAN INCLUDE

Tantalize your tastebuds with an incredible array of soups, salads, sides, sauces, entrees and desserts such as: • Roasted Brussels sprouts with sweet potatoes and garlic • Penne with arugula, kale and goat cheese 288 pages / 8 x 9”

• Salad of roasted golden beets with feta and hazelnut oil • Pot roast with hazelnut barley. With a greatly expanded array of vegetarian and vegan dishes, Winter Harvest Cookbook is a must-have for anyone who wants to enjoy fresh, local and delicious food — any time of the year!

Cooking B&W Illustrations throughout mother earth news wiser living pick PB ISBN 978-0-86571-679-7 US/Can$24.95 available November

Lane Morgan is deeply committed to spreading the word about the joys of local produce in any season. e author and editor of numerous books on Pacific Northwest food and history including e Good Food Guide to Washington and Oregon and e Territorial Seed Company Cookbook, Lane has cooked, gardened, and homesteaded in Western Washington for more than 40 years.

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THE BIOCHAR SOLUTION Carbon Farming and Climate Change How the dirt below our feet can save us from extinction

Albert Bates destroys our soils, pollutes our water and is a major contributor to climate change. What if our agricultural practices could stabilize, or even reverse these trends? C O N V E N T I O N A L A G R I C U LT U R E

e Biochar Solution explores the dual function of biochar as a carbon-negative energy source and a potent soil-builder. Created by burning biomass in the absence of oxygen, this material has the unique ability to hold carbon back from the atmosphere while simultaneously enhancing soil fertility. Author Albert Bates traces the evolution of this extraordinary substance from the ancient black soils of the Amazon to its reappearance as a modern carbon sequestration strategy. Combining practical techniques for the production and use of biochar with an overview of the development and future of carbon farming, e Biochar Solution describes how a new agricultural revolution can reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to below zero while increasing world food reserves and creating energy from biomass wastes. Biochar and carbon farming can: 208 pages / 6 x 9”

• Reduce fossil fuels inputs into our food system

Technology & Engineering B&W Photographs & Illustrations mother earth news wiser living pick PB ISBN 978-0-86571-677-3

• Bring new life to desert landscapes • Filter and purify drinking water • Help build carbon-negative homes, communities and nations.

US/Can$17.95 available October

Biochar is not without dangers if unregulated, and it is not a panacea, but if it fulfills its promise of taking us back from the brink of irreversible climate change, it may well be the most important discovery in human history. Albert Bates teaches permaculture and appropriate technology and has written several books on energy and the environment including The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook (page 17).

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GREEN TRANSPORTATION BASICS A Green Energy Guide

Dan Chiras

A clean and simple introduction to less fuel-ish transportation

is devastating for the environment, but private passenger vehicles are unlikely to disappear from our roads anytime soon. Greener cars and fuels will be a necessity for many years to come. O U R AU T O M O B I L E C U LT U R E

Green Transportation Basics is a guide to greening your personal driving habits by dramatically improving the efficiency of an existing vehicle using simple measures such as trip planning and regular maintenance to improve fuel economy. is handy guide also explores the most promising new green cars and trucks, including electric vehicles, hybrids, plug-in hybrids and natural-gas cars. And it critically examines sustainable fuels including ethanol, biodiesel, straight vegetable oil, hydrogen and biomethane, evaluating each according to a set of established criteria. Each green fuel source must: • Be socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable • Have a high net energy yield • Be clean, abundant, renewable and affordable.

192 pages / 5 x 8” Technology & Engineering

Don’t let your dream of greening your transportation idle – Green Transportation Basics will guide you through the myths and misconceptions and provide clear options for the road to a more sustainable future.

B&W Photographs & Illustrations mother earth news wiser living pick PB ISBN 978-0-86571-619-3

Dan Chiras is a respected educator and author who has published nearly 30 books on renewable energy and sustainable living, including Power From the Sun and Power from the Wind. (Page 19) He is the director of e Evergreen Institute, where he teaches workshops on green transportation, including green fuels and vehicles and electric car conversion.

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HUMANIZING THE ECONOMY How the largest social movement in history is paving the way to a brighter future

Co-operatives in the Age of Capital

John Restakis the twentieth century, corporate capitalism extended its reach over the globe. While its defenders argue that globalization is the only way forward for modern, democratic societies, the spread of this system is failing to meet even the most basic needs of billions of individuals around the world. Moreover, the entrenchment of this free market system is undermining the foundations of healthy societies, caring communities and personal wellbeing.

AT T H E C L O S E O F

Humanizing the Economy shows how co-operative models for economic and social development can create a more equitable, just and humane future. With over 800 million members in 85 countries and a long history linking economic to social values, the co-operative movement is the most powerful grassroots movement in the world. Its future as an alternative to corporate capitalism is explored through a wide range of real-world examples including: • Emilia Romagna’s co-operative economy of in Northern Italy • Argentina’s recovered factory movement 288 pages / 6 x 9” Business & Economics B&W Photographs & Illustrations PB ISBN 978-0-86571-651-3 US/Can$19.95 available September

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• Japan’s consumer and health co-operatives. Highlighting the hopes and struggles of everyday people seeking to make their world a better place, Humanizing the Economy is essential reading for anyone who cares about the reform of economics, globalization and social justice. John Restakis has been active in the co-op movement for 15 years. He is the Executive Director of the BC Co-operative Association and has been a consultant for co-op development projects in Africa and Asia. A pioneering researcher on co-operative economies, he writes and lectures on economic democracy and the role of co-operatives in humanizing economies.

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FOSTERING SUSTAINABLE BEHAVIOR An Introduction to Community-Based Social Marketing (Third Edition)

Doug McKenzie-Mohr

The highly acclaimed manual for changing everyday habits — now in an all-new 3rd edition

and polluting our environment at a rate that is outstripping our planet’s ability to support us. To create a sustainable future, we must not only change our own actions, we must educate and encourage those around us to change theirs. If one individual recycles his plastic containers, the impact is minimal. But if an entire community recycles, enormous amounts of resources are saved. W E A R E C O N S U M I N G R E S O U RC E S

How then do we go about transforming people’s good intentions into action? Fostering Sustainable Behavior explains how the field of community-based social marketing has emerged as an effective tool for encouraging positive social change. is completely revised and updated third edition contains a wealth of new research, behavior change tools, and case studies. Learn how to: • Target unsustainable behaviors, and identify the barriers to change • Understand various commitment strategies 288 pages / 7.5 x 9”

• Communicate effective messages • Enhance motivation and invite participation. e strategies introduced in this ground-breaking manual are an invaluable resource for anyone interested in promoting sustainable behavior, including environmental conservation, recycling and waste reduction, water and energy efficiency and alternative transportation.

Business & Economics B&W Photographs & Illustrations PB ISBN 978-0-86571-642-1 US/Can$24.95 available November

Doug McKenzie-Mohr, Ph.D., is an award-winning environmental psychologist who specializes in designing programs to promote sustainable behavior. He is the founder of community-based social marketing and has delivered workshops on the topic to more than fiy thousand program managers around the world. Dr. McKenzie-Mohr has also served as an advisor for Canada’s public education efforts on climate change.

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THE BETTER WORLD SHOPPING GUIDE Do your groceries make the grade? Check out your shopping basket with this 100,000 copy bestseller.

Every Dollar Makes a Difference – #3

Ellis Jones to be “good corporate citizens.” So how does a responsible shopper separate the truly green from the greenwashers? Now in its third edition, e Better World Shopping Guide is the only comprehensive guide for socially and environmentally responsible consumers. is 100,000-copy bestseller grades every product on the shelf from A to F so you can quickly tell the “good guys” from the “bad guys” — turning your grocery list into a powerful tool to change the world. M A N Y C O M PA N I E S C L A I M

Drawing on over 20 years of research, this completely revised and updated third edition includes over 45 sources of data, new product categories, a more accurate ranking system, additional business profiles and links to the latest online resources. Whether you’re in the market for appliances or zucchini, e Better World Shopping Guide will help you find out which companies actually “walk the talk” when it comes to: 208 pages / 4 x 6”

• Environmental sustainability

Business & Economics B&W Illustrations PB ISBN 978-0-86571-680-3 US/Can$9.95

• Human rights • Community involvement • Animal protection

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• Social justice. Small enough to fit in a back pocket or handbag and organized in a user-friendly format, e Better World Shopping Guide will help you change the world as you shop! Ellis Jones, Ph.D. is the award-winning, bestselling author of e Better World Shopping Guide and e Better World Handbook. A scholar of social responsibility, global citizenship and everyday activism, Dr. Jones has dedicated himself to uncovering practical ways for people to make a difference in the world. He currently teaches in the department of sociology at Holy Cross College.

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CHOOSING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE Ideas and Inspiration from Ithaca, NY

Liz Walker

A small city’s big vision that can help transform your own community

a sustainable future, but what does it look like, and how do we get there? In Ithaca, NY a new culture is blossoming — one that values cooperation, local production, environmental stewardship, social justice and creativity. Ithaca is showing the way to meet the challenges of the day with a wide variety of practical, real-world solutions.

W E A L L WA N T

Filled with inspiring examples, Choosing a Sustainable Future provides readers with a remarkable sense of possibility. Explore Ithaca’s: • Bustling, vibrant farmers markets, overflowing with fresh, local produce • Award-winning community credit union that triples the savings of low-income people • Flagship college sustainability programs • Pioneering alternative transportation programs, such as Ithaca Carshare • Innovative efforts by coalitions of local business, university, government and activists to create transformation in areas as diverse as green building, city planning, health and wellness, and honoring cultural diversity.

288 pages / 6 x 9” Social Science B&W Photographs & Illustrations

Taken together, these examples of citizen engagement are a taste of what life could be like in a sustainable city of the future. In a time of overwhelming economic, social and environmental crises, Choosing a Sustainable Future provides a quiet, authoritative voice of hope.

PB ISBN 978-0-86571-675-9 US/Can$19.95 available november

Liz Walker is the author of EcoVillage at Ithaca and the co-founder and executive director of the award-winning project of the same name. She is a leading authority on cohousing and sustainable communities, a founding board member of Gaia Education and a lifelong grassroots organizer for peace and environmental groups.

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CREATING COHOUSING Building Sustainable Communities The cohousing “bible” by the US originators of the concept

Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett is his castle. But demographic and economic changes have turned our castles into islands. How can we regain the elements of the traditional village – family, cooperation, community and a sense of belonging – within the context of 21st century life? A MAN’S HOME

Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities is an in-depth exploration of a uniquely rewarding type of housing which is perfect for anyone who values their independence but longs for more connection with those around them. Written by the award-winning team that wrote the original “cohousing bible” and first brought cohousing to North America, this fully-illustrated manual combines nutsand-bolts practical considerations and design ideas with extensive case studies of dozens of diverse communities in Europe and North America,

336 pages / 7.5 x 9” Architecture B&W Photographs & Illustrations PB ISBN 978-0-86571-672-8 US/Can$32.95

Cohousing communities create unique opportunities for designing more sustainable lifestyles. Whether urban, suburban or rural; senior or intergenerational; retrofit or new, the authors show how the physical structures of cohousing communities lend themselves to a more efficient use of resources, and make everything from gardening to childcare to socializing easier. Creating Cohousing puts the “neighbor” back into “neighborhood,” and is an essential resource for anyone interested in more environmentally and socially sustainable living.

available February 2011

Charles Durrett and Kathryn McCamant are award-winning architects who introduced the concept of cohousing to the US with their book Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves. ey have designed and developed over fiy cohousing communities in the United States and consulted on many more around the world. Charles is also the author of e Senior Cohousing Handbook: A Community Approach to Independent Living. (page 26)

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ECO-YARDS Simple Steps to Earth-Friendly Landscapes

Laureen Rama

How to have a beautiful, environmentally-friendly, low-maintenance yard

are essentially unproductive patches of grass, requiring constant attention for no return. rough sustainable, organic landscaping, these small or large plots of land can become part of the solution to today’s environmental challenges.

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Eco-yards supports the vision of a healthy, abundant planet in which beautiful, richly varied urban yards contribute to restoring the natural ecosystem. This inspiring and practical, well-illustrated manual includes clear, easy-to-follow instructions for: • Designing and maintaining an eco-yard • Making your yard water-wise • Understanding basic soil science • Replacing your lawn with tree, shrub and flower beds or hardy, low-maintenance grass • Growing vegetables in the eco-yard. Visionary, hopeful and encouraging, Eco-yards is a must-read for anyone who wants to use environmentally sound practices when they garden, whether in a residential yard or on the balcony of a condo or high-rise apartment. If you’re sick of the backyard battle, this book will show you how to work with nature instead of fighting it, using simple steps that apply practically anywhere to turn your yard into an eco-friendly sanctuary.

240 pages / 6 x 9” 8 color plates B&W illustrations & photographs PB ISBN 978-0-86571-682-7 US/Can $19.95 available February 2011

Laureen Rama is a landscape designer whose lifelong passion is beautifying landscapes in ways that enhance the natural environment. She is the founder of Eco-yards, which provides natural landscape design, installation, consultation and education in Calgary, Alberta. Laureen has also worked as an international development educator, public involvement consultant, and a management consultant specializing in creativity.

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| bob willard THE SUSTAINABILITY CHAMPION’S GUIDEBOOK [SPRING 2010]

THE NEXT SUSTAINABILITY WAVE

The Presentation DVD

Bob Willard Foreword by L. Hunter Lovins

Bob Willard

e Next Sustainability Wave assesses why companies have resisted sustainability strategies and focuses on two emerging drivers that promise to spur corporate commitment to sustainability: a compelling business case and a “perfect storm” of threatening market forces on the horizon. Emphasizing the importance of how sustainability is presented to corporate leaders, the book applies effective selling techniques to sell sustainability as a solution, a business strategy and a catalyst for business transformation.

e Sustainability Champion’s Guidebook (see below) is a practical, guide which helps sustainability champions at any level in a company lead a transformation to a smarter, more sustainable enterprise. e perfect companion resource, this DVD features author Bob Willard presenting the highlights of the book, including transformational steps to take, tips and techniques to use, and derailers to avoid.

uses his senior management experience from his 34-year career at IBM to create a business case for corporate sustainability strategies. He has delivered hundreds of keynote presentations on the subject to corporations, consultants, academics and NGOs worldwide. Bob is the author of all of the titles on this page.

BOB WILLARD

SustainabilityAdvantage.com

Willard’s previous books provide a compelling business case outlining why smart business executives should embrace sustainability. An expert on leadership, culture change, and organizational development, Willard distills lessons learned about cultural transformation and provides guidance on how to embed sustainability into corporate culture. Essential viewing for sustainability champions who want to transform their companies so that their companies can help transform society. 55 minutes DVD ISBN: 978-0-9784140-1-6 5 x 5 x .125” US/Can $14.95

THE SUSTAINABILITY ADVANTAGE Seven Business Case Benefits of a Triple Bottom Line

Bob Willard Foreword by Oliver Dudok van Heel and John Elkington (SustainAbility)

Shows that the business benefits of sustainable development strategies are quantifiable and real, using strategies easy to grasp, yet powerful enough to lead to significant business opportunities. 224 pages / 6 x 9” Hb ISBN 978-0-86571-451-9 US/Can $29.95

THE SUSTAINABILITY ADVANTAGE WORKSHEETS

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Small-or Medium-sized Enterprise Edition —Available as download only

Bob Willard ISBN 978-0-86571-495-3 US/Can$15.00

THE SUSTAINABILITY ADVANTAGE WORKSHEETS Large Enterprise Edition —Available as download only

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ISBN 978-0-86571-480-9 US/Can$15.00

Building Boardroom Buy-in

368 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-532-5 US $22.95 / Can $29.95

THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SUSTAINABILITY Bob Willard e time is right to help business leaders connect the dots between doing well and doing good. is DVD presents a compelling case for corporate responsibility, framing sustainability arguments so they are relevant to executives concerned with minimizing risks while maximizing profits. It is essential viewing for anyone interested in how to engage business leaders in sustainability – as well as for business leaders themselves. 55 minutes / DVD ISBN 978-0-9784140-0-9 5.25 x 7.5 x .5“ / US/Can $24.95 Bob Willard

THE SUSTAINABILITY CHAMPION’S GUIDEBOOK How to Transform your Company

Bob Willard is guidebook helps sustainability champions at any level in a company lead a transformation to a smarter, more successful, and more sustainable enterprise. Willard distills lessons learned about cultural transformation and provides guidance on how to embed sustainability into corporate cultures. is book is an indispensable tool for sustainability champions who are transforming their companies into more sustainable enterprises. Also availabhle as an ebook: newsociety.com See above for the companion DVD. 144 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-658-2 US/Can $19.95

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green building

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DESIGN FOR WATER

GREEN RESTORATIONS

Rainwater Harvesting, Stormwater Catchment and Alternate Water Reuse

Sustainable Building and Historic Homes

Heather Kinkade-Levario

Aaron Lubeck

An accessible and clearly written guide to water collection, this book focuses on water collection in the urban environment. Geared to providing the information needed to set up passive harvesting techniques, it will appeal to engineers, landscape architects, municipal decisionmakers, developers and landowners. 256 pages / 7.5 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-580-6 US $24.95 / Can $29.95

NAUTILUS AWARD WINNER

Foreword by Donovan Rypkema

Author Aaron Lubeck brings his expertise as a restoration consultant to this first-ofits-kind guide, leading the reader through the steps for restoring historic buildings using sustainable practices and green building techniques. In a room-by-room, system-by-system format, he covers questions applicable to old homes, focusing on the core techniques and debates. Accessible while technical enough for contractors, this will appeal to anyone trying to green an older home while preserving its historic and cultural significance. 304 pages / 7.5 x 9” / Full Color Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-640-7 / US/Can $37.95

Changing the World One Room at a Time

David Johnston and Kim Master

400 pages / 7.5 x 9” Mother Earth News Wiser Living Pick Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-498-4 US/Can $29.95

A New Approach for your Home and Garden

Sue Reed Energy-Wise Landscape Design presents hundreds of practical ways everyone can save money, time and effort while making their landscapes more environmentally healthy, ecologically rich and energy efficient. Combining general guidelines with tips, techniques and actions, this fully illustrated guide explains the many opportunities our landscapes provide for conserving energy. Intended for homeowners, gardeners, landscape professionals and students, the design ideas in this book will work in every type of setting. is is an essential resource for everyone who wants to shrink their energy footprint while enhancing their property and adding value to their home.

GREEN REMODELING

e comprehensive guide to remodeling in a healthy, environmentally friendly way, this book discusses simple green renovation solutions for homeowners, focusing on key aspects of the building including foundations, framing, plumbing, windows, heating and finishes. en, complete with checklists, personal stories, expert insights and an extensive resource list, it covers easy ways to save energy, conserve natural resources and protect the health of loved ones.

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REUSING THE RESOURCE Adventures in Ecological Wastewater Recycling

Carol Steinfeld and David Del Porto Reusing the Resource is a comprehensive guide to using plants to stabilize, clean, filter and reuse wastewater, while eliminating polluting sewers and septic systems. It profiles more than 30 successful ecological wastewater recycling systems that save money, protect public and environmental health, and provide plant-based fuel, construction materials, landscapes and more. It details the pros and cons of various systems, and provides tips for designers, regulators and builders.

Sue Reed is a registered Landscape Architect who has helped hundreds of homeowners create comfortable, livable and beautiful landscapes that save energy. She is also an experienced writer and teacher whose work focuses specifically on environmentally sound, energyefficient and sustainable landscape design. 304 pages / 7.5 x 9”/ 2 color Photographs & Illustrations PB ISBN 978-0-86571-653-7 US/Can $29.95

Ecowaters Books / 124 pages / 8 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-9666783-2-1 US $24.95 / Can $27.95

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food & gardening GARDENING WHEN IT COUNTS

A NATION OF FARMERS Defeating the Food Crisis on American Soil

Growing Food in Hard Times

Sharon Astyk and Aaron Newton

Steve Solomon

[ SPRING 2010] FROM CONTAINER TO KITCHEN Growing Fruits and Vegetables in Pots

D.J. Herda People are recognizing the need for nutritious, local and sustainable food, but how can urban dwellers without ready access to fertile land enjoy the benefits of traditional gardening? And for those without a yard, how to maximize the harvest of fresh, healthy edibles? Author D.J. Herda shows the way. Written for the novice home gardener as well as the seasoned pro, this fully illustrated, comprehensive guide will show you how to save up to 70% on your produce bill by growing fruits and vegetables in pots. Topics include container size and location, managing light, water and humidity, extending the harvest, and much more. Dig in to this bumper crop of gardening tips and techniques and learn how to create your own moveable feast! D.J. Herda is an award-winning freelance author, editor and photojournalist who has written several thousand articles and more than 80 books. He is an avid organic gardener and test grower and has been writing extensively about growing fruits and vegetables for over 40 years. 240 pages / 6 x 9” 8 color plates B &W Photographs & Illustrations PB ISBN 978-0-86571-665-0 US/Can $19.95

Intensive vegetable gardening methods rely on high inputs of water, fertilizer and organic matter — which require cheap oil. Before the 1970s, North American home food growing used more land with less labor, wider plant spacing, less or no irrigation, and hand tools. is book helps readers rediscover these low-input gardening methods to produce healthy food, and shows that any family with access to 3-5,000 sq. . of garden can halve their food costs. 352 pages / 6 x 9” Mother Earth News Wiser Living Pick Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-553-0 US/Can $19.95

... (this book) shows us how to... grow all our family’s food with just hand labor and with little or no electricity or irrigation — Carol Deppe, author of Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties

INDEPENDENCE DAYS A Guide to Sustainable Food Storage & Preservation

Sharon Astyk To create truly local diets, we must learn to preserve food year-round for the months when local food is scarce. is book is about food preservation and storage — the key to food security, independence from fluctuating prices and supply chains, and better health. Better food, at a lower cost, and with less energy expended — this book covers both the need for and the pleasure of the return to a pantry diet. SharonAstyk.com 368 pages / 6 x 9” Mother Earth News Wiser Living Pick Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-652-0 US/Can $19.95

Sharon Astyk is one of the most interesting writers on the environment today. I strongly urge you to read her books. — George Monbiot, author of Heat (Monbiot.com)

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More Americans than ever before are suffering food insecurity. We can keep hunger from stalking our families, but doing so will require a fundamental shi in our approach to field and table. Astyk and Newton examine the limits and dangers of the globalized food system and how returning to basics is our best hope. 408 pages /6 x 9” Mother Earth News Wiser Living Pick Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-623-0 US/Can $19.95

…this book empowers every person with an action plan that is revolutionary in its simplicity and effectiveness. —Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm, author of Everything I want to do is Illegal (Polyface.com)

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DEPLETION AND ABUNDANCE Life on the New Home Front

Sharon Astyk Sharon Astyk presents strategies to create stronger homes, better health and a richer family life. Most importantly, readers will discover that depletion can lead to abundance, and the anxiety of these uncertain times can be turned into a gi of hope and action. SharonAstyk.com 288 pages /6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-614-8 US/Can $18.95

is is a wonderful book about a terrible subject … with more common sense than anyone deserves to find between the covers of a book, buying it would be a good use of your last $20. — Peter Bane, publisher, Permaculture Activist magazine (PermacultureActivist.net)

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FOOD SECURITY FOR THE FAINT OF HEART Keeping Your Larder Full in Lean Times

Robin Wheeler Designed to gently ease readers into this sometimes threatening topic, this humorous treatment will appeal to both long-time food security advocates, as well as to those new to the topic who are wary and would really prefer to avoid it. If any book was ever published at the right moment, it’s this one. Wheeler will calm you down, and make your eating life cheaper, healthier, and more elegant. —Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy

THE SOLAR FOOD DRYER

EXTRAVEGANZA

How to Make Your Own Low-Cost, High Performance, Sun-Powered Food Dehydrator

Original Recipes from Phoenix Organic Farm

Eben Fodor Applicable to a wide geography, this wellillustrated book features complete step-by step plans for building a solar food dryer from readily-available materials and includes food drying tips and recipes, resources, solar charts and more. 144 pages / 7.5 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-544-0 US/Can $15.95

Laura Matthias An exquisite compilation of recipes that push the boundaries of vegan cuisine, presenting over 250 tantalizing vegan recipes ranging from appetizers and snacks through main dishes, cookies, even beverages and frozen treats. 288 pages / 8 x 9” 8 color plates Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-551-6 US/Can $25.95

192 pages /6 x 9”/ B &W illustrations Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-624-7 US/Can $16.95

THE POST-PETROLEUM SURVIVAL GUIDE AND COOKBOOK

HOLLYHOCK COOKS

Recipes for Changing Times

e Hollyhock Cooks, with Linda Solomon and Moreka Jolar

Albert K. Bates

A YEAR ON THE GARDEN PATH A 52-Week Organic Gardening Guide

Carolyn Herriot is easy-to-follow weekly gardening guide can be picked up any time of the year to explain what’s happening in the garden and your role in creating a beautiful, healthy ornamental landscape and food garden. 176 pages / 6.5 x 9.75” Earthfuture Publications Pb ISBN 978-0-9738058-0-2 US $19.95 / Can $24.95

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Provides advice for the transition from a culture addicted to petroleum to a culture of conservation, taking an optimistic view of “the Great Change” and promoting it as an opportunity to redeem our essential interconnectedness with nature and with each other. Also including playful recipes emphasizing organic and local ingredients, this book is about having your catastrophe and eating it too.

Food to Nourish Body, Mind and Soil

Showcases the best of Hollyhock Retreat Centre’s globally influenced cuisine, with over 200 recipes including everything from soups and salads to entrées, sauces and spreads, desserts and drinks. 240 pages / 8 x 9” 8 color plates Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-488-5 US $23.95 / Can $29.95

256 pages / 7.5 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-568-4 US/Can$22.95

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[ SPRING 2010] PEAK EVERYTHING Waking Up to the Century of Declines

Richard Heinberg Now Available in Paperback!

e 20th century saw unprecedented growth in population, energy consumption and food production. e 21st century ushered in an era of declines in a number of crucial areas including global oil, natural gas and coal extraction; fresh water, and more. Peak Everything addresses many of the cultural, psychological and practical changes we will have to make as nature rapidly dictates new limits in a profoundly different world. A combination of wry commentary and sober forecasting, this book tells how we might make the transition from e Age of Excess to the Era of Modesty with grace and satisfaction, while preserving the best of our collective achievements. A must-read for individuals, business leaders and policy makers serious about effecting real change.

AWARD WINNER

PLAN C

REINVENTING COLLAPSE

Community Survival Strategies for Peak Oil and Climate Change

The Soviet Example and American Prospects

Pat Murphy

Dmitry Orlov

Plan C — the twin solutions of community and curtailment — is the only way to begin to create a sustainable, equitable world. Offering specific strategies in many areas, this is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in living a saner, more sustainable lifestyle. CommunitySolution.org

In the waning days of the American Empire, US foreign policy has come under criticism and the economy is in steep decline, mirroring the experience of the USSR as it began to collapse. With characteristic dry humor, Orlov argues that by examining our cultural baggage we can survive and thrive in the face of collapse. ClubOrlov.blogspot.com

336 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-607-0 US/Can $19.95

176 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-606-3 US/Can $17.95

Same Author

THE ECOTECHNIC FUTURE Envisioning a Post-PeakWorld

John Michael Greer

THE LONG DESCENT A User’s Guide to the End of the Industrial Age

240 pages / 6 x 9” PB ISBN 978-0-86571-645-2 US/Can $16.95

Fusing human ecology and history, this book envisions the transition from an industrial society to a sustainable ecotechnic world — not returning to the past, but creating a future that supports relatively advanced technology on a sustainable resource base. For anyone concerned about the future of the industrial society, this book provides a solid analysis of how we got to where we are, and a practical toolkit to prepare for the future. eArchdruidReport.blogspot.com

Hb ISBN 978-0-86571-598-1 US/Can $24.95

288 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-639-1 US/Can $18.95

Richard Heinberg is a journalist, lecturer, Senior Fellow-in-Residence at Post Carbon Institute, and the author of nine books including e Party’s Over, Powerdown, e Oil Depletion Protocol, and Blackout (see page 35). He is widely considered one of the world’s foremost peak oil educators.

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AWARD WINNER

John Michael Greer Americans are expressing concern about dependence on oil and the onset of climate change. Greer examines this fear through core themes, showing that hope exists in actions ranging from taking up a handicra through planting a vegetable garden, and building community. 288 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-609-4 US/Can $18.95

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energy [ SPRING 2010] SOLAR ELECTRICITY BASICS A Green Energy Guide

Dan Chiras

A Practical Guide to Solar Electricity

THE HOMEOWNER’S GUIDE TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

Dan Chiras, with Robert Aram and Kurt Nelson

Achieving Energy Independence through Solar,Wind, Biomass and Hydropower

POWER FROM THE SUN

is book provides a complete understanding of solar electricity, solar energy, and solar site assessment, discussing types of PV systems, inverters, batteries, installation and maintenance of a PV system, and more. It is designed to help homeowners make wise decisions during the design, purchase and installation of solar electric systems. 272 pages / 7.5 x 9” Mother Earth News Wiser Living Pick Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-621-6 US/Can $26.95

Dan Chiras is book discusses energy conservation and energy options for homeowners, including solar hot water, wood heat, passive cooling, solar, wind and microhydro, and emerging technologies. It gives readers sufficient knowledge to hire contractors and recommends manuals for the DIY reader. ... Dan Chiras is one of the most authoritative writers in the field of renewable energy. — David Johnston, author of Green Remodeling and Green from the Ground Up 352 pages / 7.5 x 9” Mother Earth News Wiser Living Pick Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-536-3 US/Can $27.95

As we transition away from finite and polluting fossil fuels, clean, reliable, and affordable renewable technologies such as solar electricity will become the mainstay of our energy supply. Solar Electricity Basics provides a clear understanding of the sun, solar energy, and solar electric systems. It discusses all aspects of residential solar installations, including inverters, costs and incentives, installation and maintenance, and much more. Whether your goal is to lower your energy bill or to achieve complete energy independence, this is the introduction you need. 192 pages / 5 x 8” B &W Photographs & Illustrations Mother Earth News Wiser Living Pick PB ISBN 978-0-86571-618-6 US/Can $12.95

[ SPRING 2010] WIND POWER BASICS A Green Energy Guide

Dan Chiras By the year 2020 wind energy is projected to supply at least 12% of global electrical demand.

POWER FROM THE WIND A Practical Guide to Small Scale Wind Energy

Dan Chiras, with Mick Sagrillo and Ian Woofenden is accesible guide to small wind energy systems provides an overview of site assessment, turbines and towers, installation and maintenance of systems, and much more. Readers will gain the knowledge they need to make wise decisions during the design, purchase and installation of small wind energy systems. 288 pages / 7.5 x 9” Mother Earth News Wiser Living Pick Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-620-9 US/Can $24.95

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THE HUMAN-POWERED HOME Choosing Muscles Over Motors

Tamara Dean is unique compendium of human-powered devices is offers plans for making devices grouped by area of use. For those who are beginning to understand the importance of a life of reduced dependency on fossil fuels, this book could be a catalyst for change. 272 pages / 8 x 10” / B & W illus & photos Mother Earth News Wiser Living Pick Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-601-8 US/Can $29.95

Wind Power Basics provides a clear understanding of wind energy systems, examining all aspects of small-scale installations, including site assessment, charge controllers, turbines, financial incentives, and much more. Whether you’re considering your own smallscale wind energy system or just want a straightforward, detailed introduction to the benefits and challenges of this rapidly emerging technology, Wind Power Basics is the guide for you. 192 pages / 5 x 8” B &W Photographs & Illustrations Mother Earth News Wiser Living Pick PB ISBN 978-0-86571-617-9 US/Can $12.95

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energy [ SPRING 2010] SERIOUS MICROHYDRO Water Power Solutions from the Experts

Edited by Scott Davis Serious Microhydro brings you firsthand stories of energy independence, from household sites to installations capable of powering a farm, business or small neighborhood. ese case studies represent the most comprehensive collection available on tailoring an installation to meet the needs of a site and its owner/operators, and will appeal to homeowners, teachers, renewable energy professionals, activists and decision makers. Scott Davis is an award-winning renewable energy project developer. He is the author of Microhydro: Clean Power From Water (p. 34). 336 pages / 7.5 x 9” B &W Photographs & Illustrations PB ISBN 978-0-86571-638-4 US/Can $29.95 – available June

ALCOHOL FUEL Revised Edition

A Guide to Making and Using Ethanol as a Renewable Fuel

Design and Installation Manual

Richard Freudenberger

PHOTOVOLTAICS Solar Energy International Provides critical information to successfully design, install and maintain PV systems. It includes an overview of PV electricity and a detailed description of system components; chapters on sizing systems, analyzing sites and installing PV systems; and troubleshooting and solar insolation data for over 300 sites. 352 pages / 8.5 x 11” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-520-2 US/Can $59.95

Ethanol lends itself to small-scale production, and especially to co-operative ventures in rural communities, oen using “waste” feedstock. is practical, grassroots guide will give readers all the information they need, covering every aspect of making and using ethanol for fuel. 272 pages/7.5 x 9” Mother Earth News Wiser Living Pick Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-626-1 US/Can $26.95

[ SPRING 2010] SOLAR WATER HEATING Revised and Expanded

A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Water and Space Heating Systems

Bob Ramlow and Benjamin Nusz Completely revised and expanded, this is the definitive guide to this clean and cost-effective technology. Drawing on extensive practical experience, the authors cover types of solar collectors, components, installation, operation, maintenance, and much more. is richly illustrated book is designed for a readership ranging from the curious homeowner to the serious student or professional. Bob Ramlow has been working with renewable energy for over 30 years. Benjamin Nusz currently trains renewable thermal technicians at Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin. 256 pages / 7.5 x 9” B &W Photographs and Illustrations Mother Earth News Wiser Living Pick Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-668-1 US/Can $24.95

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SVO REAL GOODS SOLAR LIVING SOURCEBOOK Special 30th Anniversary Edition

Your Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living

John Schaeffer For over 30 years, the Solar Living Sourcebook has been the ultimate guide to sustainable living. is fully-updated edition includes several new sections and boasts many completely rewritten and expanded chapters, over 150 pages of diagrams and charts, and much more.

Powering Your Vehicle with Straight Vegetable Oil

Forest Gregg Forest Gregg, former researcher with Frybrid, sis through the masses of contradictory, erroneous, and confusing information about SVO, extracting the very best information available. While technical in nature, this fully illustrated book is highly accessible. 240 pages/ 6 x 9” Mother Earth News Wiser Living Pick Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-612-4 US/Can $18.95

608 pages / 8.5 x 11” Gaiam Real Goods Pb ISBN 978-0-916571-06-1 US $35 / Can $40

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energy

TRANSPORT REVOLUTIONS Moving People and Freight without Oil

Richard Gilbert and Anthony Perl Transport Revolutions analyzes five prior episodes of rapid and radical change in the way people and goods travel. It examines the worldwide state of transport today, then shows how movement of people and freight could be sustained beyond 2025 with much-reduced dependence on oil. Written for transport professionals, planners and policymakers, this book will appeal to anyone with an interest in how transport will evolve in the years ahead. 448 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-660-5 US/Can $26.95

THE CARBON BUSTER’S HOME ENERGY HANDBOOK Slowing Climate Change and Saving Money

[ SPRING 2010] SUSTAINABLE WORLD SOURCEBOOK Critical Issues, Viable Solutions, Resources for Action

Godo Stoyke Describes how homeowners can avoid or offset environmental problems such as climate change through the application of appropriate technology, analyzing energy costs and evaluating which measures yield the highest returns. e book enables readers to reduce their carbon emissions dramatically, while saving an astounding average of US $15,000 in energy costs over five years. 176 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-569-1 US/ Can $12.95

e Sustainable World Coalition Foreword by Paul Hawken

e Sustainable World SourceBook is designed to support readers in finding pathways for effective individual and group action. It cuts through the glut of information, providing an overview of the most important issues and aspects of sustainability that everyone needs to know. Packed with successful models and inspiring examples, this beautifully designed, full-color manual addresses a wide range of issues, including energy resources, conservation and emerging technologies; poverty, education, food security and social justice; and much more. Focused on solutions and actions, the SourceBook will appeal to anyone seeking an understanding of a broad range of sustainability issues, and is an essential guidebook for every concerned citizen.

WEARING SMALLER SHOES Living Light on the Big Blue Marble

CONSUMER GUIDE TO HOME ENERGY SAVINGS

Chip Haynes

Save Money, Save the Earth

You have two goals: saving your money and saving resources — and you can do that by making gradual changes over time and still living your life the way you live it now. With humor and encouragement, Haynes walks the reader through low-impact, low-tech solutions, with the important distinction that it won’t cost you more than you save. You can live light and go green the easy way, within your budget and stress-free.

Jennifer orne Amann, Alex Wilson and Katie Ackerly

192 pages/ 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-657-5 US/Can $16.95

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How efficient are front-load washing machines? When is it time to replace your old refrigerator? ese questions and many more are answered here. Well-organized and highly readable, the Guide includes tips on improving existing equipment, guidance for when and why consumers should purchase new energy-efficient equipment, and a reminder to check local government and utility incentives for purchase or retrofit grants.

The Sustainable World Coalition’s purpose is to provide educational materials that foster strong engagement in personal and planetary sustainability. e Coalition is a project of Earth Island Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental sustainability and social justice. 96 pages / 8.5 x 11” full Color PB ISBN 978-0-615-30980-4 US/Can $11.95

256 pages / 5.5 x 8.5” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-602-5 US/Can $17.95

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[ SPRING 2010] THRIVING BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY Pathways to a Resilient Society

Andrés R. Edwards Foreword by Bill McKibben

Against the bleak backdrop of apparent environmental and social collapse, beacons of hope shine from thousands of initiatives taking place everywhere. Andrés Edwards draws a collective map of individuals, organizations and communities from around the world that are building an alternative future. Overflowing with inspiration, this book will cause the most chronic pessimist to see the glass as half-full — to move beyond a perception of surviving with scarcity to one of flourishing with abundance. Andrés R. Edwards is the author of e Sustainability Revolution, (below) which has sold over 20,000 copies. He is an educator, media designer, and LEED-accredited green building and sustainability consultant.

THE MAKING OF AN ELDER CULTURE

THE BETTER WORLD HANDBOOK

Reflections on the Future of America’s Most Audacious Generation

Small Changes That Make A Big Difference

eodore Roszak

Designed to reach people who normally would not consider themselves activists, e Better World Handbook is for those who care about creating a more just, sustainable world but don’t know where to begin. Substantially updated, this revised best-seller now contains more recent information on global problems, more effective actions, and many new resources

e Making of an Elder Culture reminds the baby boom generation of the creative role they once played in our society, and of the moral and intellectual resources they have to draw upon for radical change in their later years to complete what they began. Elders as culture-makers — this is a proud and challenging identity, and presents an extraordinary opportunity to transform how society views our elders. 320 pages / 5.5 x 8.5” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-661-2 US/Can $18.95

– Revised & Updated

Ellis Jones, Ross Haenfler and Brett Johnson

... keep a copy on your desk or reference shelf, and use it! — Michael Toms, New Dimensions Radio 320 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-575-2 US/Can $19.95

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240 pages / 6 x 9” B &W photographs, charts & maps PB ISBN 978-0-86571-641-4 US/Can $17.95 Same Author

FERMENTING REVOLUTION How to Drink Beer and Save the World

Christopher M. O’Brien

Andrés R. Edwards Foreword by David Orr

Fermenting Revolution encourages individuals to change the world through the simple act of having a beer. It is also the first book to view all of the important trends in human history as fundamentally revolving around beer. Globalization pits the corporate worldview against the sustainability movement, and the history of beer exemplifies this struggle. e return to beer as a way of life is communal, democratic, healthful and natural.

224 pages / 6 x 9” PB ISBN 978-0-86571-531-8 US/Can $16.95

288 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-556-1 US $18.95 / Can $20.95

THE SUSTAINABILITY REVOLUTION Portrait of a Paradigm Shift

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THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE 101 Solutions to Global Warming

Guy Dauncey e Climate Challenge draws on solutions from around the world and lays out the best actions for students and scientists, musicians and mayors, policymakers and presidents. It will help you join the movement to restore the planet’s climate and build a green economy. e Climate Challenge is not only interesting and informative, it is also exciting. — Lester R. Brown, author of Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization 320 pages/ 7.25 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-589-9 US/Can $24.95

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sustainable living AXIOM BUSINESS AWARD WINNER

LESS IS MORE

RADICAL SIMPLICITY

Embracing Simplicity for a Healthy Planet, a Caring Economy and Lasting Happiness

Small Footprints on a Finite Earth

Cecile Andrews and Wanda Urbanska When we have too much, we savor nothing — ultimately, a life of less connects us with one true source of happiness: being part of a caring community. Less is More shows how to turn individual change into a movement that leads to changes in government and corporate behavior, work hours, the wealth gap and sustainability. 288 pages / 5 x 8” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-650-6 US/Can $16.95

Jim Merkel Radical Simplicity guides the reader to a personal sustainability goal and a lifestyle equitable amongst all people, species and generations. Using three tools — Your Money or Your Life, Our Ecological Footprint, and time alone in wild nature — it helps readers customize their journey to simplicity. 272 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-473-1 US $17.95 / Can $19.95

GREEN CAREERS

Same Author

Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future

SLOW IS BEAUTIFUL New Visions of Community, Leisure and Joie deVivre

Cecile Andrews Happiness is declining in the most affluent country in the world and Americans are troubled by the destructiveness of a lifestyle devoted to money and status. Slow Is Beautiful analyzes the forces stamping the joy from our existence and provides a vision of a more fulfilling life through community, leisure and joie de vivre. 256 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-554-7 US $16.95 / Can $19.95

Drawing on the authors’ extensive experience, Green Careers offers clear and concise information about the emerging field of environmental jobs, and will appeal to job seekers and workforce development professionals as an indispensable guide for finding a career to feel passionate about. 368 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-643-8 US/Can $19.95

The Coming Collapse and Transformation of Our World

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John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist Foreword by Bill McKibben

is inspiring guide provides in-depth exploration of eco-business basics, marketing in the green economy, and more. Part small business manifesto, part personal finance primer, Ecopreneuring is essential reading for small business owners, prospective entrepreneurs, and anyone who dreams of a livelihood based on independence, creativity, passion and a commitment to green practices and sustainability. 224 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-605-6 US/Can $17.95 FOREWOR D MAGAZINE AWARD WINNER

MAKING A LIVING WHILE MAKING A DIFFERENCE – Revised Edition

Conscious Careers for an Era of Interdependence

Melissa Everett

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Our growth-based global system will collapse as critical resources become scarce and major ecosystems fail. Using evolutionary systems theory, Evolution’s Edge explains how societies evolve and why rapid, non-linear change is not only possible but inevitable. 320 pages / 7.5 x 9”/ Full Color Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-608-7 US/Can $24.95

Putting Purpose and the Planet Before Profits

Jim Cassio and Alice Rush

EVOLUTION’S EDGE Graeme Taylor

ECOPRENEURING

While the path to finding a life’s work that is satisfying and financially feasible is not easy, there are simple steps to follow. With dozens of stories and a thorough look at the options, this is the comprehensive life/ work guide for people who care about their communities and the planet. 240 pages / 7.25 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-591-2 US/Can $24.95

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[ SPRING 2010] DRY RUN

A Manualfesto

Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis

David Tracey

Jerry Yudelson

e concept is simple: Dig in some soil, plant a few seeds, or mend a sagging fence — one good deed inspiring another, with win-win results all around. Guerrilla Gardening includes tips on everything from finding plants and seeds cheap (or free) to knowing when to ask permission and when to seek forgiveness.

Foreword by Prof. Sharon B. Megdal

In the Age of Scarcity now upon us, fresh water shortages are an increasingly serious global problem. With water restrictions emerging in many developed countries and water diversions for industrial, urban and environmental reasons stirring up oceans of controversy, there is a growing thirst for innovative approaches to reducing our water footprint. Dry Run shows the best ways to manage scarce water resources and handle upcoming urban water crises. Featuring original interviews with more than 25 water researchers and industry experts, this book explains water issues and proposes solutions for homes, buildings, facilities and schools. Examining the vital links between water, energy use, urban development and climate change, Dry Run demonstrates best practices for achieving “net zero” water use in the built environment. Ideal for concerned citizens, building managers, homeowners, architects, engineers, developers and public officials faced with charting a course in a more arid future, Dry Run overflows with practical solutions. Jerry Yudelson, PE, LEED AP, leads the Yudelson Associates consultancy and is a respected authority on green building, clean water and sustainable development. He is the author of 11 books, including Choosing Green (page 35) and Green Building A to Z (page 35). 304 pages + 8 color plates / 6 x 9” B&W Photographs & Illustrations PB ISBN 978-0-86571-670-4 US/Can $24.95

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GUERRILLA GARDENING

240 pages / 7.5 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-583-7 US $19.95 / Can $23.95

TOWARD SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES Resources for Citizens and Their Governments

Mark Roseland Offers practical suggestions and innovative solutions to a range of community problems, including energy efficiency, transportation, land use, housing, waste reduction, recycling, air quality, governance, and much more. 256 pages / 8 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-535-6 US/Can $24.95

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SUPERBIA! URBAN MELTDOWN Cities, Climate Change and Politics as Usual

Clive Doucet Author and city councillor Clive Doucet provides a razor-sharp insider’s perspective, stating his central theme: “It’s not about planning. It’s about politics.” is is an important book for anyone who cares about thinking differently, acting differently and making a difference. Urban Meltdown is both an astute diagnosis and a visionary agenda for correcting things. —James Howard Kunstler, author of e Long Emergency 272 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-584-4 US $17.95 / Can $20.95

31 Ways to Create Sustainable Neighborhoods

Dan Chiras and Dave Wann Superbia! is a book of practical ideas for creating more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable neighborhoods. Well-illustrated, reader-friendly, and packed with practical ideas for remaking suburban and urban neighborhoods to serve people better and to reduce human impact on the environment, it will appeal to anyone who wants to create a more humane and nurturing lifestyle. 240 pages / 9 x 8” Mother Earth News Wiser Living Pick Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-490-8 US/Can $24.95

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natural building

STONEVIEW How to Build an Eco-Friendly Little Guesthouse

Rob Roy 240 pages / 7.5 x 9” 4 color plates Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-597-4 / US/Can$25.95

TIMBER FRAMING FOR THE REST OF US A Guide to Contemporary Post and Beam Construction

G ROW I N G N U M B E R S of people are searching for healthy, affordable and environmentally responsible housing. Natural building, using traditional materials and methods as well as modern ecological technologies, can help fill that gap. New Society is proud to offer a broad list of books covering many different styles and options for natural building. For further information on any of the books featured on this page, please visit us online at www.newsociety.com

Rob Roy 192 pages / 7.5 x 9” / 8 color plates Mother Earth News Wiser Living Pick Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-508-0 US $22.95 / Can $27.95

THE ART OF NATURAL BUILDING Design, Construction, Resources

Joseph F. Kennedy, Michael G. Smith and Catherine Wanek, Editors

EARTH-SHELTERED HOUSES How to Build an Affordable Underground Home

Rob Roy 272 pages / 7.5 x 9” / 8 color plates Mother Earth News Wiser Living Pick Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-521-9 / US/Can $27.95

MORE STRAW BALE BUILDING

288 pages / 8 x 9” / 8 color plates Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-433-5 / US/Can $26.95

A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw

Chris Magwood, Peter Mack and Tina ierren 288 pages / 8 x 10” / 8 color plates Mother Earth News Wiser Living Pick Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-518-9 / US/Can $34.95 Same Author

CORDWOOD BUILDING The State of the Art

STRAW BALE DETAILS

EARTHBAG BUILDING

A Manual for Designers and Builders

Kaki Hunter and Donald Kiffmeyer

Rob Roy

Chris Magwood and Chris Walker

240 pages / 8 x 9” / 8 color plates Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-475-5 US/Can $26.95

68 pages / 8.5 x 11” Covered Spiral / ISBN 978-0-86571-476-2 US$32.95 / Can$39.95

THE COMPLETE CORDWOOD DVD

BUILDING WITH AWARENESS

With Rob and Jaki Roy

The Construction of a Hybrid Home

An Earthwood Building School/Chevalierurling Production 205 minutes 5.25 x 7.5” DVD ISBN 978-0-9789257-0-3 US$39.00 / Can$45.00

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The Tools, Tricks and Techniques 288 pages / 8 x 10” / 8 color plates Mother Earth News Wiser Living Pick Pb ISBN978-0-86571-507-3 / US/Can $29.95

DVD and Guidebook

THE NATURAL PLASTER BOOK

Ted Owens

Earth, Lime and Gypsum Plasters for Natural Homes

Syncronos Design Inc. 152 pages / 5.375 x 7.5” DVD ISBN 978-0-9773343-1-5 US/Can $39.00

Cedar Rose Guelberth and Dan Chiras 280 pages / 8 x 9” / 8 color plates Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-449-6 US $29.95 / Can $35.95

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| community building FINDING COMMUNITY

HOPE AND HARD TIMES

How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community

Communities, Collaboration and Sustainability

Diana Leafe Christian

Ted Bernard

Foreword by Richard Heinberg

Finding Community presents a thorough overview of ecovillages and intentional communities and offers solid advice on how to research thoroughly, visit thoughtfully, evaluate intelligently and join gracefully. It provides intriguing possibilities to readers who are seeking a more cooperative, sustainable and meaningful life. 264 pages / 7.5 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-578-3 US $24.95 /Can $29.95 is the author of Finding Community and Creating a Life Together, two key works in New Society’s selection of books on community. Diana gives presentations and offers workshops nationwide on the practical steps to finding or starting successful ecovillages and intentional communities. Her articles have appeared in publications including Mother Earth News, Communities, and Earthlight magazines, and her work has been cited in the New York Times and Harper’s, and on NPR and the BBC. She lives at Earthaven Ecovillage in North Carolina. For more about Diana’s work, see DianaLeafeChristian.org DIANA LEAFE CHRISTIAN

Same Author

CREATING A LIFE TOGETHER Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities

Diana Leafe Christian

In the 1990s, Ted Bernard travelled to 9 communities across the US whose residents were working to solve resource conflicts and achieve greater sustainability. Over a decade later these community-based sustainability initiatives have proved resilient, and their quest points to the need for new perceptions of nature and of humankind. See page 32 for more from this author. 336 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-654-4 US/Can $19.95

Foreword by Patch Adams

Creating a Life Together is the only resource available that provides step-by-step practical information on how to establish ecovillages and intentional communities. It deals indepth with structural, interpersonal and leadership issues, decision-making methods, vision statements, and the development of a legal structure, as well as profiling wellestablished model communities. 272 pages / 7.25 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-471-7 US $27.95 /Can $29.95

SENIOR COHOUSING HANDBOOK A Community Approach to Independent Living – 2nd Edition

ECOVILLAGES A Practical Guide to Sustainable Communities

Jan Martin Bang Ecovillages explores the history of the ecovillage movement and provides a manual for planning, establishing and maintaining a sustainable community, using a permaculture approach. 288 pages / Full color / 7.5 x 9.75” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-538-7 US $24.95 /Can $29.95

Charles Durrett

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Senior cohousing revolves around custom-built neighborhoods organized by the seniors themselves. is comprehensive guide to joining or creating a project addresses all aspects of senior cohousing, and examines common concerns, fears, and misunderstandings. Seniors will find this in this book a compelling vision for their future.

LIVING GREEN

320 pages / Full colour / 8 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-611-7 US/Can $34.95

208 pages / 7.25 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-647-6 US/Can $21.95

Communities that Sustain

Jennifer Fosket and Laura Mamo Living Green showcases the social side of living green, featuring communities that integrate social and human factors into their design and planning. It includes interviews with developers, architects and residents, highlighting personal ideals and efforts to pursue a sustainable lifestyle.

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health & wellness

IPPY

AWARD WINNER

NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE

THE PRACTICAL CYCLIST

The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry

Bicycling for Real People

Stacy Malkan

Chip Haynes

Delves deeply into the dark side of the powerful, unregulated cosmetics industry, and looks to hopeful solutions for a healthier future.

An easy, low-impact way to get everyone back on their bicycles for health, wealth and fun! You don’t have to go fast, and you don’t have to go far. You just have to go!

192 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-574-5 US/Can $15.95

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PRESCRIPTIONS FOR A HEALTHY HOUSE —3rd Edition A Practical Guide for Architects, Builders & Home Owners

Paula Baker-Laporte, John C. Banta and Erica Elliott Takes the owner/architect/builder team through the entire home construction process resulting in a unique guide to creating healthy indoor and outdoor spaces. Packed with resources, including commentary from several nationally recognized experts in the field of building biology. 352 pages / 7.5 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-604-9 US/Can $28.95

DIABETES:

NATURALLY CLEAN

Sugar-Coated Crisis Who Gets it, Who Profits and How to Stop it

The Seventh Generation Guide to Safe & Healthy, Non-Toxic Cleaning

David Spero RN

Jeffrey Hollender and Geoff Davis, with Meika Hollender and Reed Doyle

Describes the social sources of our toxic environment, covering deeper causes of the epidemic, including the stress and inequality built into our modern culture. Focuses on empowering people to better care for themselves, and changing the environment that causes illness. 240 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-567-7 US $16.95 / Can $18.95

Explains the dangers of traditional cleaners and provides a room-by-room guide to options. Includes a product selection guide recommending your healthiest and safest options. 224 pages / 7.5 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-548-6 US/Can $17.95

CANCER 101 Solutions to a Preventable Epidemic

Liz Armstrong, Guy Dauncey and Anne Wordsworth

NAUTILUS AWARD WINNER

Foreword by Dr. Warren Bell

Offers solid evidence that many cancers are preventable, stemming from contamination of the air we breathe, products we use, water we drink and food we eat. Filled with practical advice and inspiring success stories.

HOMES THAT HEAL (and those that don’t) How Your Home May be Harming Your Family’s Health

Athena ompson Foreword by Allan Lieberman, MD

Homes that Heal addresses poor indoor air quality, mold and how buildings can make people sick. Solution-oriented, humorous, and full of stories and advice to empower families to take back their health. 320 pages / 7.5 x 9” Mother Earth News Wiser Living Pick Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-511-0 US/Can $26.95

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[ SPRING 2010] WEAPONS OF MASS INSTRUCTION A Schoolteacher’s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling

DUMBING US DOWN

BECOMING THE KIND FATHER

The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

A Son’s Journey

John Taylor Gatto

Calvin Sandborn

John Taylor Gatto

Foreword by Thomas Moore

Now Available in Paperback!

A highly praised bestseller for over a decade, Dumbing Us Down is a radical treatise on public education that concludes that compulsory government schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders like cogs in a machine. is special edition celebrates 100,000 copies of the book in print, and the book’s on-going importance and popularity.

Calvin Sandborn’s intensely personal story is heart-searing and inspirational. Brought up to fear his father’s alcohol-fueled fury and hateful put-downs, the author buried his feelings and fine-tuned his own rage. His father’s early death and the collapse of his own marriage provided catalysts for change. He provides well-researched psychological findings and self-help tips, and offers helpful insight for the millions of men who want to become kinder human beings.

144 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-448-9 US/Can $12.95

176 pages / 5.5 x 8.5” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-582-0 US/Can $17.95

COLLEGE WITHOUT HIGH SCHOOL

THE GREEN TEEN

A Teenager’s Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College

The Eco-Friendly Teen’s Guide to Saving the Planet

Blake Boles

Jenn Savedge

College Without High School shows how independent teens can design their high school education by becoming unschooled, defining goals and dreams and then pursuing them through a combination of meaningful and engaging adventures. is intriguing approach to doing college prep on your own terms will be welcomed by students (and their parents).

Young people want to minimize their environmental impact at home, at school and in their communities, and get their concerns recognized by school officials, politicians, media, and even their own parents. is book will help them do this, and it’s also a must-read for parents, grandparents, teachers and school administrators who want to help the next generation make environmentally responsible choices.

Weapons of Mass Instruction focuses on mechanisms of traditional education which cripple imagination and discourage critical thinking, and demonstrates that the harm school inflicts is rational and deliberate, intended to render the common population manageable. Young people are conditioned to rely upon experts and accept disconnections from their own lived experiences, and are discouraged from developing selfreliance and independence. Escaping this trap requires a strategy Gatto calls “open-source” learning. rough this alternative approach our children can avoid being indoctrinated—only then can they achieve self-knowledge, good judgment, and courage. John Taylor Gatto is an internationally renowned author and speaker on school reform. He taught for 30 years in public schools before resigning on the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal during the year he was named New York State’s official “Teacher of the Year.” 240 pages / 6 x 9” PB ISBN 978-0-86571-669-8 US/Can $16.95 Hardcover ISBN 978-0-86571-631-5 US/Can $22.95

CollegeWithoutHighSchool.com 176 pages / 5.5 x 8.5” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-655-1 US/Can $16.95

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192 pages /5 x 7” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-649-0 US/Can $14.95

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education & parenting TEACHING GREEN: THE ELEMENTARY YEARS

GREENING SCHOOL GROUNDS

GREEN TEACHER MAGAZINE

Creating Habitats for Learning

Hands-On Learning in Grades K-5

Edited by Tim Grant & Gail Littlejohn

Edited by Tim Grant & Gail Littlejohn

144 pages / 8.5 x 11” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-436-6 US/Can $27.95

new society publishers is proud to be the copublisher of Green Teacher’s excellent series of books. Published in Toronto since 1991, Green Teacher is an award-winning nonprofit quarterly offering practical ideas for K-12 educators and parents who seek to foster environmental literacy and global awareness in young people. Green Teacher is edited by former high school teachers, Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn.

256 pages / 8.5 x 11” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-534-9 US/Can $29.95

TEACHING GREEN: THE MIDDLE YEARS Edited by Tim Grant & Gail Littlejohn 240 pages / 8.5 x 11” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-501-1 US $22.95 /Can $29.95

TEACHING GREEN: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS Edited by Tim Grant & Gail Littlejohn 240 pages / 8.5 x 11” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-648-3 US/Can $29.95

TEACHING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE Cool Schools Tackle Global Warming

Edited by Tim Grant & Gail Littlejohn 80 pages / 8.5 x 11” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-437-3 US/Can $14.95

A VOLCANO IN MY TUMMY

SEEING RED

ABOVE ALL, BE KIND

Helping Children to Handle Anger

An Anger Management and Peacemaking Curriculum for Kids

Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times

Jennifer Simmonds

Zoe Weil

Seeing Red is a curriculum designed to help elementary and middle-school aged students better understand their anger so they can make healthy and successful choices and build strong relationships. Each session includes objectives for the lesson, supplies needed, a warm-up activity, an explanation of the learning activities and a closing activity.

Teaches parents how to raise their children to be humane in the broadest sense, allowing them to grow up to make life choices that demonstrate respect for the environment, other species, and all people.

Éliane Whitehouse &Warwick Pudney Offers engaging, well-organized activities that help overcome the fear of children’s anger which many adult caregivers experience, and distinguishing between anger the feeling and violence the behavior. Ages 6 to 13. 80 pages / 8.5 x 11” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-349-9 US/Can $14.95

272 pages / 6 x 9” ISBN 978-0-86571-493-9 US /Can $18.95

80 pages / 8.5 x 11” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-483-0 / US/Can $ 16.95

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environment & economy

AXIOM BUSINESS AWARD WINNER

[ SPRING 2010] ON GANDHI’S PATH Bob Swann’s Work for Peace and Community Economics

Stephanie Mills Robert Swann was a self-taught economist, a tireless champion of decentralism, and a pioneer of the relocalization movement. A war resistor imprisoned for his beliefs, Bob Swann engaged in lifelong nonviolent direct action against war, racism, and economic inequity. His legacy is a vision of a life-affirming, alternative economy of peace founded on innovations in land and monetary reform. Now, as global industrial civilization flails in the throes of ecological and economic crises, his working innovations are at the ready to help neighborhoods, entrepreneurs, and willing communities to rebuild at appropriate scales.

LIFE, MONEY AND ILLUSION

THE ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS

Living on Earth as if we want to stay

Building Genuine Wealth

Mike Nickerson

Mark Anielski

is completely revised and updated edition examines how growth came to be a goal and how that goal, though once beneficial, is now the propellant for catastrophe. en, by showing how the economy can be restructured to remain within planetary limits, it points the way to a sustainable future. An engaging and empowering vision of the future that celebrates humanity’s extraordinary ability to adapt and evolve that will appeal to social activists, environmentalists and all those who are committed to a sustainable future.

Foreword by Herman Daly

Using the author’s economic model called Genuine Wealth, e Economics of Happiness shows how economics can be reoriented towards the pursuit of genuine happiness, and how you and your family can apply the Genuine Wealth model in your lives. 288 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-596-7 US $17.95 / Can $20.95 AXIOM BUSINESS AWARD WINNER

464 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-659-9 US/Can $22.95

Stephanie Mills is an author, teacher, practicing bioregionalist and Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute. She has written numerous books, including Whatever Happened to Ecology? and Turning Away from Technology (page 33). 160 pages / 5.5 x 8.5” PB ISBN 978-0-86571-615-5 US/Can $16.95

NAUTILUS AWARD WINNER

BRANDED! How the ‘Certification Revolution’ is Transforming Global Corporations

Michael E. Conroy

SMALL IS POSSIBLE Life in a Local Economy

Lyle Estill Lyle Estill introduces us to “hometown security” with this chronicle of a community-powered response to resource depletion in a fickle global economy. By looking inward, this town discovered it is possible for a community to feed itself, fuel itself, heal itself, entertain itself and govern itself. Filled with inspiration for anyone working toward sustainability. LyleEstill.com

Shows how small but mighty NGOs are pushing corporations toward the higher moral standard now demanded by clients and society as a whole. e lever that moves them is the risk of destroying their carefully built “brands” if they fail to clean up their practices. A must-read for corporate executives, NGOs and concerned consumers. 352 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-579-0 US $19.95 / Can $23.95

240 pages / 5.5 x 8.5” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-603-2 US/Can $17.95

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progressive leadership UPROOTING RACISM How White People Can Work for Racial Justice

Paul Kivel Foreword by Howard Zinn

Explores the manifestations of racism in politics, work, community, and family life, addressing the many areas of privilege for white people and suggesting ways for individuals and groups to challenge the structures of racism.

THE JOY OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION Transforming Victims, Villains and Heroes in the Workplace and at Home

Gary Harper Helps readers understand conflict and why it arises, through the lens of the “drama triangle” of victims, villains and heroes. Accessible and engaging, it provides proven, practical skills to resolve conflicts collaboratively.

288 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-459-5 US/Can $18.95

208 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-515-8 US/Can $19.95

THE WORKSHOP BOOK

DOING DEMOCRACY

From Individual Creativity to Group Action

R. Brian Stanfield and ICA Canada

The MAP Model for Organizing Social Movements

Bill Moyer, with JoAnn McAllister, Mary Lou Finley and Steve Soifer

Outlines the best practices of the workshop method and its use in consensus formation, planning, problem solving and research. Also discusses workshop preparation and design, leadership styles, dealing with difficult behaviors, etc.

Provides both a theory and working model for understanding social movements, ensuring they are successful in the long term. Including an overview of social movement theory and the Movement Action Plan model.

160 pages / 7.25 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-470-0 US/Can $22.95

240 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-418-2 US $16.95 / Can $22.95

RIPPLES FROM THE ZAMBEZI

THE TROUBLEMAKER’S TEAPARTY

Passion, Entrepreneurship and the Rebirth of Local Economies

A Manual for Effective Citizen Action

Ernesto Sirolli

Charles Dobson

Describes a unique alternative to traditional economic development termed “Enterprise Facilitation” — where individuals’ talents, business passion, and skills are built upon to provide meaningful, rewarding work.

Deals clearly and concisely with issues ranging from how to create healthy group relationships and use the media effectively, to strategic thinking, project design and evaluation, campaign tactics, and more. Specifically designed to help small, volunteer citizen groups.

176 pages / 5.5 x 8.5” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-397-0 US / Can $14.95

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THE ART OF FOCUSED CONVERSATION 100 Ways to Access Group Wisdom in the Workplace

R. Brian Stanfield and the Institute for Cultural Affairs Restores conversation — the most human of attributes — to prime place within businesses and organizations, demonstrating what can be accomplished through the medium of focused conversation. Developed, tested, and extensively used by professionals in the field of organizational development. 240 pages / 7.25 x 9” ISBN 978-0-86571-416-8 US/Can $21.95

THE MEDIATOR’S HANDBOOK Jennifer E. Beer with Eileen Stief Developed by Friends Conflict Resolution Programs

Provides a time-tested model for effective mediation in diverse environments and situations, including a large “Toolbox” section that details approaches used by professional mediators. 176 pages / 8.5 x 11” Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-359-8 US/Can $24.95

224 pages /5.5 x 8.5” ISBN 978-0-86571-489-2 US/Can $17.95

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new catalyst books

New Catalyst Books is an imprint of New Society Publishers, specifically designed to keep books in print by taking advantage of technological advances that allow books to be printed rapidly and cost-effectively on an as-needed basis. This printon-demand technology allows us to keep titles in print longer and bring back out of print titles that have special relevance or enduring value. Check out the New Catalyst titles on this page and our Sustainability Classics on the next page. View the full list and place your order at: www.newcatalystbooks.com

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Widening Circles A Memoir Joanna Macy

The Natural Step Story Seeding a Quiet Revolution Karl-Henrik Robèrt

In this absorbing, and sometimes thrilling memoir, well-known eco-philosopher, Buddhist scholar, and deep ecology activist/teacher Joanna Macy recounts her adventures of mind and spirit in the key social movements of our era. In Widening Circles, the unique synthesis of spirituality and activism that define Macy’s contribution to the world are illuminated by the life-events and experiences that have paved her uncommon path.

Few organizations have been as influential as e Natural Step in empowering and inspiring people to design a more sustainable world. In e Natural Step Story, Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt describes first hand the evolution of the Natural Step framework, comprised of four system conditions essential for the maintenance of life on Earth, together with a robust methodology for strategically applying them. 288 pages / 6 x 9” / pb ISBN 978-1-897408-14-8 US $17.95 / Can $19.95

296 pages / 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-1-897408-01-8 US$17.95 / Can$20.95

Healing the Wounds The Promise of Ecofeminism Judith Plant, Editor Twenty-five activist authors — including Ursula LeGuin, Vandana Shiva, Margot Adler and Joanna Macy — strive to unite the visions and energies of the feminist and ecological perspectives. Healing the Wounds draws together the personal, political and spiritual into one enlivening whole. is is the book, and these are the practitioners, that started the movement. 276 pages / 6 x 9” / pb ISBN 978-1-897408-09-4 US$22.95 / Can$25.95

The Ecology of Hope Communities Collaborate for Sustainability Ted Bernard and Jora Young e Ecology of Hope explores nine resourcebased communities where collaboration among different interest groups has led to breakthrough consensus on plans for achieving sustainability. e authors reveal the hopeful trend in which citizens, government, business and even one-time foes form exciting collaborative partnerships for sustainable resource management. 240 pages / 5.5 x 8.5” /pb ISBN 978-1-897408-15-5 US $17.95 / Can $19.95

Better NOT Bigger How to Take Control of Urban Growth and Improve your Community Eben Fodor Better NOT Bigger explodes the fundamental myth that growth is good and that more development will bring in more tax money, add jobs, lower housing costs, and reduce property taxes. Lively and well-illustrated, Better NOT Bigger provides insights, ideas, and tools to empower citizens to switch off their local “growth machine” by debunking the pro-growth rhetoric. is essential resource is highly accessible to ordinary citizens as well as professional planners. 192 pages / 5.5 x 8.5” / Pb ISBN 978-1-897408-03-2 US$16.95 / Can$19.95

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Reclaiming Our Cities & Towns Better Living With Less Traffic David Engwicht Examines groundbreaking answers to the problems that cars and traffic inflict upon our neighborhoods. Rather than allowing cars to drive us off our streets, the book points the way toward “ecocities” where people can move and interact freely — without fear and pollution. Advocating community control, this is an excellent how-to book on organizing and planning for sustainable urban development. 192 pages / 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-1-897408-02-5 US$14.95 / Can$17.95

Gardening For the Faint of Heart Robin Wheeler is humorous yet practical gardening guide is packed with whimsical illustrations and overflowing with useful suggestions. Learn about everything from planning a garden and getting started to pruning, managing pests, seeding and breeding, greenhouse and container gardening and more. A perfect rainy day read, this book never loses sight of the fact that above all, gardening should be fun. See page 17 for more from this author. 192 pages / 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-1-897408-07-0 US$16.95 / Can$19.95

Webs of Power Notes from the Global Uprising Starhawk In Webs of Power, Starhawk provides an overview of the complex political and economic powers opposed by the antiglobalization movement, explores the debate between violent and nonviolent tactics, defines an economy of true abundance and shows how we can transform our rage and despair and renew our spirits while acting to change the world. 288 pages / 6 x 9” / pb ISBN 978-1-897408-13-1 US $17.95 / Can $19.95

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new catalyst books Thinking Like a Mountain Towards a Council of All Beings John Seed, Joanna Macy, Pat Fleming and Arne Naess

Blood of the Land The Government and Corporate War Against First Nations Rex Weyler

is book of readings, meditations, rituals and workshop notes helps us remember that environmental defense is nothing less than “Self ” defense. inking Like a Mountain is an important deep ecology educational tool which helps us to experience our place in the web of life.

is classic and accessible history of the American Indian Movement details an important part of Native peoples’ continuing struggles against corporate and governmental development interests. A powerful reminder that we can only ignore environmental, social justice and spiritual issues at our — and the Earth’s — peril.

128 pages / 5.5 x 8.5” Pb ISBN 978-1-897408-00-1 US$12.95 / Can$15.95

The Integral Urban House Self-Reliant Living in the City Sim Van der Ryn, Helga Olkowski, Bill Olkowski, Tom Javits and the Farallones Institute Long considered the bible of urban homesteading, e Integral Urban House: Self Reliant Living in the City is a comprehensive guide to achieving a completely sustainable urban lifestyle by creating a mini-ecosystem where residents grow their own fruits and vegetables, raise chickens, rabbits, and fish, recycle 90% of their waste, solar heat their hot water, and use a variety of other alternative technologies—all on a 1/8-acre city lot. 508 pages / 8.25” x 11” Pb ISBN 978-1-897408-16-2 US$29.95 / Can $33.95

Sustainable Communities A New Design Synthesis for Cities, Suburbs and Towns Sim Van der Ryn and Peter Calthorpe is classic text is a practical vision of how different types of communities can make the transition to a sustainable way of life that balances production and consumption, reduces resource waste and produces long-term social and ecological health. 256 pages / 8.25” x 11” Pb ISBN 978-1-897408-17-9 US$23.95 / Can $26.95

Home! A Bioregional Reader Van Andruss, Christopher Plant, Judith Plant and Eleanor Wright By providing tools to understand the land we live on and the sources of its natural regeneration, the more than 40 contributors to Home! open up new possibilities for the creation of cultures in keeping with the requirements of the natural world. Home! contains essays, poems, songs and beautiful illustrations. 192 pages / 8.25 x 11” Pb ISBN 978-1-897408-10-0 US$22.95 / Can$25.95

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308 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-1-897408-08-7 US$23.95 / Can$26.95

The Power of One Authentic Leadership in Turbulent Times Sharif M. Abdullah e Power of One effectively breaks through feelings of despair, frustration and alienation about the state of the world and demonstrates how to subvert the dominant paradigm of power and leadership to create a society based on love, compassion and authenticity. 89 pages / 5.5 x 8.5” Pb ISBN 978-1-897408-04-9 US$10 / Can$15

Whatever Happened to Ecology? Stephanie Mills Stephanie Mills’ winning memoir is both a retrospective of the ecology movement and a personal account of Mills’ own shi from environmentalism on an abstract and global scale to bioregionalism, which is practical and local in scope.

My Name is Chellis and I’m in Recovery from Western Civilization Chellis Glendinning My Name is Chellis and I’m in Recovery from Western Civilization is a classic of the eco-psychology movement. By documenting the entanglement of the ecological crisis with modern addictions, the book gives an unusual glimpse into matters of culture, history, politics, personal consciousness and collective healing. 260 pages / 5.5 x 8.5” Pb ISBN 978-1-897408-05-6 US$17.95 / Can$20.95

264 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-1-897408-11-7 US $20.95 / Can $23.95

Turning Away from Technology A New Vision for the 21st Century Stephanie Mills, Editor Turning Away from Technology presents a mosaic of ideas and tools for understanding the big technological picture in the context of the global economy. Fiy distinguished thinkers discuss the negative impacts of the technological revolution and present a healing vision for the 21st century. 290 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-1-897408-12-4 US $20.95 / Can $23.95

Human Scale Kirkpatrick Sale In his landmark work Human Scale, Kirkpatrick Sale details the crises facing modern society and shows how we can take control of every facet of our lives by building institutions, workplaces and communities that are sustainable, ecologically balanced, and responsive to the needs of the individual. 560 pages / 6 x 9” Pb ISBN 978-1-897408-06-3 US$29.95 / Can$33.95

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backlist ACTIVISM Five Ring Circus Myths and Realities of the Olympic Games Christopher A. Shaw 336 pages/ 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-592-9 US/Can $19.95

How To Re-Imagine The World A Pocket Guide For Practical Visionaries Anthony Weston 152 pages / 4.5 x 7”/Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-594-3 US $11.95 / Can $13.95

Rhetoric for Radicals A Handbook for Twenty-First Century Activists Jason Del Gandio 256 pages/5.5 x 8.5” /Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-628-5 US/Can $17.95

Somebodies and Nobodies Overcoming the Abuse of Rank Robert W. Fuller 232 pages / 6 x 9” / pb ISBN 978-0-86571-487-8 US $16.95 / Can $22.95

Taking a Stand A Guide to Peace Teams and Accompaniment Projects Elizabeth F. Boardman 176 pages / 5 x 7” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-526-4 US $10.95 / Can $14.95

Connecting Kids

Spinning Tales, Weaving Hope

Exploring Diversity Together Linda Hill 192 pages / 8.5 x 11” / ISBN 978-0-86571-431-1 US $19.95 / Can $25.95

Stories, Storytelling and Activities for Peace, Justice and the Environment Edited by Ed Brody, Jay Goldspinner, Katie Green, Rona Leventhal and John Porcino 296 pages / 8.5 x 11” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-447-2 US$24.95 / Can$33.95

EcoKids Raising Children Who Care for the Earth Dan Chiras 240 pages / 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-533-2 US /Can $17.95

Everyone Wins! Cooperative Games and Activities Josette Luvmour and Ba Luvmour 128 pages / 5.5 x 8.5” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-587-5 US $11.95 / Can $13.95

Keeping the Peace Practicing Cooperation and Conflict Resolution with Preschoolers Susanne Wichert 112 pages / 8.5 x 11” pb ISBN 978-0-86571-158-7 US $14.95 pb ISBN 978-1-55092-031-4 Can $17.95

The Healing Heart - Families Storytelling to Encourage Caring and Healthy Families Allison M. Cox and David H. Albert 256 pages / 7.25 x 9” / pb ISBN 978-0-86571-466-3 US $19.95 / Can $27.95

C O N S C I E N T I O U S C O M M E RC E Dancing with the Tiger Learning Sustainability Step by Natural Step Brian Nattrass and Mary Altomare Foreword by Nicholas C. Sonntag

320 pages / 6 x 9” /Hb ISBN 978-0-86571-455-7 US/Can $29.95

The Natural Step for Business Wealth, Ecology and the Evolutionary Corporation Brian Nattrass and Mary Altomare

The Healing Heart - Communities Storytelling to Build Strong and Healthy Communities Allison M. Cox and David H. Albert 256 pages / 7.25 x 9” / pb ISBN 978-0-86571-468-7 US $19.95 / Can $27.95

The Natural Child Parenting from the Heart Jan Hunt Foreword by Peggy O’Mara, Mothering Magazine

Preface by Karl Henrik Robèrt, Epilogue by Paul Hawken

192 pages / 6 x 9” / pb ISBN 978-0-86571-440-3 US $16.95 / Can $18.95

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Parenting for a Peaceful World

E D U C AT I O N & PA R E N T I N G And the Skylark Sings With Me Adventures in Homeschooling and Community-Based Education David H. Albert 240 pages / 5.5 x 8.5” / pb ISBN 978-0-86571-401-4 US $16.95 / Can $19.95

As if the Earth Matters Recommitting to Environmental Education om Henley and Kenny Peavy Thom Henley & Kenny Peavy 256 pages / 6 x 8 .25”/ full color Pb ISBN 978-974-90749-7-8 US$19.95 / Can$23.95

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Robin Grille Longueville Media 442 pages / 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-1-92100-414-8 US/Can $29.95

The Power and Promise of Humane Education Zoe Weil 192 pages / 6 x 9” / pb ISBN 978-0-86571-512-7 US/Can $17.95

So, You Love Animals An Action-Packed, Fun-Filled Book to Help Kids Help Animals Zoe Weil

Win-Win Games for All Ages Cooperative Activities for Building Social Skills Josette Luvmour and Ba Luvmour 144 pages / 5.5 x 8.5” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-441-0 US $13.95 / Can $14.95

E N E RG Y Biodiesel Power The Passion, the People, and the Politics of the Next Renewable Fuel Lyle Estill 288 pages / 5.5 x 8.5” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-541-7 US $16.95 / Can $19.95

Chasing the Sun Solar Adventures Around the World Neville Williams 320 pages / 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-537-0 US $18.95 / Can $22.95

Electric Water The Emerging Revolution in Water and Energy Christopher C. Swan 224 pages / 7.5 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-585-1 US$19.95 / Can$23.95

Energy Switch Proven Solutions for a Renewable Future Craig Morris 224 pages / 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-559-2 US$16.95 / Can$18.95

Microhydro Clean Power from Water Scott Davis 176 pages / 7.5 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-484-7 Mother Earth News Wiser Living Pick US/Can $22.95

E N V I RO N M E N T & E C O N O M Y Cruise Ship Squeeze The New Pirates of the Seven Seas Ross A. Klein 320 pages / 5.5 x 8.5” / pb ISBN 978-0-86571-522-6 US $17.95 / Can $21.95

The Growth Illusion How Economic Growth has Enriched the Few, Impoverished the Many, and Endangered the Planet Richard Douthwaite 400 pages / 6 x 9” / pb ISBN 978-0-86571-396-3 US $20.95 / Can $25.95

Illustrated by John R. Gibson

192 pages / 8.5 x 11” / pb ISBN 978-1-881699-01-9 US $14.95 / Can $19.95

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Green Building A to Z

The Oil Depletion Protocol

Building a Foundation for Great Change Sally J. Goerner, Robert G. Dyck, and Dorothy Lagerroos Triangle Center for Complex Systems 398 pages/ 6 x 9 ” / pb ISBN 978-0-9798683-1-3 US/Can $26.95

Understanding the Language of Green Building Jerry Yudelson 240 pages / 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-572-1 US/Can $18.95

A Plan to Avert Oil Wars, Terrorism and Economic Collapse Richard Heinberg 208 pages /6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-563-9 US$16.95 / Can$18.95

Plug-in Hybrids The Cars that Will Recharge America Sherry Boschert 240 pages / 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-571-4 US $16.95 / Can $18.95

GARDENING/COOKING The Little Book of Garden Heroes Allan Shepherd Centre for Alternative Technology 128 pages / 5 x 4” / Pb ISBN 978-1-902175-21-8 US $7.95 / Can $9.95

Green Building Products The GreenSpec® Guide to Residential Building Materials—3rd Edition Edited by Alex Wilson with Mark Piepkorn

The Party’s Over

Foreword by Sarah Susanka

384 pages / 8.5 x 11” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-600-1 US/Can $37.95

Richard Heinberg 320 pages / 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-529-5 US/Can $17.95

Sewage Solutions

Petrodollar Warfare

Answering the Call of Nature —3rd Edition Nick Grant, Mark Moodie and Chris Weedon Centre for Alternative Technology 192 pages / 5.5 x 8.5” / Pb ISBN 978-1-902175-26-3 US $15.95 / Can $20.95

Oil, Iraq and the Future of the Dollar William R. Clark 288 pages / 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-514-1 US/Can $17.95

Edited by Allan Shepherd and Suzanne Gallant Centre for Alternative Technology 128 pages / 5 x 4” / Pb ISBN 978-1-902175-13-3 US $7.95 / Can $9.95

Liquid Gold The Lore and Logic of Using Urine to Grow Plants Carol Steinfeld Illustrated by Malcolm Wells

96 pages / 5.5 x 8.5” / Pb ISBN 978-0-9666783-1-4 US $12.95 / Can $14.95

Simple Steps to Healthier Homes Angela Hobbs 192 pages / 7.25 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-485-4 US/Can $18.95

A Guide to Planning a Healthy, Environmentally Friendly New Home Alex Wilson 256 pages / 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-555-4 Mother Earth News Wiser Living Pick US /Can $17.95

Building Without Borders

Chiva

Sustainable Construction for the Global Village Edited by Joseph F. Kennedy 272 pages / 8 x 9” / pb ISBN 978-0-86571-481-6 US/Can $25.95

Off the Map An Expedition Deep into Empire and the Global Economy Chellis Glendinning 208 pages / 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-463-2 US/Can $17.95

GREEN BUILDING Choosing Green The Homebuyer’s Guide to Good Green Homes Jerry Yudelson 256 pages / 6 x 9” / 8 color plates Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-610-0 / US/Can $19.95

Extreme Weather Hits Home Protecting Your Buildings from Climate Change John Banta 256 pages / 7.5 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-593-6 US $22.95 / Can $27.95

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How Cuba Survived Peak Oil Community Solutions community Solutions 53 minutes / 5.25 x 7.5 x .5” DVD ISBN 978-0-910420-32-7 US/Can $20.00

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Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World Richard Heinberg 224 pages / 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-510-3 US/Can $16.95

The Power of Community Your Green Home

N AT U R A L B U I L D I N G

A Village Takes on the Global Heroin Trade Chellis Glendinning 256 pages / 5.5 x 8.5” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-513-4 US $15.95 / Can $21.95

Revised and Updated edition

Powerdown The Sick House Survival Guide

The Little Book of Slugs

Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies

Human Ecologist Global Public Media 200 minutes / 5.25 x 7.5” DVD ISBN 978-0-9767510-1-4 US$24.00 / Can$29.00

Towers of Deception

PEAK OIL/POST CARBON PREP

The Media Cover-up of 9/11 Barrie Zwicker

Blackout

Includes DVD: The Great Conspiracy: The 9/11 News Special You Never Saw.

Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis Richard Heinberg 208 pages/ 6 x 9” / PB ISBN 978-0-86571-656-8 US/Can $18.95

Crossing the Rubicon The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil Michael C. Ruppert 696 pages / 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-540-0 US/Can $29.95

Eating Fossil Fuels Oil, Food and the Coming Crisis in Agriculture Dale Allen Pfeiffer 144 pages / 5.5 x 8.5” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-565-3 US/Can $11.95

How to Build With Grid Beam A Fast, Easy, and Affordable System for Constructing Almost Anything Phil Jergenson, Richard Jergenson, and Wilma Keppel 288 pages / 8 x 10” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-613-1 Mother Earth News Wiser Living Choice US/Can $29.95

416 pages / 6 x 9”+ DVD Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-573-8 US$24.95 / Can$27.95

P RO G R E S S I V E L E A D E R S H I P Alliances, Coalitions and Partnerships Building Collaborative Organizations Joan M. Roberts 176 pages / 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-516-5 US $17.95 / Can $24.95

S U S TA I N A B L E L I V I N G Boat Green 50 Steps Boaters Can Take to Save Our Waters Clyde W. Ford 224 pages / 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-590-5 US/Can $17.95

Building an Ark 101 Solutions to Animal Suffering Ethan Smith with Guy Dauncey Foreword by Jane Goodall, PhD., DBE

288 pages / 7.25 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-566-0 US/Can $24.95

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backlist The Carbon Charter Blueprint for a Carbon-Free Future Godo Stoyke 160 pages /5.5 x 8.5” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-634-6 US/Can $16.95

Coming Back to Life Practices to Reconnect our Lives, Our World Joanna R. Macy and Molly Young Brown 240 pages / 6 x 9” / pb ISBN 978-0-86571-391-8 US / Can $18.95

Cutting Your Car Use Save Money, Be Healthy, Be Green! Randall Ghent with Anna Semlyen Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

128 pages /5 x 7” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-558-5 US $9.95 / Can $11.95

Maintaining Whole Systems on Earth’s Crown Ecosystem-Based Conservation Planning for the Boreal Forest Herb Hammond Silva Forest Foundation 410 pages/ 8 x 10” / Full Color Pb ISBN 978-0-9734779-0-0 US/Can $49.95

The New Village Green Living Light, Living Local, Living Large Stephen Morris and the Editors of Green Living 288 pages / 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-599-8 US $17.95 / Can $20.95

Our Ecological Footprint

Foreword by Stephanie Mills

Reducing Human Impact on the Earth Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees 176 pages / 6 x 9” US$17.95 / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-312-3 Can$17.95 / Pb ISBN 978-1-55092-251-6

320 pages / 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-408-3 US $17.95 / Can $22.95

Planet U

Divorce Your Car! Ending the Love Affair with the Automobile Katie Alvord

Ecoforestry The Art and Science of Sustainable Forest Use Edited by Alan Drengson and Duncan Taylor

Sustaining the World, Reinventing the University Michael M’Gonigle and Justine Starke 288 pages / 7.5 x 9” /Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-557-8 US $19.95 / Can $23.95

EcoVillage at Ithaca Pioneering a Sustainable Culture Liz Walker 256 pages / 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-524-0 US $17.95 / Can $24.95

Enough Blood Shed 101 Solutions to Violence, Terror and War Mary-Wynne Ashford with Guy Dauncey

Futures That Work Using Search Conferences to Revitalize Companies, Communities and Organizations Robert Rehm, Nancy Cebula, Fran Ryan and Martin Large 224 pages / 7.5 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-472-4 US $29.95 / Can $39.95

The Home Energy Diet How to Save Money by Making Your House Energy-Smart Paul Scheckel 320 pages / 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-530-1 Mother Earth News Wiser Living Pick US/Can $19.95

Joanna Macy The Work That Reconnects Joanna Macy 261 minutes 5.5 x 7.4” / DVD ISBN 978-0-9788848-0-2 US $25.00 / Can $27.95

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A Project for Public Spaces book

192 pages / 7.5 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-581-3 US $19.95 / Can $23.95

Greater Vancouver GreenGuide Seeding Sustainability Design Centre for Sustainability Design Centre for Sustainability 208 pages / 4.5 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-9780966-0-1 US $22.95 / Can $24.95

Integral City Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive Marilyn Hamilton 320 pages / 7.5 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-629-2 US/Can $27.95

It’s a Sprawl World After All The Human Cost of Unplanned Growth —and Visions of a Better Future Douglas E. Morris 264 pages / 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-546-2 US $17.95 / Can $21.95

The Key to Sustainable Cities

Foreword by Bill McKibben

288 pages / 7.5 x 9” / pb ISBN 978-0-86571-504-2 US $22.95 / Can $27.95

The Natural Step for Communities

Rural Renaissance Renewing the Quest for the Good Life John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist

The Water You Drink Safe or Suspect? Julie Stauffer 160 pages / 6 x 9” / pb ISBN 978-0-86571-497-7 US $14.95 / Can $19.95

Foreword by Arun Gandhi

288 pages / 7.25 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-527-1 US $21.95 / Can $23.95

A Do-it-Yourself Guide to Placemaking Jay Walljasper

Meeting Human Needs, Transforming Community Systems Gwendolyn Hallsmith 272 pages / 6 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-499-1 US/Can $19.95

Foreword by Jerry Mander

320 pages / 8 x 9” / pb ISBN 978-0-86571-365-9 US $24.95 / Can $29.95

The Great Neighborhood Book

Wild Foresting Practicing Nature’s Wisdom Alan Drengson and Duncan Taylor 320 pages /7.5 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-616-2 US/Can $24.95

URBAN ISSUES Bothered by My Green Conscience How an SUV-driving, imported-strawberry-eating urban dweller can go green Franke James 160 pages /5.75 x 6.75” / Full Color Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-646-9 US/Can $16.95

How Cities and Towns can Change to Sustainable Practices Sarah James and Torbjörn Lahti 304 pages / 7.5 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-491-5 US/ Can $24.95

Post Carbon Cities Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty Daniel Lerch, Post Carbon Institute Post Carbon Press 112 pages / 8.5 x 11” / Full colour Pb ISBN 978-0-9767510-5-2 US/Can $19.95

SuN Living Developing Neighborhoods with a One Planet Footprint Wil Mayhew and Elisa Campbell Christenson Publications 102 pages / 8.5 x 8.5”/ Pb ISBN 978-0-9809366-0-5 US/Can $24.95

Sustainability by Design EcoCities Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature Richard Register 400 pages / 7.5 x 9” / Pb ISBN 978-0-86571-552-3 US/Can $27.95

A Vision for a Region of 4 Million Design Centre for Sustainability Edited by Patrick M. Condon and Jackie Teed

Design Centre for Sustainability 80 pages / 8 x 8”/ full color Pb ISBN 978-0-9780966-2-5 US $19.95 / Can $23.95

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COMPLETE ALPHABETICAL INDEX Above All Be Kind ............................................... 29 Alcohol Fuel ......................................................... 20 Alliances, Coalitions and Partnerships ................ 35 A Nation of Farmers ............................................. 16 And the Skylark Sings with Me ........................... 34 The Art of Focused Conversation ......................... 31 The Art of Natural Building ................................. 25 As if the Earth Matters ........................................ 34 A Year on the Garden Path .................................. 17 Becoming the Kind Father ................................... 28 Better Not Bigger ................................................ 32 The Better World Handbook ............................... 22 The Better World Shopping Guide — Revised...... 10 The Biochar Solution ............................................. 6 Biodiesel Power ................................................... 34 Bioshelter Market Garden ..................................... 4 Blackout .............................................................. 35 Blood of the Land ............................................... 33 Boat Green .......................................................... 35 Bothered by my Green Conscience ..................... 36 Branded! .............................................................. 30 Building An Ark .................................................... 35 Building with Awareness ..................................... 25 Building without Borders .................................... 35 The Business Case for Sustainability ................... 14 The Carbon Buster’s Home Energy Handbook ..... 21 Cancer .................................................................. 27 The Carbon Charter ............................................. 36 Chasing the Sun .................................................. 34 Chiva ................................................................... 35 Choosing a Sustainable Future ............................ 11 Choosing Green ................................................... 35 The Climate Challenge ......................................... 22 College without High School ............................... 28 Coming Back to Life ............................................ 36 The Complete Cordwood DVD ............................. 25 Connecting Kids .................................................. 34 Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings .......... 21 Cordwood Building .............................................. 25 Creating a Life Together ...................................... 26 Creating Cohousing .............................................. 12 Crossing the Rubicon .......................................... 35 Cruise Ship Squeeze ........................................... 34 Cutting Your Car Use ........................................... 35 Dancing with the Tiger ........................................ 34 Depletion and Abundance ................................... 16 Design for Water .................................................. 15 Diabetes: Sugar-Coated Crisis ............................. 27 Divorce Your Car! ................................................. 36 Doing Democracy ................................................. 31 Dry Run ............................................................... 24 Dumbing Us Down ............................................... 28 Earthbag Building ................................................ 25 Earth-Sheltered Houses ....................................... 25 Eating Fossil Fuels ............................................... 35 EcoCities .............................................................. 36 Ecopreneuring ..................................................... 23

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Eco-yards ............................................................. 13 Ecoforestry .......................................................... 36 The Ecology of Hope ........................................... 32 The Economics of Happiness .............................. 30 EcoKids ................................................................ 34 The Ecotechnic Future ......................................... 18 Ecovillages ........................................................... 26 Ecovillage at Ithaca ............................................. 36 Electric Water ....................................................... 34 Energy Switch ...................................................... 34 Energy-Wise Landscape Design ........................... 15 Enough Blood Shed ............................................ 36 Everyone Wins! .................................................... 34 Evolution’s Edge .................................................. 23 ExtraVeganza! ....................................................... 17 Extreme Weather Hits Home ............................... 35 Fermenting Revolution ........................................ 22 Finding Community ............................................. 26 Five Ring Circus ................................................... 34 Food Security for the Faint of Heart .................... 17 Fostering Sustainable Behavior — Revised .......... 9 From Container to Kitchen ................................... 16 Futures That Work ............................................... 36 Gardening for the Faint of Heart ......................... 32 Gardening When it Counts ................................... 16 The Great Neighborhood Book ........................... 36 Greater Vancouver GreenGuide ............................ 36 Green Building A to Z .......................................... 35 Green Building Products ...................................... 35 Green Careers ...................................................... 23 Green Remodeling ............................................... 15 Green Restorations .............................................. 15 The Green Teen ................................................... 28 Green Transportation Basics .................................. 7 Greening School Grounds .................................... 29 Guerrilla Gardening ............................................. 24 The Growth Illusion ............................................. 34 The Healing Heart ~ Communities ...................... 34 The Healing Heart ~ Families .............................. 34 Healing the Wounds ............................................ 32 Hollyhock Cooks .................................................. 17 Home! A Bioregional Reader ............................... 33 The Home Energy Diet ........................................ 36 The Homeowner’s Guide to Renewable Energy ... 19 Homes that Heal ................................................. 27 Hope and Hard Times .......................................... 26 How to Build with Grid Beam ............................. 35 How to Re-imagine the World ............................. 34 The Human-Powered Home ................................. 19 Humanizing the Economy....................................... 8 Human Scale ....................................................... 33 Independence Days ............................................. 16 Integral City ......................................................... 36 The Integral Urban House ................................... 33 It’s a Sprawl World After All ................................. 36 Joanna Macy DVD ................................................ 36 The Joy of Conflict Resolution ............................. 31

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Keeping the Peace .............................................. 34 The Key to Sustainable Cities ............................. 36 Less is More ........................................................ 23 Life, Money and Illusion (Revised) ...................... 30 The Little Book of Garden Heroes ....................... 35 The Little Book of Slugs ..................................... 35 Liquid Gold .......................................................... 35 The Long Descent ................................................ 18 Living Green ........................................................ 26 Maintaining Whole Systems on Earth’s Crown .... 36 Making a Living While Making a Difference ........ 23 The Making of an Elder Culture .......................... 22 The Mediator’s Handbook ................................... 31 Microhydro .......................................................... 34 More Straw Bale Building .................................... 25 My Name is Chellis and I’m in Recovery from Western Civilization ................................ 33 The Natural Child ................................................ 34 Naturally Clean .................................................... 27 The Natural Plaster Book .................................... 25 The Natural Step for Business ............................ 34 The Natural Step for Communities ...................... 36 The Natural Step Story ........................................ 32 The New Science of Sustainability ...................... 35 The New Village Green ........................................ 36 The Next Sustainability Wave .............................. 14 Not Just a Pretty Face .......................................... 27 Off the Map ......................................................... 35 The Oil Depletion Protocol .................................. 35 On Gandhi’s Path ................................................. 30 Our Ecological Footprint ...................................... 36 Parenting for a Peaceful World ........................... 34 The Party’s Over (Revised) ................................... 35 Peak Everything ................................................... 18 Petrodollar Warfare .............................................. 35 Photovoltaics ....................................................... 20 Plan C .................................................................. 18 Planet U ............................................................... 36 Plug-in Hybrids .................................................... 35 Post Carbon Cities ............................................... 36 The Post-Petroleum Survival & Cookbook .................................................... 17 The Power and Promise of Humane Education ... 34 Power from the Sun ............................................. 19 Power from the Wind ........................................... 19 Powerdown .......................................................... 35 The Power of Community DVD ............................ 35 The Power of One ............................................... 33 The Practical Cyclist ............................................. 27 Prescriptions for a Healthy House ...................... 27 Radical Simplicity ................................................ 23 Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook .................. 20 Reclaiming Our Cities and Towns ........................ 32 Reinventing Collapse ........................................... 18 Reusing the Resource .......................................... 15 Rhetoric for Radicals ........................................... 34 Richard Heinberg DVD ......................................... 35

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Ripples from the Zambezi .................................... 31 Rural Renaissance ............................................... 36 Seeing Red .......................................................... 29 The Senior Cohousing Handbook ....................... 26 Serious Microhydro ............................................. 20 Sewage Solutions ................................................ 35 The Sick House Survival Guide ........................... 35 Slow is Beautiful ................................................. 23 Small is Possible ................................................. 30 Solar Electricity Basics ......................................... 19 The Solar Food Dryer ........................................... 17 Solar Water Heating — Revised and Expanded .. 20 Somebodies and Nobodies ................................. 34 So, You Love Animals .......................................... 34 Spinning Tales, Weaving Hope ............................ 34 Stoneview ............................................................ 25 Straw Bale Details ............................................... 25 SuN Living ........................................................... 36 Superbia! ............................................................. 24 Sustainable Communities .................................... 33 Sustainable World SourceBook ........................... 21 Sustainability by Design ...................................... 36 The Sustainability Advantage .............................. 14 The Sustainability Advantage Worksheets ........... 14 The Sustainability Champions’ Guidebook .......... 14 The Sustainability Champions’ Guidebook DVD .. 14 The Sustainability Revolution ............................. 22 SVO ..................................................................... 20 Taking a Stand .................................................... 34 Teaching About Climate Change .......................... 29 Teaching Green: The Elementary Years ............... 29 Teaching Green: The High School Years .............. 29 Teaching Green: The Middle Years ...................... 29 Thinking Like a Mountain ................................... 33 Thriving Beyond Sustainability ........................... 22 Timber Framing for the Rest of Us ...................... 25 Toward Sustainable Communities ....................... 24 Towers of Deception ............................................ 35 Transport Revolutions .......................................... 21 The Troublemaker’s Teaparty ............................... 31 Turning Away from Technology ........................... 33 Uprooting Racism ................................................ 31 Urban Meltdown .................................................. 24 A Volcano in My Tummy ...................................... 29 The Water You Drink ........................................... 36 Weapons of Mass Instruction .............................. 28 Wearing Smaller Shoes ........................................ 21 Webs of Power .................................................... 32 Whatever Happened to Ecology? ........................ 33 Whitewash ............................................................. 3 Widening Circles .................................................. 32 Wild Foresting ..................................................... 36 Wind Power Basics .............................................. 19 Win-Win Games for All Ages ................................ 34 Winter Harvest Cookbook ..................................... 5 The Workshop Book ............................................ 31 Your Green Home ................................................ 35

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