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The Ideal Sustainable Home?

Sustainable housing is not a new idea, but there are many different ideas surrounding the term sustainable building, some of them always changing. People have varied sustainable plans when designing a house, but in reality you can narrow sustainability down to some basic ideas. The best sustainable housing is… Sustainable at each level. From choosing […]

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7 Tips on Sustainable Design

I was recently invited by the Designers Accord to contribute to a really interesting series called “Sustainability in 7“ that is now running on Core77 the sustainable design blog. Designers Accord asked people to speak for 2 minutes or less on the “7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice.” Here are my quick […]

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Adopt a New Paradigm this Earth Day (April 22nd)

A recent study found that Americans spend less than one hour a week outside and asserts that this is leading to all kinds of ailments, including increased levels of stress and illness, obesity, fatigue, and even ADHD. This is one reason why we are being encouraged to adopt a new paradigm this Earth Day April […]

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What is Sustainability?

The concept of sustainability has been sustaining the earth for as long as it’s been around – that’s why this planet is still here. Yet there seems to be some disagreement among twenty-first century humans about the meaning of sustainability. Some people claim that sustainability is a collection of costly boutique solutions only affordable to […]

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Bringing Back The Past To Save The Future

In the past, there was no such thing as disposable plastic grocery bags… single-use utensils… or 24/7 fast food joints. Our instant gratification-based society has quickly filled our planet with trash and pollution that is going to be very difficult to clean up, never mind even live with while we try to do so. As […]

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5 Tips for a Green Home Remodel

While conjuring up comfort in the home seems like a basic principle, it’s a far more complex process for architect & remodeling guru Sarah Susanka, who believes that comfort can significantly influence the sustainability of your personal abode. With her mantra of “build better, not bigger,” Susanka promotes quality over quantity when remodeling a home. Through […]

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Living in the Anthropocene: Toward a New Global Ethos

A decade ago, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Paul Crutzen first suggested we were living in the “Anthropocene,” a new geological epoch in which humans had altered the planet. Now, in an article for Yale Environment 360, Crutzen and a coauthor explain why adopting this term could help transform the perception of our role as stewards of […]

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High-tech and low-carbon travel trends for 2011

Last week, we began our gaze into the travel crystal ball for a glimpse of what the new year will bring. We focused on where we’ll be going and how much it will cost us to get there. This week we’ll focus on two trends: the technology making life easier – or more confusing – […]

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How to Garden Sustainably

Not only are sustainable gardening methods better for your wallet, but they are gentler on the planet as well.

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