Planet / Guides

Carbon Offset Schemes - Whale Poop leads Nature's Own Way
Lifestyle and environment

Save the Whale's (Poop) - Save the Planet !! (And $2m per Whale)

...planet are actually in the ocean," concludes Chami. The discussions and calculations around this Whale, Whale-Poop & Phytoplankton carbon reduction planetary ro...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

Are Tiny Houses Worth it? Are Tiny houses a good investment? That depends on your lifestyle and how well you build them. Here are some things to think about be...

Canada one of the top 10 countries building LEED homes
LEED Homes

The top 10 countries outside the U.S. certifying buildings with the LEED rating system

...planet and all of its people. “The global community is increasingly recognizing the imperative for action as we combat the extraordinary challenge of worldwid...

Climate change impact of diet
Lifestyle and environment

how your diet affects climate change

...planet for decades, so what is so special about it? Other than its awesome taste and ease in cooking, it is extremely drought-resistant and uses very little wat...

Reduce water consumption with residential gray water recycling systems
Plumbing and water heaters

Gray water recycling

...planet. Gray water recycling Since gray water is whatever you send down your sinks, bath and shower drains, it will contain traces of dust, food, grease, ha...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...planet. The state’s temperatures are rising at twice the global average rate, with spring temperatures averaging about two to five degrees warmer than those of ...

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

Sustainable building practices create prosperous communities

...planet - they are good for people too. Sustainable buildings are boosting student test scores, accelerating patient recovery rates, improving worker product...

Product of the month: Aquion’s Aqueous Hybrid Ion saltwater home batte
Renewable energy

Aquion’s saltwater home battery

...planet, saltwater is the only thing on the horizon. At about $1,900 Canadian for the 48V model, the Aquious Hybrid Ion battery (AHI) falls at about the middle...

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation on Campbell Island,
Passive House

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation in British Columbia

...planet, save energy, increase productivity and improve housing affordability. The leadership shown by Vancouver Coastal Health in promoting Passive House is an ...

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

Creating a farm and building a resilient lifestyle

...planet, but some of them may also save the individual. Predictions for the future vary from the ignorantly blissful to the apocalyptic, so it's hard to say exac...

Urban Farm Unit - Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Pisciculture and Urban Farming
Food production

Growing food in urban cores with the Urban Farm Unit

...planet, and sustainability in general. As a proponent of urban agriculture it's also clear to me that both space and soil toxicity are challenges that beg to be...