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News from Shaun Chamberlin and David Fleming

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Shaun has now made David Fleming‘s unique masterwork Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It, available to pre-order in the UK, click here.

It has been produced with an exceptional level of care and attention from Chelsea Green’s design team – who told Shaun they felt they were handling a classic. The book has a foreword from Jonathon Porritt, completed endnotes and (epic!) bibliography, full index, editor’s preface and several wood engravings selected or commissioned by David. Shaun has also edited a paperback version – Surviving the Future – in a more conventional read-it-front-to-back format, and at around a quarter of the length.

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Shaun will be giving a Schumacher College talk with Rob Hopkins next week and there will be a week-long Schumacher College course on David’s work in February.

Last year Shaun lead authored a peer-reviewed academic paper on David’s TEQs (Tradable Energy Quotas) system, which was published in April. The Ecological Land Co-operative (which he chaired at the time) also raised over £300k in community finance and purchased a second piece of land, in Sussex, to make available their next set of eco-smallholdings: http://ecologicalland.coop/ . His article was published in STIR magazine introducing what the ELC is about: http://www.stirtoaction.com/article/the-law-of-the-land

And, cited in a May post on this website:

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News from Shaun Chamberlin

shaun 5Shaun has now officially started in his new position as Commissioning Editor for the UK/Europe for Chelsea Green Publishing.

His role is identifying authors and book projects in line with CG’s mission: to reverse the destruction of the natural world by challenging the beliefs and practices that are enabling this destruction, and by providing inspirational and practical alternatives that promote sustainable living.

Speaking as an author, he says that they are ‘comfortably’ the best publishers he’s worked with and looks forward to hearing from any voices/projects that could use a great publisher.

chelsea green logoFounded in 1984, Chelsea Green Publishing is recognized as a leading publisher of books on the politics and practice of sustainable living, publishing authors who bring in-depth, practical knowledge to life, and give readers hands-on information related to organic farming and gardening, permaculture, ecology, the environment, simple living, food, sustainable business and economics, green building, and more. Website information:

“We lead the industry both in terms of content—foundational books on renewable energy, green building, organic agriculture, eco-cuisine, and ethical business—and in terms of environmental practice, printing 95 percent of our books on recycled paper with a minimum 30 percent post-consumer waste and aiming for 100 percent whenever possible. We also print our books in North America, as opposed to overseas like many publishers, with most of our printing partners based in the United States”.

In 2012, Chelsea Green decided to become an employee-owned company, creating an ESOP in which employees control 78% of the company’s privately held stock; the remaining stock is held by the founders.