sustainability

This College Now Runs On 100% Solar Energy by Sustainable

In the move towards running on solar power, more businesses and residential homes are exploring how to make green energy work for them. Colleges and universities are getting on board, too. Recently, for example, Hampshire College became the first residential college in the United States to run on 100 percent solar electricity

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Three Canadian Cities Commit to Net-Zero Buildings by Sustainable

Three Canadian mayors, alongside 16 mayors from around the world, representing 130 million urban citizens, have committed to significantly cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their cities by ensuring new buildings operate at net-zero carbon by 2030. 

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Thanks to New Tech, It’s Easier to Live Better Electrically by Lloyd Alter by Sustainable

From heat pumps to induction, it has never been easier to give up gas.

Lately our mantra has been Electrify Everything! but at the Alter residence, we do almost everything, including cooking, with gas.

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This Study Shows That Urban Green Spaces Can Boost Mental Health by Sustainable

You might’ve noticed that you feel calmer, even happier, when you’re walking through a lush park or forest. This is no coincidence — spending time in nature has been linked to multiple mental health benefits, including stress relief and a better sense of well-being. 

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Energy efficiency leads to job and GDP growth in Canada, new research shows by Sustainable

Sometimes complex issues require surprisingly simple solutions. When it comes to tackling climate change, burning fewer fossil fuels through more energy efficient buildings is one straightforward way to rein in carbon emissions. 

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