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We’ve all  read articles on green buildings, green infrastructure, and green policies. So what is Green Real Estate? Green Real Estate is a renovation or new construction (of a home or building) built while keeping the biological surroundings and source materials at the forefront. As a result producing high-performance structures. Enhancing our home and buildings for maximum...

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London isn’t only the main financial European hub – it’s also one of the most innovative and sustainability-oriented cities of the “Old Continent.” Indeed, many at PowerHouse Growers have been following how London’s “green” start ups, like Solarbox, have managed to find support from local authorities and appreciation among Londoners. Moreover, this positive context is attracting more...

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There are many reasons to integrate parks into cities. Used as part of a green infrastructure plan, parks help shape urban form and buffer our build environment. They’re safe, naturally beautiful, and serve as green engines to  address several critical urban needs from health to housing, education and environmental justice, even countering urban sprawl to combat crime. Social benefits and bringing...

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“You are what you eat” – right? There seems to be a clear connection between the state of the world’s public health and the things that we consume. I would like to say that people prefer to eat sustainably, but in many instances it comes down to what is affordable, and then there are some...

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It’s an issue that has plagued every major city around the world. Food deserts exist in every major city of the country, especially in low income neighborhoods. What Are Food Deserts? The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food deserts as urban neighborhoods and rural towns that do not have access to fresh, healthy,...

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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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Most people don’t think of things like dirt on a daily basis. But the truth is, dirt – more specifically, soil – is tied closely to the health of your food, the health of the environment, and the health of your pocketbook. Below you’ll find these three great reasons explained in detail. 1. It Boosts Your Soil’s Vitality...

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Bacon is delicious. I’ll admit that. But it’s also fatty, salty, and almost devoid of any important nutrients. In addition to other red meat products, bacon is an epidemic in our society; we consume billions and billions of pounds of beef and pork each year. Yet our meat-heavy diet has recently been in the spotlight for...

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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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Scallops are sweet, delicate, meaty, and take only minutes to cook – not to mention they’re a seafood sustainability item. Unless you know how to buy and cook scallops, you probably eat them when you celebrate that special occasion at a restaurant. Scallops cost a little more than other protein choices. If you buy the wrong...

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