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Is it rational to spend your own free time practicing your hobbies in your favorite location? Of course it is! At the same time, it’s also rational to want to see that place always in its best condition. However, sometimes we encounter a paradox situation when our hobby inflicts harm on the environment that we love. This kind of...

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Humans have always desired to find a magical solution for living healthier for longer while maintaining a youthful lifestyle. Ample references about this desire can be found in literature such as in the tales about The Philosopher’s Stone or The Fountain of the Eternal Youth. These solutions may be only a fantasy, but there are actually civilizations around the world...

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Cultivate, educate, and serve the community; these are the main goals of urban agriculture. Whether you have a green roof, are just growing in a small space, or are part of a co-op, urban food initiatives solutions can provide you and your community with providing local, healthy, and sustainable food options. Demand Towards Sustainable Food...

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Last October I visited New Orleans for the USGBC’s Greenbuild Conference. I had signed up to attend the Third Annual Women in Green Power Breakfast on that Thursday morning, eager to connect with fellow women in sustainability. Those two hours were by far the most influential and important part of my trip. Organized by Kimberly Lewis, the USGBC’s Vice...

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Peter Rumsey, one of the first green building engineers to design net zero buildings in the US, has a long history of championing energy efficiency combined with technologies such as radiant  heating and cooling systems and chilled beams.  He has led many of the world’s notable firsts in green design, including the first net zero...

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According to the World Bank, the urban population accounts for 3.5 billion people and is expected to reach 5 billion by 2030, with two thirds of the global population living in cities. This phenomenon, which occurs consequently to population growth and the new wave of urbanization (mainly in developing countries), affects global urban development and poses...

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Exclusive, rustic luxury vacation resorts nestled in the Pacific Northwest are few and far between. Here is your introduction to a 5 acre Island in a setting that’s as exclusive as it gets.  Vacation island exclusivity with the travel options of arriving by car, boat or float plane! Rustic Luxury Vacation Sunset Island Resort is an exclusive 5 acre private...

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The Toyota Prius is a hybrid vehicle that gets about 50 miles per gallon (mpg), which seems like a gift to Mother Nature during this period of evident climate change events. However, marketing has boasted the Prius and has blinded consumers by the “green” car. Here are some reasons why: Electric Cars Will Always Outshine Non-Electric...

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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 animal protein increases. Why eat grains when you can eat steak, right? Well, there are several reasons. For one, animal...

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Everyday infrastructures support and facilitate our lives, and although many people just take them for granted, our social and economic systems would be much different without their services. As a matter of fact, the development of infrastructure is an essential driver to boost the economy of an area. At the same time, it also has a...

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