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For humans beings, food has a direct impact on our social and economic spheres. Therefore, it’s important for us to understand and care about the issues related to food sustainability and its security. Food also affects our lives indirectly because of its impact on the environment and its contribution to climate change. For these reasons,...

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Commercial real estate investors are making a shift in response to the increased market size of the green building industry. Consumers and investors are beginning to care more about the impact our buildings have on human health and our environment than ever before. To illustrate the shift that’s taking place, Richard Branson has gone as...

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President Obama has called for the United States to produce 80% of the nation’s energy needs from renewable sources by the year 2035. This is the moon mission of our generation. And just like the moon mission, achieving it will require rapid technological innovation. Solar power, with its ever increasing efficiency and ever decreasing cost is expected to...

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Green infrastructure is the method of integrating vegetation into the built environment to enhance the building envelope for social, economic, and environmental benefits. This market is growing rapidly as new research and experience show us the tremendous value this practice has to offer when setting a goal for achieving sustainable urban design. The green infrastructure industry came to be...

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Cities have always served as a center for culture, economic activity, social interaction and integration. Cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago provide iconic views to the citizens who live there as well as to outsiders from other countries looking for a visual definition of an American urban landscape. For industrial cities, there is...

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A human being’s innate connection with nature is an important aspect to consider when creating spaces where people spend the majority of their lives. When assessing your own city in which you live and work you may want to use what Ambius calls a “Plant Life Balance”. Essentially this is the plant-to-person ratio in your home,...

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A critical transformation in the way our world operates and conducts business lies before us in the form of sustainability. Today’s business climate is demanding a shift from short-term gain to long-term positive practices that’ll maintain the success of not only the company, but the environment in which it performs. This is from the manufacturing...

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Imagine a city where the concrete jungle fades into a natural, abundant environment. Sound too far fetched? Frank Lloyd Wright didn’t think so and neither does Eric Corey Freed. Wright saw design elements as symbiotic compliments to humans and their environment, coining the term “Organic Architecture” to describe this practice. Eric has since borrowed the...

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Inventor of the Tree T Pee, Johnny Georges had humble beginnings and continues to share his values of an honest, hard-earned dollar with Americans nationwide. Coming from a family that has a history in both horticulture and agriculture, Johnny Georges values hard work and has used this motive along with his 29 years of experience...

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There has been much valid research performed over the last couple decades about the health, economic, social, and environmental benefits of buildings incorporating plants and greenery into urban spaces – especially into commercial and residential buildings. Residents and inhabitants of the buildings feel better and perform better when exposed to more natural elements. Not to mention...

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