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:

 

 

How to build a home for less than $50,000 How to build a home for less than $50,000 is a shorty or mini blog post on the new small home and pre-fab housing trends. There's nothing like a visual. I'll probably do an update to this post as new technologies and innovations come online in the near future. Watch this space, it's going to get even more awesome! Via Better Homes & Gardens A new trend in housing, small homes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srWhBxJIgFM You'll be amazed at the transformation from your ordinary shipping container into some modern, eco, masterpieces. Check out this article from Linkbeef; 23 Surprisingly Gorgeous...

If you're like me and the way to your heart is through your stomach then you'll enjoy my occasional  posts about food! One thing we have here in Montreal is good food and we know how to eat well. Every once in a great while I treat myself to some good 'ol fashion fried chicken, although I admit that it's not too often since I try to watch the waistline:) This is an article by Ksenia Prints for Thrillist Montreal. https://www.thrillist.com/eat/montreal/the-9-best-fried-chicken-spots-in-montreal  ...

Homes Sprouting Up Around Farms - The Birth of Agrihoods Homes Sprouting Up Around Farms - The Birth of Agrihoods is about a real estate trend and in my humble opinion, the sustainable future of real estate development.  This past sunday, CBS Sunday Morning, one of my all time favorite shows that I've been watching for over 25 years, featured an inspiring story about "Agrihoods" that is an exemplary example of sustainable real estate development. The piece features Steve Nygren, "The Founder and President of Serenbe, a 1,000-acre sustainable community near Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Serenbe is focused on land preservation, agriculture, energy...

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