Combat Climate Change with Rooftop Farms


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


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


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


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 […]