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The survival and health of your plants is entirely dependent on the conditions under which they’re grown. Plants of course need certain requirements to achieve their optimal level of growth. Within each hardiness zone there are individual factors that can determine the success or failure of plants. Of course these environmental factors change throughout the...

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Out of necessity is sometimes born the greatest of innovations. Due to the devastating defects of drought in certain parts of our continent, we’ve had to come up with some creative solutions to conserve water. One of the most important water conservation solutions to occur on a large-scale is wastewater treatment and recycling. Despite the...

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An increasing number of restaurants in major North American cities are starting to locally-source their food supply. Whether they’ve gone fully local or aim for a certain percentage, these restaurant owners understand the consumer demand that’s sweeping the market: customers want to know the food they purchase has been sustainably sourced. Here are some of...

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Data centers are notorious for their massive energy consumption and general environmental impact. In fact if the cloud were a nation it would be one of the largest consuming countries of energy on our planet. Research and innovation surrounding energy efficient or “green” data centers is high on the priority list for some of the...

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There are several reasons why you should take an agritoursim vacation this summer. Agritourism vacation stays are growing in popularity around the world. As more and more families become interested in teaching their children about food production, agritourism companies are providing experiential adventure vacations to fill the need. Here are 12 reasons to consider an...

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Many people, though they’re interested in the concept, are apprehensive about the sustainability of a green roof. When engineered properly however, a sustainable green roof not only provides incredible indirect benefits to our surroundings, such as improved air quality, but it increases the life cycle of the building itself. A sustainable green roof lasts longer,...

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The installation of green infrastructure within our built environment is becoming increasingly commonplace. Not only are more developers and homeowners interested in the benefits of green infrastructure, but municipal governments are starting to legislate these practices. Some of the most commonly practiced systems of green infrastructure or building integrated vegetation include: Green roofs Rainwater harvesting...

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As climate change, and particularly water supply become pressing social and environmental issues faced in more and more regions, cities are looking to incentivize their residents and business community to  participate in the solution. Rainwater management incentives from municipal governments are a great way to encourage environmental protection and help support in an economic capacity...

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With a shift in consumer consciousness comes a shift in how we do business. In the Real Estate market this shift is occurring as home buyers become more aware of the impact that their homes and neighborhoods have on the environment and the health of their families. Real Estate firms and agents alike must keep up...

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Across North America the Military has had their presence in the form of bases that have made up entire communities and local economies. Gradual changes to National Defense over time have meant the closing down of some military bases and the subsequent abandonment and bareness of the local community and economy. However, there have been...

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