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What is a Rocket Mass Heater?

by: Sara on 05/19/2016

While heating with wood is often considered a natural and economical alternative to electricity or fossil fuels, even with a fairly new and efficient stove, many cords of wood are required for a single winter and incomplete combustion can contribute to poor air quality.

A rocket mass heater is an earthen masonry heating system which provides clean, …

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The One Book the Green Building Industry Needs to Read

by: EJ on 05/10/2016

Jerry Yudelson's Reinventing Green Building: Why Certification Systems Aren't Working and What We Can Do About It has just come off press.  Nicknamed the "Godfather of Green", Jerry Yudelson is the ideal person to write this insider's critique of the LEED certification system.

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What are the Health Benefits of Mushrooms? #MushroomMonday

by: EJ on 05/09/2016

By no means is the following an exhaustive list of the health benefits of mushrooms, but in this excerpt from Mycelial Mayhem: Growing Mushrooms for Fun, Profit and Companion Planting by David and Kristin Sewak, we share some of the major ways that mushrooms protect your immune and other systems, help to treat ailments , and have the potential to …

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Why Aren't People Paying More Attention?

by: EJ on 05/04/2016

"Why aren't people paying more attention?"  David Suzuki posed this question a decade ago to David Suzuki Foundation board member, James Hoggan.  Hoggan, a leading expert in public relations, was stumped for an answer. 

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David Suzuki Foundation #30x30Challenge

by: EJ on 05/03/2016

For the past five years, The David Suzuki Foundation has invited Canadians and people around the world to join the 30×30 Nature Challenge. Last year, over 16,000 people signed up to spend 30 minutes outside each day for 30 days. The goal is to cultivate the nature habit by getting outside everyday for at least 30 minutes.

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