This infographic provided by Half Price contains some eye-opening information about which nations rank highest for energy efficiency. For instance, did you know that the USA doesn’t even make the top 10? It ranks the energy efficiency of each country on the list for categories such as industry, construction and transportation.
“Cohousing communities are communities organised collaboratively. Residents have their own private spaces but band together to share meals and facilities, organise activities and look out for each other.
The focus is on community. All that’s required is a neighbourhood where people want to band together, take care of one another and collaborate for the good of all.”
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Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday sits Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to helping small businesses and their communities.
By supporting local, independently-owned small businesses, we’re helping create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country.
Originally posted by Chris Horridge on Expert Electrical
Thank you Brit for sharing!
We bet you never knew that 7.7 million women in the U.S. buy roses for themselves on Valentine’s Day. Or that the number of cards sent in the U.S. is enough to go around the world 5 times when laid end to end. Trace the billions of dollars that people around the world splurge on Valentine’s Day – and be surprised!
is a critically acclaimed, multipart PBS series about the innovators and pioneers who envision a better quality of life on earth: socially, culturally, economically and ecologically.
The series explores attainable solutions to pressing environmental and social challenges, and its stories are culled from a variety of fields including design, energy, transport, water, food and urban development. Episodes have profiled Nobel Peace Prize-winner Muhammad Yunus’s efforts to bring renewable energy to Bangladesh’s rural poor through microfinance; architect William McDonough and his “cradle-to-cradle” design philosophy; and former Bogotá Mayor Enrique Peñalosa’s sweeping redesign of that city’s transportation network, emphasizing alternatives to automobile culture.