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3 Jun. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich in city living, green living, eco-friendly lifestyle, adaptations

The Decision – Moving From Suburbia to The City

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My husband and I used to live in “suburbia”, in a little house that was once owned by his grandparents. He fixed it up with new kitchen appliances, newly finished floors and an amazing new landscape design. We were also within a few blocks of his parent’s house and where he grew-up. I thought this is it- a home of our own, a small quiet neighborhood and a modest place to settle down.

14 May. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich in power plant, electricity, energy

Flick of A Switch

Power Plant

Air pollution is synonymous with cars and power plants; and companies are using that general knowledge to sell products and services, and to revamp their image as “green”. However, cars and power plants are only a small part of the “air pollution” puzzle. Residential and commercial buildings account for 41 percent of our total energy consumption, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Transportation, in comparison, is only 29 percent of our total energy consumption.

14 May. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich in eco-friendly lifestyle, urban living, city living

Benefits of City Living

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Cities have this stigma of being polluted, dirty, and some environmentalists’ worst nightmare. Although cities are not perfect, they have some excellent environmentally friendly qualities that we can build upon to improve our environment and quality of life.