Combat Climate Change with Rooftop Farms

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President Obama brought the issue of climate change out of exile during his State of the Union by issuing a demand for Congress: if they don’t act swiftly, he will. But as Congress continues to lightly mull a plan of action, urban visionaries John Stoddard and Courtney Hennessey of Higher Ground Farm are cultivating their own […]

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

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Many people believe that Hurricane Sandy made the consequences of climate change painfully clear, so it might be tempting to think that stricter emissions standards and renewable-energy investments could lead to a less stormy future. However, while these high-level policy initiatives are very important, changes on the home front matter, too. “Residential housing accounts for […]

Sustainable Companies are More Profitable than Ever

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Good news for corporate social responsibility leaders: there’s a growing body of evidence that sustainability often goes hand in hand with profits.  A new report from MIT Sloan Management Review and the Boston Consulting Group adds even more data to the pile: according to a survey of 2,600 executives and managers around the world, the number […]

Microhousing: Coming to a City Near You

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              While the country is still reeling from the effects of the housing crash and economic crises, a new trend is taking big cities by storm.  Microhousing or aPodments, a brand name for these ultra-compact living spaces, are springing up everywhere from Seattle to Washington D.C.  Its not just […]

US Carbon Emissions Lowest since 1994

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America’s carbon dioxide emissions last year fell to their lowest levels since 1994, according to a new report. Carbon dioxide emissions fell by 13% in the past five years, because of new energy-saving technologies and a doubling in the take-up of renewable energy. The reduction in climate pollution brings America more than halfway towards Barack […]