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Subway station in Santiago, Chile. Photo via Ricardo Cabrera Letelier.

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

March 24, 2015 |

People often believe that even if they reduce their energy use and attempt to live a greener lifestyle, they won’t make a difference in a sea of over-consuming citizens. I...

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Urban Agriculture

Similar to the Farm to School Program, the From Seed to Table Program (FStT) helps bring food from farms to local urban systems. However, this program has not yet been utilized in the United States,...

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What’s a Legume? Legumes are an extremely popular crop for farmers and consumers, but most do not know the agricultural and environmental benefits of using them during crop rotations. Some grain legumes – such as...

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Instability in the global food system is becoming more prevalent as we expand onto marginal lands in an effort to feed the Earth’s people. The problems facing agriculture and water resources are very serious; we’re currently...

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Since the second half of the twentieth century animal agriculture has grown swiftly. So swiftly, in fact, that we’re now recognizing it as unsustainable. As developing countries expand and incomes increase, their populations’ consumption of...

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Urban Planning & Design

Misty jungles in Costa Rica. Image via Katy Weaver Photography.

Lessons to be Learned from the World’s Greenest Country

March 4, 2015 |

This year I was fortunate enough to spend the holidays exploring the lush ecosystems of Costa Rica. It was a trip full of jungle hikes, snorkeling adventures, bird watching, and...

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Rooftops of Cusco. Image via Kenneth Moore.

Cool Roofs a Wise Choice for Warming

February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Green Infrastructure & Integrated Vegetation

3 Green Buzzwords, Building Integrated Agriculture and a Black Eye By Oscar Rodriguez, Director/Architect at Architecture & food I was complacent. I didn’t have my “man sao” up, a forward guarding hand which translates as “asking/seeking hand”...

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As cities become increasingly developed to make way for our growing population, there’s one thing that we are sacrificing: green space. Roads, parking lots, buildings, homes and other urban developments are taking the place of...

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At PowerHouse Growers, we believe that one of the premier tools, if not the premier tool, for researching green roofs and green walls is the International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database hosted by Greenroofs.com. Containing...

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In an increasingly urbanized world, urban and community planners, architects, and designers are all looking for ways to decrease the harmful effects of city life, especially in throughout Africa and Asia. The negative effects of...

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Many urbanites want to try urban gardening but feel defeated when it comes to the lack of space they often encounter. Despite this obstacle and others, there are now some perfect solutions available to urban...

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Water-absorbing vegetation now grows on several renowned buildings in North America. just over a decade ago when it designed and developed a living roof on top of the Dearborn Truck Plant. The in New York,...

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