Lifestyle, location and commuting

Lifestyle, location and commuting

Home-buying tips for seniors looking to downsize

Learn how to trim down your possessions and find the home that suits you.

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Alex and Jerelyn Wilson's Vermont farm
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Creating a farm and building a resilient lifestyle

A resilient home is one that is better prepared to face the challenges of a changing climate, ideally providing security of heat, water and food.

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Rendering of River District Sustainable housing development In Vancouv
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver developer leads the way to more sustainable communities

Some forward thinking developers are designing homes that are ready to handle the more severe weather caused by a warming climate.

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LEED Silver mid-rise in Gatineau, QC.
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Sustainable building practices create prosperous communities

An Australian report finds sustainable building is helping to create stronger and more prosperous communities.

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Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

As part of their Greenest City 2020 initiative, the City of Vancouver is getting people out of their cars and onto bikes and trains, as well as setting new s...

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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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Choosing where to live

What makes a home livable to you?

Urban centers are increasing in population, with that comes the challenge of making them a healthy and enjoyable place to live, both in your home and out.

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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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