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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...

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Last October I visited New Orleans for the USGBC’s Greenbuild Conference. I had signed up to attend the Third Annual Women in Green Power Breakfast on that Thursday morning, eager to connect with fellow women in sustainability. Those two...

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My name is Katelyn Ivers, and I’ve always been told that I “march to the beat of a different drum.” Ever since I was a child, I’ve had differing priorities, feelings, and goals than my...

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The idea of shifting home energy use from the typical and increasingly unsustainable fossil fuel sources to renewables, such as solar and wind, has no doubt been a distinctive aspiration for many citizens of the contemporary...

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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...

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A few days ago two Brazilian students, Maurício Tavares and João Paulo Berenguer, launched a project to support homeless people in their home city, Salvador. The project, “Acorda, Cidadão” (Wake Up, Citizen) along with “Levanta-te...

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Eco-districts employing a strong urban agriculture plan understand the significant impact that access to healthy and locally-grown food has on community residents. A secure, local food system in the heart of an eco-district provides the...

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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...

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When was the last time you had dinner with your neighbors? The last time you did a workshop on community gardens with them? The last time you even acknowledged them or went out of your...

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Food production is a critical issue in our ever-expanding population. Fortunately with advancements in gardening technology, urban agriculture has become economically viable offering a variety of environmental, economic, health, and social benefits. Environmental – protecting...

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