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

 

 

 

Read my Montreal real estate blog posts below:

 

 

A Video Perspective of Life In Montreal Tourisme Montreal published a series of eight videos, each shot by a different director. This video, entitled "huit" is one of the eight, and is produced by Mathieu Grimard. The film shares an interesting perspective on life in Montreal. "What makes us love Montréal? This is the question that Mathieu Grimard asked eight Montréalers. Each subject is presented from behind a glass surface, as they tell us stories that come from Montréal places while the glass takes us to the city’s places with a link to their history. A documentary approach with a minimalist effect...

Summers In Montreal Summers in Montreal are truly the very best! The featured photo in this blog was taken from my Montreal garden this morning as my peonies, one of my favorite summer flowers, are finally blossoming:)  Summer is definitely one of the best times to come check out our city, or just enjoy a staycation if you live here.  I thought you might appreciate a list of the summer festivals happening from June to September 2016. Maybe I'll see you around town.   June   MUTEK digital creativity fest, June 1-5, 2016 Le Mondial de la bière/Beer Festival June 8-12, 2016 Les FrancoFolies June 9-18, 2016 St-Ambroise...

Big Data And Real Estate I recently real an article by Michael Andersen on Medium entitled  "A guy just transcribed 30 years of for-rent ads. Here’s what it taught us about housing prices".  It's a great read to understand how looking at the data tells an important story such as the state of employment and salaries over the many years.  Have a read below; https://medium.com/@andersem/a-guy-just-transcribed-30-years-of-for-rent-ads-heres-what-it-taught-us-about-sf-housing-prices-bd61fd0e4ef9#.f4klei1iq  ...

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