Summary The following video is an important global announcement regarding the fate of the planet. In cooperation with National Geographic, the United Nations, various world leaders (including Pope Francis), and numerous organizations, U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio traveled the world for three years to document the current environmental state of the earth. This documentary… Continue reading “Before the Flood” – Leonardo DiCaprio – A Planetary Warning and Call to Action
Cadillac created an arrogant nationalistic materialistic commercial about why the USA is wealthy. Ford responded with a clever and creative video commercial about sustainability and minimalist living. Take a look at the commercials below.
The World According to Google Search Results When you think of sustainable agriculture, what comes to mind? Usually a Google search on just about any topic will provide authoritative sources of information among the top results. Among the top results you won’t find your friendly local natural foods store organic brands. Surprisingly Monsanto is in… Continue reading Monsanto, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Altria (Phillip Morris) Among Top Sustainable Agriculture Companies
Summary. Community Energy Scotland is one of many groups advancing sustainable energy initiatives in Scotland. From their website: We believe that communities can become stronger, more self reliant and resilient by generating their own energy and using it efficiently. We provide education, finance and practical help. We are a voice for communities who want to act now for… Continue reading Scotland Promotes Community Owned Renewable Energy
In the video below, Cheryl Martin of SkylineProjectManagement.com discusses a presentation on small house living and tiny house communities. Hosted by Greg Johnson of SmallHouseSociety.com and ResourcesForLife.com. Below is a sketch of the Napoleon Complex small house community planned for development by Jay Shafer of Four Lights Tiny House Company. This is one of the… Continue reading Small House Living and Tiny Home Communities – Presentation by Cheryl Martin with Host Greg Johnson (Video)
AT&T recently launched an advertising campaign promoting the “Bigger is Better” message. Below is one of the videos from the campaign. At a time when we need to be living simpler, smaller, and more sustainably, this message seems to be in contrast to the shift toward living with less.
Summary. The Chico Sling rePETe Bag shown here is reusable, light weight, and compact for storage when not in use. [Buy Now] It’s Green. It is made from 99% recycled materials. Comfortable. The wide shoulder strap spreads weight evenly for a comfortable fit. The fabric is smooth to the touch, making it a delight to hold. Benefits.… Continue reading Chico Sling rePETe Bag is Reusable and Made From Recycled Materials
The University of Iowa Information Technology Facility located on the Oakdale campus is the University’s first building to achieve LEED Platinum certification. The facility is 43,000-square-foot and cost $30 million to construct. [source] Engineering Firms. Involved in the project were the following engineering firms: The Weidt Group (sustainability and energy) SVPA Architects, Inc. (architecture and interior… Continue reading University of Iowa Information Technology Facility Achieves LEED Platinum Certification
Summary. This page offers a brief listing of top engineering firms with engineers who provide Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Chemical, and Process services. Purpose. Because ResourcesForLife.com works with architectural and property development companies in eastern Iowa, we offer this list to our clients as a useful directory. Selection Process. Selected are firms that specialize in sustainable design… Continue reading Engineering Companies in Iowa Providing Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Chemical, and Process Services
Housing | Art Summary. Iowa City is scheduled to receive another habitable art installation from the Moen Group. Constructed of mostly recyclable materials similar to those used in an Apple computer, such as metal and glass, the structure will reflect the sky and other natural surroundings. It will also reflect sunlight — creating a net gain of ambient… Continue reading Iowa City to Receive Habitable Mixed Media Art Installation from Moen Group
Environment Summary. The Sustainable Operations Summit is the premier forum for leading organizations to share best practices that benefit both the environment and the bottom line. The 2012 summit will bring together some of the world’s brightest minds in sustainability in New York City during Earth Week to share innovative approaches to reduce our impact… Continue reading Sustainable Operations Summit – New York City – 2012
Effective Living | Activism > Environment Summary. In 2010, Curitiba, Brazil was awarded the Globe Sustainable City Award which was set up to recognize cities and municipalities which excel in sustainable urban development around the world. “The City of Curitiba shows maturity in their understanding of sustainable city development – both regarding policy and implementation.… Continue reading Curitiba, Brazil – Sustainable Urban Eco City