Montreal Real Estate Blog:  One Good Earth

 

 

My Montreal real estate blog which I call “One Good Earth” was created in honor of mother earth, this glorious earth which so generously and unconditionally nourishes and sustains us on this planet. When I think about the earth, I can’t help but reflect upon the beauty inherent in nature’s design. Nature’s bounty and abundance is evident everywhere we look…..

There’s so much wisdom and knowledge in the perfection of natural systems of which we still have little understanding……All I do know is that the time has come for us to rethink our relationship with nature and our place within the scheme of things. Modern civilization has progressed to the point where our constant expansion is having dire consequences on the planet’s ecosystems. Everything exists in relationship to the other and with the extinction of many species, we don’t yet understand that which we are breaking.

Real Estate makes up a huge portion of the built environment all across the world and sustainability is being discussed from countries to corporations to inspired individuals taking action to implement more sustainable choices. While this is all positive there seems to be this disconnect between our cityscape and the sense of nature that exists all around us. We’ve built our cities on an infrastructural base of concrete and asphalt, both of which are the worst materials in terms of their heat effect.  How insane will the weather disruptions have to get before change is forced upon us. Can we be more proactive in our choices, finding solutions to some of the most plaguing problems on the planet like waste, energy efficiency and food production, conservation, etc….

My intention with this blog is to feature ideas, discussions and thoughts around companies, concepts and people that are attempting to tackle these issues. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed sharing this with you.

To quote Albert Einstein on insanity, “To keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result is a form of insanity.” So if we’re not happy with the status quo of our planet and climate, it’s time to take action and figure out some solutions.

For more info, read my article on The Six Criteria Upon Which to Measure Your Green Home

For more info on sustainable building, read The Healthy Building Movement

 

 

Montreal Real Estate Blog One Good Earth

 

 

 

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Montreal Eats 2017 And Air Canada's Best Restaurant Nominees Montreal Eats 2017 And Air Canada's Best Restaurant Nominees encompass a list of 30 contenders. Toronto tops out with seven nominees, Montreal came in second with five spots and Vancouver with three. The five restaurants nominated from Montreal are; CADET CHEFS FRANÇOIS NADON AND ANTONIO FERREIRA CUISINE: SEASONAL Montreal, QC 1431, BOUL. SAINT-LAURENT (located in Quartier des Spectacles) 514-903-1631 RESTAURANTCADET.COM LOV CHEF STÉPHANIE AUDET CUISINE: VEGETARIAN Montreal, QC 464, RUE MCGILL (located in the Old Port) 438-387-1326 LOV.COM MARCONI CHEF MEHDI BRUNET-BENKRITLY CUISINE: SEASONAL Montreal, QC 45, AV. MOZART O. (located in Mile Ex) 514-490-0777 MARCONIMONTREAL.COM TIRADITO CHEF MARCEL OLIVIER LARREA CUISINE: PERUVIAN NIKKEI Montreal, QC 1076, RUE BLEURY 514-866-6776 TIRADITOMTL.COM MOLESKINE CHEF FRÉDÉRIC ST-AUBIN CUISINE: ITALIAN Montreal, QC 3412, AV. DU PARC (located in...

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