Judith and Christopher Plant were publishers and editors of The New Catalyst newspaper, commenced in the fall of 1985, and then New Society Publishers from their home on Gabriola Island. In 2003 they received the Jim Douglas Award for outstanding publishing in British Columbia, partly due to their leadership within the publishing industry to encourage the use of recycled paper for books. Formerly based 20 miles along a gravel road from Lillooet until 1990, the couple was dedicated to 'bioregionalism' and publishing to raise ecological consciousness and community action.

As editors, their titles included Putting Power in its Place: Create Community Control! (New Society, 1992), Home: A Bioregional Reader (New Society, 1990), Green Business: Hope or Hoax (New Society, 1991) and Turtle Talk: Voices for a Sustainable Future. Judith Plant also edited Healing the Wounds: The Promise of Ecofeminism (Between the Lines, 1989).

After her husband died [see Christopher Plant entry], Judith Plant published a brief but valuable and engaging memoir of their family's stint on a commmune called Camelfoot near Lillooet that led to their creation of the The New Catalyst in Culture Gap and Beyond: Towards a New World in the Yalakom Valley (New Star 2017).

[BCBW 2017] "Publishing" "Environment"