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New Lifestyle Centre Eliminates Need for Cars
International architecture firm 5+design has announced plans for Diamond Hill, a highly cultivated mixed-use project located in Shenyang, China, whose residential, office and retail spaces will be built atop a fully integrated transportation hub. The hub will connect Shenyang’s regional mass...
Radon: Why Filling Cracks Isn't Enough
The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that "relatively low radon levels (commonly found in residential buildings) are associated with lung cancer." As such, minimum acceptable levels of exposure to radon are 1/10th what they were in 1996. Radon is...
Style And Sustainability
Hold on to your recycled hat: Anticipation is sizzling for the lights, sounds and styles of the Vancouver’s Eco Fashion Week event. The three-day event will take place at the city’s SFU Woodward’s, Fairmont Waterfront and Holt Renfrew store from April...
Facing Up To The Truth: Is Your Facial Killing Fish?
Pampering-lovers: Every time you exfoliate with many of the leading scrubs, peels and washes, tiny bits of plastic go down the drain. This means that you are flushing plastic into the seas, where it contributes to the growing problem of plastic...
Waste Watch - Five Easy Ways To Save Food
A recent report by the United Nations has shockingly revealed that one third of the world's food goes to waste annually. This comes at both a huge economic and environmental cost, and is not only a worldwide concern – but...
Autumnal Bounty - Nature's Art Class
As vibrant summer greens give way to autumn, the world is brimming over with the season's beautiful, rich earth tones.
Going Green with your Pets
Recently, many people are making an increased effort to live a greener life and have a smaller negative impact on their environment. Some small steps that many people take include eating local food, driving less and using less chemical laden...
The Viability of Residential Solar Panels in the Pacific Northwest
With the push to go green and to be more environmentally friendly, a lot of home owners have looked into taking care of at least part of their own energy needs. One of the solutions for that issue is for...
The Pros of Using Biodegradable Disposable Diapers
As we all look for ways to help the planet through our buying and lifestyle decisions, we tend to focus on big power plants and forget the little things. But being green is about the little things, too, like diapers. Currently,
Building a Compost Bin
Instead of taking extra food, cardboard boxes and other biodegradable waste to the dump, turn it into compost. Compost is the result of bacteria and fungi breaking down organic waste. Composting is the same as decomposition, which happens all the...
Eco-Friendly Homes Are Becoming A Reality
As a society and as individuals we have a huge environmental impact on our surroundings. We leave one of our biggest footprints on the environment through everyday living in our homes and in our offices. Our homes generate large amounts...
Power Suckers on the Prowl in your Home
Energy Star spokespersons (Skowronski, 2010) claim the cost of energy bills do vary depending on different factors, but the average household will spend about $2,200 a year on energy costs. While that may seem high for some and low to...
A Bottled Water Alternative
Bottled water became the trend several years ago. Everyone was carrying around designer waters as an alternative to drinking municipal water because of the perceived unhealthiness of local tap water systems. But now a backlash is occurring due to the...
Eco Friendly Gift Ideas
‘Tis the season once again and in this modern age where more and more people are environmentally conscious and may want to buy eco friendly gift. This goes right along with that concept. The desire to “go green” has already...
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