Lifestyle and environment

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

How to prepare for emergencies and power outages

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Building in flood plains
Lifestyle and environment

Future-proofing homes: building for a changing climate

The effects of our changing climate aren't just coming anymore, they are here. How and where we build has to change as well.

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Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Lifestyle and environment

Clean energy infrastructure and efficient-housing for Canada's Indigenous communities

Last summer the 20/20 Catalysts Program kick-started a clean-energy initiative for Indigenous communities. This summer the focus will be on improving communi...

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Climate change impact of meat
Lifestyle and environment

Food and climate change – what are the impacts of your food choices?

If you're looking to tread a little lighter on the planet and maybe even eat a little healthier, have a look at the list of foods below.

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Aerial view of BRE Innovation Park Living City Campus
Lifestyle and environment

Seven experimental homes being built at the Living City Campus North of Toronto

The BRE Innovation Park will be expanding its facilities to conduct research into advanced building products and technologies

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Non-toxic, naturally-dyed Easter eggs
Lifestyle and environment

DIY non-toxic & all natural Easter egg dye.

Dying eggs is especially fun when using all natural dye made in your very own kitchen.

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As our climate adapts to human carbon emissions, we will need to adapt
Lifestyle and environment

Changing homes in a changing climate

The risks and costs of climate change: since insurance companies are becoming more aware of the greater threats posed by more severe weather, we had best bec...

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Suzlon's LEED Platinum wind power living laboratory in India
Lifestyle and environment

Green Building is accelerating around the world

Far from the days of being a fringe element trend, the benefits and necessity of sustainable building practices are now sweeping across the globe.

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Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

The climate is changing, how we build home needs to change as well.

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Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

Whether you are building a home, you just bought a home, or you want some energy conservation tips for your apartment, it all starts here. Our tips below wil...

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