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A Blue Zone is a term used to identify a demographic or geographic area in the world where people live considerably  longer lives. In each of these areas, the rate of centenarians (residents over the age of 100) is ten times greater than in the US. By studying the correlation between local lifestyles and longevity, researchers found that all residents share the same...

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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 believe this logic is detrimental to progress and should be put to rest. If everyone thinks their actions won’t make a difference, our society would...

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With so much entertaining online content catching our attention, it’s no wonder we’re becoming fickle even when selecting our reading material. Lists are increasingly popular because people are looking for short reads, summaries, and introductions to new topics. They offer a quick overview, introduce us to new ideas and provoke opinions that often lead to conversations and...

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Our ability today to capture data at every point of existence and interaction is a remarkable asset. In our cities sensors surround us gathering data about how we move and live within urban centers. The information that’s collected is a tool to help us design better cities based on lifestyle. Here’s how big data improves...

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Urban planning in today’s environment requires new thinking. The old way of doing things is simply not sustainable. This is why some of the top ranked healthy cities in the world such as Vancouver, BC can provide mentorship to other communities around the world. The strategies already in place by other cities to solve massive...

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In many regions throughout North America, green technology is becoming the fastest growing sector of the economy. The field of green technology encompasses many different products and services within various industries like transportation, waste management, energy, agriculture, and water supply. But what all of these technologies have in common, though they are implemented within a...

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Nowadays, there’s a tremendous amount of awareness regarding sustainable agriculture practices. With so much controversy over GMO’s and environmental impacts of food production, there is a strong need for sustainable options to maintain our healthy food supply. Though it’s still up for debate, there’s a strong argument for the emphasis on perennial crop production as a...

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A previous article devoted itself to the concept of Hedonistic Sustainability, a term coined by iconic new-age architect, Bjarke Ingels. Hedonistic Sustainability is a style of ecological design that contests the argument that in order to achieve “sustainability” you must give something up. In fact, Hedonistic Sustainability not only proves that you don’t have to compromise...

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Women in agriculture have been largely under-represented for the work that they perform and the challenges they face. That’s why it’s important to shed light on the roles that women play in our North American agricultural landscape. By bringing awareness to female farmers, more women may want to pursue careers in agriculture of many varieties....

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10 Benefits of Healthy Homes

November 3, 2014 |

Healthy homes are design models which enhance the health and wellbeing of the home’s occupants. Healthy homes are a great option for families or anyone concerned about the potential dangers of building materials and other factors in a home’s design. Many builders and architects are beginning to specialize in this design style because of the...

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