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How Changing Weather Affects the Built Environment

I have been writing a lot lately about climate change and weather patterns. If it’s not yet abundantly clear, my rationale stems from the fact that, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2011 and 2012 were the two most extreme years on record for destructive weather events, … Read more »

The Cultural Imperative of Sustainability

Recently, we hosted a truly inspired interview on our Impact Series webinar program with celebrated author and philosophy professor Kathleen Dean Moore about the ethical, spiritual, and cultural imperative of sustainability. In the interview, Moore articulated her theory that humans are currently stuck in an impossible position between blind hope … Read more »

Prominent (and Profitable) Corporations Take on ‘B Corp’ Certifications

The immortal words of English naturalist Charles Darwin remind us that, in the perpetual struggle for existence, “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” The basic truths of natural selection apply not only to the diverse … Read more »

When It Comes to the Built Environment, ‘Spend Now to Save Later’

Essential reading for anyone who ever intends to build a residential structure must include House, by Tracy Kidder. In his masterful telling of the story of one homebuilding project, the author shares insights that go far beyond the simple—but detailed—procedures that ultimately result in a  finished home. In a … Read more »

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