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Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Environment Posts, Fresh Trends

Essentials For Rural Homesteading

Essentials For Rural Homesteading

In this article, we discuss the essentials for rural homesteading. The desire to “get away from it all” drives more and more people away from cities and into rural areas each year. The desire to avoid crime, pollution, congestion and a fast-paced lifestyle inspire these city-dwellers to relocate, and the news coverage of those same problems encourages most rural folks to stay put. Of course, there are some sacrifices...

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Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Environment Posts, Fresh Trends

Making the Exterior of Your Home Eco-Friendly

Making the Exterior of Your Home Eco-Friendly

We take a look at the exterior of your home, and how to make it eco-friendly in an otherwise non-ecofriendly world.  Our communities have never placed more emphasis on green efforts, and for good reason. With greenhouse gas emissions and constant waste harming our ecosystem, it’s our duty to find ways to make our homes and lives more eco-friendly. While many green efforts focus on the interior of a...

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Posted by on Jan 22, 2017 in Environment Posts, Landscape architecture Posts

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Permeable Paving Over Standard Paving

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Permeable Paving Over Standard Paving

Article by Alexandra-Elena Ciocan – We take a look at the topic of permeable paving and see what advantages it has over standard paving in the world of landscape architecture.  Permeable paving, going by the nickname of “thirsty paving”, is a concept which echoes sustainability and durability. Even though we’ve been familiarized with it by now, this remains a rather new approach to laying the paths through beautiful landscapes. If...

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Posted by on Jan 21, 2017 in Environment Posts, Fresh Trends, Landscape architecture Posts

Why We Need To Take Solar Energy More Seriously

Why We Need To Take Solar Energy More Seriously

Today we dive into the interesting topic of solar energy and discuss why we need to take solar energy more seriously. We live in an age where we can tap into the abundant energy of the sun, which is 109 times the size of the earth. Using the energy of the sun can free us up from the reliance on fossil fuels, which is a limited source of fuel....

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Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Environment Posts, Fresh Trends

Bringing Green to a City Near You

Bringing Green to a City Near You

Article by Brooklyn Williams – We take a look at methods for bringing green back to the city, some of which you can do yourself today to make an instant impact.  The first inquiry in a game of twenty questions tends to be “is it animal, vegetable or mineral?” Here “vegetable” means all kinds of plant life, not just the broccoli and cauliflower mom tried to get us to...

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Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark, Environment Posts, Fresh Trends, Landscape architecture Posts

What Makes Copenhagen the No.1 Bike-Friendly City?

What Makes Copenhagen the No.1 Bike-Friendly City?

Article by Ophelia Yuting Ji – We dive in and explore the attributes that make Copenhagen in Denmark the number one bike-friendly city. Many cities claim that they are bicycle-friendly, but often times what they actually mean is they have more bicycle lanes than the average. However, a bicycle-friendly city is not merely about that. It requires high-quality bicycle lanes and facilities, convenient renting locations and services, and high safety...

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