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Vertical gardens Living walls or green walls are self-sufficient vertical gardens that are attached to the exterior or interior of a building. They differ from green façades (e.g. walls covered in ivy) in that the plants root in a structural support that is fastened to the wall itself. The plants receive water and nutrients from [...]
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Green roofs Just imagine an aerial view of your favorite city – and instead of all that asphalt and concrete, lush, green landscapes dotted the rooftops. Green roofs could make that vision a reality. A green roof is a roof that has been covered with living vegetation. They can be added to existing roofs, and [...]
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Rain water harvesting Rainwater harvesting can provide around 50% of a building’s water needs. This not only saves water, but saves money and reduces the impact on the environment. It is highly likely that there will come a point where our current water supply will no longer be able to meet the needs of our [...]
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Water Efficiency There are few things we take for granted as much as our ability to turn on the tap and get water in a seemingly endless supply. Even during droughts, and despite warnings about shortages and conservation, most of us treat this precious resource as a given. The average American uses 80-100 gallons of [...]
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Light pollution In modern life, artificial light is pervasive. A lack of natural darkness not only stops city dwellers from seeing the stars, it can cause real harm to both the environment and human health. Scientists refer to the overabundance of artificial light from street lights, billboards, and store windows as “light pollution”, and that [...]
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UN-SDGS The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. On September 25th, 2015, as part of a new sustainable development agenda, the SDGs were ratified by the United Nations General Assembly [...]
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Meditation For thousands of years, people have used meditation to move beyond the mind’s stress-inducing thoughts and emotional upsets into the peace and clarity of present-moment awareness. The variety of meditation techniques, traditions, and technologies are nearly infinite, but the essence of meditation is singular: the cultivation of mindful awareness and expanded consciousness. Meditation provides [...]
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Yoga Yoga has a lot of definitions in today’s world, however, if we go back to the roots of the word, we find that the term “yoga” has its origins in Sanskrit. It means to unite – yoga helps the body to unite with the other vital metaphysical aspects of the mind and spirit. It [...]
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Green building Green building is the practice of building structures with integrity that increase energy, water, and materials efficiency, and minimize negative impacts on human health and the environment. The concepts of green building extend not only to its physical design, but site planning, community, and land planning as well. According to the USGBC, in [...]
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