10 resolutions to make the world a better place this year

January 3, 2017 by  
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The new year is upon us and the forecast looks dreary. From the election of a lying, corrupt megalomaniac to the U.S. Presidency, to the loss of countless beloved cultural figures such as David Bowie, Prince and Carrie Fisher, to 2016 breaking the hottest year on record AGAIN, 2016 has been one sucky year. I think it’s a safe bet to assume that for many of readers, 2017 doesn’t look like it is going to be any better, and many people are dealing with deep anxiety and depression over the coming year. As the world’s carbon emissions rise towards the point of no return, the new Trump Administration is threatening to smash the strides we’ve made towards clean energy , environmental conservation, social progress, and a sustainable future. But in darkness there is always light, and in the face of despair we can find hope and strength. Let the encroaching darkness of 2016 be your wake up call to find the light, share the light, and be a guiding light this year – for your fellow citizens of this planet and for future generations.

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The new year is upon us and the forecast looks dreary. From the election of a lying, corrupt megalomaniac to the U.S. Presidency, to the loss of countless beloved cultural figures such as David Bowie, Prince and Carrie Fisher, to 2016 breaking the hottest year on record AGAIN, 2016 has been one sucky year. I think it’s a safe bet to assume that for many of readers, 2017 doesn’t look like it is going to be any better, and many people are dealing with deep anxiety and depression over the coming year. As the world’s carbon emissions rise towards the point of no return, the new Trump Administration is threatening to smash the strides we’ve made towards clean energy , environmental conservation, social progress, and a sustainable future. But in darkness there is always light, and in the face of despair we can find hope and strength. Let the encroaching darkness of 2016 be your wake up call to find the light, share the light, and be a guiding light this year – for your fellow citizens of this planet and for future generations.

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England is building 14 new garden villages with a total of 48,000 homes

January 3, 2017 by  
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England just announced plans to build 14 new garden villages , each of which will hold between 1,000 to 10,000 new homes. One of the villages near Cornwall named West Carclaze will offer 1,500 new homes with energy-efficient features. A solar farm and bike paths are said to be a part of the ecovillage, along with pubs and a primary school for hundreds of new students. In total, the 14 villages will add up to 48,000 new homes to the country. England’s new garden villages will operate as their own independent communities. The 14 new developments will offer a range of facilities for new residents – including primary schools and adult care centers, according to The Guardian . England’s housing ministry says the villages will boost local economies, although some locals already living near the proposed areas aren’t convinced. Related: Ecovillage at Ithaca offers sustainable living in a community setting Some see the expansion as unnecessary urban sprawl that threatens established communities and designated green belts. Some worry the villages will put stress on an already congested infrastructure , as well. The promise that the developments will be locally led, instead of federally imposed, quells some fears, though others see it as a paper-thin pledge. Via The Guardian Images via Annie Spratt , Wikimedia , Albert Bridge at Geograph

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England is building 14 new garden villages with a total of 48,000 homes

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England just announced plans to build 14 new garden villages , each of which will hold between 1,000 to 10,000 new homes. One of the villages near Cornwall named West Carclaze will offer 1,500 new homes with energy-efficient features. A solar farm and bike paths are said to be a part of the ecovillage, along with pubs and a primary school for hundreds of new students. In total, the 14 villages will add up to 48,000 new homes to the country. England’s new garden villages will operate as their own independent communities. The 14 new developments will offer a range of facilities for new residents – including primary schools and adult care centers, according to The Guardian . England’s housing ministry says the villages will boost local economies, although some locals already living near the proposed areas aren’t convinced. Related: Ecovillage at Ithaca offers sustainable living in a community setting Some see the expansion as unnecessary urban sprawl that threatens established communities and designated green belts. Some worry the villages will put stress on an already congested infrastructure , as well. The promise that the developments will be locally led, instead of federally imposed, quells some fears, though others see it as a paper-thin pledge. Via The Guardian Images via Annie Spratt , Wikimedia , Albert Bridge at Geograph

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Mark Zuckerberg is building a home AI system “kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man”

January 4, 2016 by  
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There are ‘smart homes’ and then there are homes intelligent enough to take on many actions and decisions that usually require a human being. To that end, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a New Year’s resolution to trump whatever is on your list. He intends to design and build a voice-controlled artificial intelligence system for his home that can manage lights, temperature, music, as well as let familiar friends into the home based on face recognition, and more. Basically, Zuck wants a system that is “kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man .” Read the rest of Mark Zuckerberg is building a home AI system “kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man”

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6 smart New Year’s resolutions for 2016

January 2, 2016 by  
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It’s the little things that can make all the difference. Instead of aiming for massive life changes, it can be easier (and just as important) to change small things in your life. For instance, instead of paper napkins, make the switch to cloth or implement a family game night to build your family bond. Read on for 6 great ideas to green up 2016. READ MORE >

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Veja makes hip, eco-friendly sneakers out of recycled plastic bottles

January 2, 2016 by  
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Veja is making a statement with their recycled sneakers. The France-based footwear company has some of the most eco-friendly materials ever, including tilapia skin waste, fair trade cotton and, now, post-consumer recycled plastic from bottles. Read on to watch the fascinating process of turning bottles into sneakers. READ MORE >

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6 Green Ways to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

January 2, 2012 by  
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