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Pre-Wired for the Future

Imagine, if you can, pedestrian- and transit-friendly cities with new homes pre-wired for electric vehicles and office buildings planned without parking spaces. It’s already happening.

Plants Talk

Plants may not be raising an audible ruckus, but scientists are finding they communicate silently with each other through smells, hearing and underground networks.

Power Switch

Costs are down, technology is up and tax credits are up for grabs. There’s never been a better time to declare energy independence and explore solar, wind and geothermal options.

Native Intelligence

Native plants need less water, fewer chemicals and live longer than exotics and cultivars, supporting birds, bees, butterflies, wildlife and a healthy ecosystem.

Saving a Drop to Drink

Fresh water supplies are dwindling globally, including in the U.S., yet we can do things on a personal level to help hold onto this finite resource.

Investing for Good

Socially responsible investing, which accounts for a whopping quarter of U.S. funds under professional management, now offers options to suit every cause and income level.

Seeking Sanctuary

As technology brings increasing exposure to EMFs, we can take practical steps to reduce the risk of these ubiquitous waves inside our homes.

Green Cars Update

Plug-in or hybrid or battery electric? Here’s a practical guide to what’s happening with electric vehicles and to which one might suit our needs.

Eco-Packaging Progress Report

Creative new options include carry-out containers made of wood pulp, baked-goods wrapping paper infused with antibacterial spices, and cardboard made of mushroom roots.

The Rise of Blue Zones in America

Blue Zone cities nationwide are making life for their citizens longer and better by encouraging healthy eating, regular exercise and activities that further connection.

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