Guides To The Urban Lifestyle

PowerHouse Growers has compiled a list of helpful guides, links and resources to make it easy to attain The Urban Lifestyle. From energy consumption guides and hardiness zones, to recipes, travel agencies, and our favorite causes you will find tons of information from different sources all the world.

If there is anything you would like to see that isn’t included please email us as we are always happy to receive input from our community.



-The Urban Organic Gardener’s Veggie Virgin Formula: This formula designed by Mike Lieberman, helps growers determine which plants to begin growing during each month depending on the hardiness zone in which they live.

Hardiness Zones

USDA’s Plant Hardiness Zones

Plant Care Instructions Plant Guide


Organic Recipes

MyOrganicRecipes: A website dedicated to collecting the best organic recipes as well as cooking and healthy living tips.

Organic Authority: An online resource for organic recipes, gardening, and other lifestyle options.


Eco Travel Services Ltd.: “A sustainable tourism management company in South East Asia that brings unique experiences to international traveler that is sustainable to the environment and responsible to local communities.” Promotes eco and responsible travel options for tourists.

Urban Home

Flora Grubb Gardens: Manufacturer of unique home products as well as a garden design resource.

VivaTerraInspired Green Living furniture and accessories.

Apps Best Eco-Friendly Mobile Apps

Transportation A North America-wide car sharing service.


U.S. Green Building Council

Program on Housing and Urban Policy, University of Berkeley: A proposed policy that outlines the economic advantages of building green and incorporating sustainability into urban construction.

CALGreen Building Code 2013 By the California Building Standards Commission

CALGreen Building Code 2010  By the California Building Standards Commission

CALGreen Residential Mandatory Measures


Solar Means Business Report 2013: A report announcing the top ranked US brands using solar power at their stores, warehouses, and facilities in 2013.

50% Advanced Energy Design Guide by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory



Care 2 Make a Difference

Greenpeace International

Ocean Networks Canada

Friends of the Earth

-John Hopkins Bloomberg Center for a Livable Future

Conservation International

Earth Island Institute

Energy and Environmental Research Center

Environmental Literacy Council

Eco Celebs’s EKOCYCLE

Jon Bon Jovi’s Soul Foundation

Woody Harrelson’s Living Tree Paper Co.

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation

Matt Damon’s

Energy Factsheets

Renewable & Non-Renewable Energy Sources

Becoming an Urban Planner : What Planners Do

URBAN PLANNING IS A PROFESSION that offers a wide range of opportunities for people with many different talents and aspirations. Urban planners plan for the future of urban areas. Planners work to ensure that cities have what they need to grow and prosper.

Feature image by Paris Hockin