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Every Aspect of Construction Needs to Focus on Sustainability…Especially Project Managers

Sustainability is a popular value amongst consumers, but it also benefits professionals who embrace it. Project managers have an influential role in promoting eco-friendliness in construction to push the industry forward. You can focus on these aspects to integrate green practices into every part of the construction process. 1. Prioritize Sustainability in RFPs Minimizing carbon […]

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Keeping Your Family (and Santa) Safe: How the Holidays Can Increase Indoor Air Pollution

Most people anticipate the holidays because they’re periods of fun and celebration. While you should look forward to your plans this year, you should also know how the holidays can increase indoor air pollution. So, we wanted to discuss how your family’s health and well-being could be affected this winter and what you can do […]

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9 Best Choice Materials for Eco-Friendly Home Decor

Decorating a home can be stressful. You want to find decor fitting with the furniture and other items you already have, but you also want to support sustainability and do what you can to reduce your household’s carbon footprint. Choosing suitable materials for your eco-friendly home decor can help you know where you should start […]

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The Lasting Impact of Teaching Sustainability to Your Kids

Sustainability is a crucial topic kids of all ages can learn. However you choose to teach your child about making eco-friendly choices is up to you, but you shouldn’t avoid the subject. With climate change becoming a more serious threat than ever, your children need to know how they’re going to grow up in an […]

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Building Nature: Addressing the Social Inequalities of Urban Green Space Access

Stepping outside and enjoying all aspects of the natural world is something many of us take for granted. If we are outside, we spend time staring down at our smartphones to scroll mindlessly through social media or message friends and family. While being in touch with loved ones is beneficial, isn’t it just as important […]

How Green Design Can Remedy Seasonal Affective Disorder

Fall and winter bring cooler temperatures, holiday seasons and other fun events, but the seasons can be a challenging time for many. Spring and summer deliver warmer temperatures and more daylight, but this time of year can also feel burdensome for some people. The seasons can affect a person’s mood and alter their daily activities, […]

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Eco-Ableism Explained: How Those With Disabilities Are Disproportionately Affected by Climate Change

People without disabilities might not think twice about shedding environmentally harmful habits for a more sustainable lifestyle. It might come so easily to them they fail to comprehend why everyone else doesn’t follow suit. While the climate change movement is imperative, not every green solution is feasible – especially for those with disabilities. It’s easy […]

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7 Commons Myths About Making a Sustainable Home Debunked

If you’re considering building a sustainable home, or renovating your current home for greater energy efficiency, you might wonder if it’s worth it. After all, maybe you’ve read about green building or heard stories countering its benefits and complaining about the costs. Crafting a sustainable home should still account for design and aesthetics, but reap […]

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How to Create An Eco-Friendly Backyard for Your Summer Get-Togethers

Once summer rolls around, everybody wants to get outside and enjoy the sun. Your backyard must be ready for another season of hosting gatherings and late-night cookouts. As a bonus, you could spruce up your yard with sustainable design tips. When redecorating, you want to keep the wildlife also calling it home in mind. Do […]

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Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: Helping Seniors and the Planet

Humans are social creatures, relying on one another for survival and support. Recent research in JAMA reveals without adequate community structures, deaths of despair and the diseases that often precede it proliferate. Many American communities have far to go in making their neighborhoods safer and richer in the resources residents need to thrive.  Everyone and […]