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Buildings That “Eat” Smog?

According to the World Health Organization, air pollution caused seven million deaths in 2012. CNN recently reported that over half of 1,600 cities surveyed exceed safe limits. The American Lung Assoc…

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How A Toxic Disaster Area Became a Model Eco-Village

Readers of the news in October 2010 may remember a series of horrifying and heartbreaking images from the Hungarian town of Devecser. The town was battered by a flood of toxic red sludge contai…

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Green Home Design on a Budget?

Green design is getting a lot of ink these days, as it should; environmentally-conscious building has gone mainstream and that means more structures worldwide are built with ecological issues in min…

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Feng Shui Begins at Your Front Door, 5 Key Tips

By Erica Sofrina, Author of Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World The ancient art of Feng Shui is a wonderful study that brings together an eclectic mix of good interior…

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Books: Green Design and Architecture

Architect Alex Scott Porter grew up in New York City but spent summers at a farmhouse in Maine, eating vegetables from the garden, drinking from a gravity-fed water tap, and bathing in a nearby lake. …

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Eco-Friendly Fireplaces

By Erica Sofrina, Author, Teacher Speaker and founder of the West Coast Academy of Feng Shui It is sad but true that the days of curling up in front of a wood fire on a chilly night may be coming t…

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Feng Shui for Kitchens

By the author of Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World Welcome to my series on Feng Shui Room by Room; this week, we will be focusing on the kitchen. Kitchens are c…

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Eco-Friendly Flooring

Photo of Concrete Flooring by  Concreteflooringss.com By Erica Sofrina, Teacher, Speaker, Author and Founder of the West Coast Academy of Feng Shui Feng Shui embraces the art of conscious living…

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10 DIY Back To School Eco-Friendly Projects

Getting kids back to school can be a huge expensive burden on families. The pressure to purchase supplies and home décor for school kids, often negates the best eco-friendly intentions. How about we t…

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Eco-Friendly Counter Tops

By Erica Sofrina, Feng Shui Teacher, Speaker and Author and Founder of the West Coast Academy of Feng Shui Feng Shui embraces the art of conscious living which aligns our inner space with our oute…

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