What could be better than an opportunity for a field trip. Not just an ordinary trip to a museum or a park. How about a trip to Hollywood to learn all about how to build a Green Home Under The H -- where the H stands for Health.
My nose became more sophisticated as I learned and experimented with different oils and notes, and now I have a few favorites that call to me depending on how I am feeling on any given day.
This sewage heat recovery system in Vancouver is the first in North America, with the other systems in Oslo, Norway and Tokyo, Japan. It goes deep underground and it feels a bit like an ultra-modern cave troll lair from the future. The process has a couple of steps.
You can imagine how I feel every time I hear a Public Broadcasting underwriting announcement in which those big shots at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation claim my vision as their own.
How we interact with our world is determined by the space that we inhabit. The space we inhabit in the future is determined by what we build today.
"I completely believe in a bottom-up shift, I think we underestimate the power we have as communities and consumers. We all have the power to say, 'NO.'"
When you hear the phrase "Lake Tahoe," what's the first thing that comes to your mind? If you said "skiing" or "casinos," you'd respond as probably 99% of Bay Area residents do. If you said "geography," or "sustainability", you'd be among the minority, but you'd be onto a great new idea.
Did you know that access to parks and green spaces increase physical fitness? Seems obvious, right, but now there is a growing body of evidence demonstrating that parks are good for your health.
It's that time of year again, where for one "special" day we're reminded to celebrate our love for one another. Although I believe we shouldn't need a reminder, as a busy working mother of three, I'll take any excuse to spend more time with my family and do something special together.
And you can visit it this weekend in upstate New York!
Patagonia experiences all four seasons on any given day at any time of the year.
In neighborhoods and communities across America, people are taking matters into their own hands. Through their individual actions, they're working to keep our air and water clean and leave a healthier future for our kids.
The global industry that employs one sixth of the world's population is riddled with issues such as fast fashion, toxic chemical use, forced labour and waste. Let's make 2013 the year each of us become conscious consumers and demand that the fashion industry is changed.
The New Year is here and this is the time that many of us decide to make positive changes in our lives. No matter what shade of green you may be, the following list will hopefully give you some inspiration on how to make some eco-friendly changes for both your family and the environment.
In recent years there has been a boom in community led initiatives from creating new woodlands to running an orchard. These places, which are often quite small, can bring people together to share the wonder of being immersed in nature and seeing how the seasons change.
A recovering productivity junkie, I've only begun learning how to slow down my pace long enough to rest on the Sabbath. But time is sacred. So, for at least one day a week, I try to bask in the peace that God promises.