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Sustainable Living Solutions for Renters

August 5, 2020
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Now more than ever, Americans and people all over the world are looking to live sustainably. In fact, in one study, 87% of respondents said they made a conscious effort to be eco-friendly and make sustainable choices. 

If you’re one of the many committed to doing the same, one of the best things you can do for yourself and the environment is finding a sustainable living solution. That means thoroughly vetting potential apartments and looking for ways to green your space after you move. Here are a few ways you can do just that. 

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The Rise of the Homesteading Lifestyle Among Millennials

August 3, 2020
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A growing number of young people are returning to the land. The appeal of the homesteading lifestyle has attracted millennials to live differently, growing their own food and living a bit lighter on the earth. 

Even as a generation raised in a technology-focused time, these young people are seeking out ways to live more connected to their environment. The motivation behind seeking a more agrarian lifestyle seems to be rooted in two things — living more authentically and environmental sustainability. 

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Environment

7 Stress-Free Ways to Have an Eco-Friendly Pregnancy

July 31, 2020
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Today, pregnant women are bombarded with advertisements about stretch mark creams, maternity workout gear, prenatal teas and a never-ending list of necessary baby gear. For eco-conscious mamas, the constant stream of consumerism can be overwhelming. 

Having an eco-friendly pregnancy doesn’t require expensive hand-sewn maternity wear, organic superfoods or costly makeup. There are plenty of ways to be more environmentally conscious without spending too much money. Here are a few ideas on how to have a more sustainably-minded pregnancy, without stressing about it. 

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DIY Sustainable Living Ideas for a Small Space

July 29, 2020
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If you are interested in a more sustainable lifestyle, the biggest changes you can make start at home. There are tons of reasons to go green, including benefits to your health and more money in your bank account. However, sustainability is becoming a marketing tool, making it easy to be eco-friendly without really changing our habits. 

There are plenty of ways you can live more sustainably without spending any money. These do-it-yourself projects are fun, rewarding and great for the environment. Regardless of where you live, there are tons of significant changes you can make. If you live in a small space, here are some easy DIY sustainability projects to try out. 

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Oceans

7 Solutions to Water Pollution in a Warming World

July 27, 2020
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Climate change is transforming how we think about water. As the climate warms and weather patterns become more extreme, solutions to water pollution are increasingly important. The likelihood of more floods and droughts in the future makes it imperative that we transform current water systems to be more resilient.

Extreme weather patterns, along with increased consumption and contaminant levels, are wreaking havoc on our water supply. From household drinking water and agriculture to energy and transportation, we require a vast amount of water to make everyday events and lifestyles possible.

However, water pollution problems are only getting worse as the effects of climate change transform our planet. Fortunately, there are a few things we can do to mitigate these effects.

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Green Technology

Technology that Could Prevent Soil Erosion

July 24, 2020
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Have you ever visited the Grand Canyon? That massive hole in the ground is the result of millions of years of erosion — water washing away layer after layer of rock until an enormous canyon formed. This landform is a dramatic example of erosion. On a smaller scale, substances like soil are also susceptible to erosion. 

Soil erosion can be problematic. Without nutrient-rich topsoil, we have nowhere to plant our crops, meaning the human race could potentially starve. What causes soil erosion, and what technologies could prevent it?

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What Is Sustainable Farming and Can It Save Our World?

July 22, 2020
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Sustainable farming seeks to preserve and improve the environment, ensure human health and grow food for the growing global population. There are many philosophies and methods contained within this practice, and it can be tricky to choose one definition. In general, sustainable agriculture looks to improve growing practices so that land does not degrade at the expense of crop cultivation. 

With the rising threat of climate change, sustainable farming is an essential consideration to save our world and strengthen our resilience in the future.

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What Are the Top Pros and Cons of Aquaculture?

July 20, 2020
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Aquaculture, or fish farming, is a practice that might sound relatively new but has been around for thousands of years. It dates back to 475 BC when a man in China named Fan Lai penned a book on how to raise fish for food. While he may have been raising food for his family or village, Fan Lai could never have imagined the sheer scale of the aquaculture industry as it exists today.

Aquaculture has also been in the news recently due to a presidential executive order that may open the doors to allow fish farms to operate in the open ocean. While aquaculture does provide a substantial portion of the fish we consume every year, environmental activists are up in arms against this executive order because of the potential damage that it could do to ocean ecosystems. 

If you want to learn more about this age-old trend, consider the pros and cons of aquaculture.

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Environment

Does Organic Farming Matter? 10 Pros and Cons of Organic Farming

July 18, 2020
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Consumers are increasingly seeking out organic food, primarily produce. In the last few years, the demand for organically grown food has skyrocketed. Growing food organically means cultivating crops without the use of synthetic chemicals or fertilizers. Yet why does this matter? Does it make a difference for human health, rural economies or the environment? 

Here are 10 organic farming pros and cons.

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Green Technology

Technology Creating the Purest Water in the World

July 15, 2020
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When we turn on the faucet or open a bottle, we’re fairly confident in the cleanliness of the water that we drink. That confidence is exclusive to the developed world. Currently, about 700 million people worldwide live under the threat of water scarcity, while in labs, scientists are creating the purest water in the world. 

How did scientists achieve this feat, and what can the rest of us do to protect one of the most valuable resources on our planet?

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