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You’ve heard of Energy Star, Green Globes, LEED, The Living Building Challenge, and even Passive House.  But, have you ever given any thought to the one that started it all, BREEAM? Now real estate managers, engineers, architects, and owners will be able to consider the premier system as an alternative. Before July of 2016, the […]

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“The day has just begun and I’m already feeling too tired to go to work!” or “I don’t know why, but I always wake up foggy-brained in the morning!” Does this sound like you? If yes, you need to seriously rethink your sleep pattern. The National Sleep Foundation recommends every adult to get at least […]

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Jemima Layzell, a lively 13-year old from England, suddenly died of a brain aneurysm. Her devastated parents decided to donate the organs of their beloved daughter with a heavy heart, and in the process, saved the lives of eight people, five of them young children. Jemima’s heart, small bowel, and pancreas were transplanted into three […]

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Is hitting your child acceptable? What is the difference in “spanking” and “hitting”?  Two moms, from two continents share their viewpoints and observations.  Do they have all the answers? No, we’re fairly sure no mom could possibly, but we do believe in the power of conversation.  We believe we can collectively encourage better practices through […]

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Just a week after Hurricane Harvey caused widespread destruction and loss of precious lives in Houston, Texas, Hurricane Irma is roaring from the Caribbean Islands towards Florida, promising to be even deadlier. These hurricanes have confirmed that climate change is not a faraway threat, it is an immediate danger that is threatening the lives of […]

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Today, the state of Tamil Nadu, India boasts of an impressive green cover- thanks to the tireless efforts and hard work put in by the volunteers of Project GreenHands. PGH is an ecological initiative undertaken by the international non-profit, volunteer-run organization Isha Foundation with the mission of increasing the state’s forest cover to 33%. It […]

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It is 2017. In this time and age of plenty, no one should be dying of starvation… Not when hundreds of tons of food waste ends up in landfills on a daily basis in the more fortunate parts of the world. But shockingly, millions of people today are facing one of the worst famines in […]

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The term ‘sustainability’ is quite in vogue these days, with everyone from big corporate houses to small businesses talking about this relatively new concept. But do you know what sustainability actually means? Sustainability: Meaning Simply put, sustainability is the process of living one’s life with minimal impact on the environment. It is the act of […]

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