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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Best Sustainable Home Designs - Best Eco-friendly Sustainable Green Homes I thought I would share this video series by Josh Byrne, // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ if (document.fonts && document.fonts.load) {document.fonts.load("400 10pt Roboto", "E");document.fonts.load("500 10pt Roboto", "E");} // ]]>// < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ var ytcsi = {gt: function(n) {n = (n || '') + 'data_';return ytcsi[n] || (ytcsi[n] = {tick: {},info: {}});},now: window.performance && window.performance.timing &&window.performance.now ? function() {return window.performance.timing.navigationStart + window.performance.now();} : function() {return (new Date()).getTime();},tick: function(l, t, n) {ticks = ytcsi.gt(n).tick;var v = t || ytcsi.now();if (ticks[l]) {ticks['_' + l] = (ticks['_' + l] || [ticks[l]]);ticks['_' + l].push(v);}ticks[l] = v;},info:...

7 Home fixes you must complete before selling Good article from Inman News on 7 Home fixes you must complete before selling. Key Takeaways Fix it to sell. Structural is just as important as cosmetic. Give the buyers what they want -- create the "wow" factor. The process of getting a property ready to put on the market can seem daunting enough. There’s clearing the clutter, endless amounts of cleaning, organizing and scrutinizing your property with a fine-tooth comb. What needs attention and what can you leave alone? Welcome to the new world of “fixing to sell.” Gone are the days of throwing it...

Foreign Investment Effect On Montreal Market Foreign investment effect on the Montreal market. There is a significant difference in investment in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Read the article published in the Globe and Mail to learn more. ALICJA SIEKIERSKA The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2016 11:32AM EDT Last updated Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2016 11:34AM EDT As Canada grapples with the impact of foreign investors in the country’s two hottest real estate markets, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says international purchasers have very little impact on housing prices in Canada’s second largest city – Montreal. According to the report released Wednesday, about one per cent...

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