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How to Find a Green Home
Finding a green home is getting to be easier as more people are becoming aware of the benefits of green living for their health as well as for the Earth. There are a few things to look for and ask when you are in the market for a green home.
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Green Retirement Communities
EnviroCitizen.org has found that generation "Y" is not the only community of people joining the green movement! Young and old alike are becoming more eco-conscious; even senior citizens are trying to live greener. Unfortunately, searches for green retirement communities generally only turn up developments with green in their titles, though they're not green at all.
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Green Retirement Blogs: The Green Geezer and More
Blogging became popular in younger crowds almost overnight. Some well-known personalities such as Robert Kennedy Jr. and Al Gore later began creating environmental blogs, using their popularity to spread the word about green efforts. Seniors who are active in the environment are also putting blogs up on the internet to help others see environmental matters through the author's eyes and even learn something new.
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Green Rentals Overseas
Finding a green rental home is a feat in itself, but if you are moving overseas, where the standards may be different, it can be even trickier. EnviroCitizen.org has found that there are ways to tell if you are in an environmentally-conscious place.
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Green Homes Safe for Elderly
Our homes are a place where we should feel safe. When it comes to seniors, this is especially important as mobility is limited. The concept of a universal home is gaining popularity for seniors, allowing them the flexibility to tailor them to their changing needs.
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Folsom/Dore Apartments- San Francisco, CA
Folsom/Dore Apartments- San Francisco, CASan Francisco has always been a trendy city. It has recently been setting trends in regards to green initiatives as well. The Folsom /Dore apartments are a perfect example of this with their ultra-modern architecture. This building is a LEED certified building that has won many awards: 2007 Award of Excellence.
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Emerald- Chicago, IL
In the Windy City, green rental units are becoming more prevalent. Emerald is as green as the stone after which it was named. The building is a wonderful place to live and a great example of a fine, green residence. Emerald was designed with people's health and the Earth in mind.
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An Overseas Example in Dubai: Green Communities in Motor City
Dubai is a city that has become world renowned for its appeal to tourists. The Motor City development, based in Dubai, is based on a motor-sport theme and includes residential units, business towers, motor-sports facilities, retail and a theme park.
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DosVesta, Oregon
DosVesta is in a Portland neighborhood that has caught EnviroCitizen.org's attention. This home fits right in with its green surroundings. The multitude of green touches attest to the amount of thought and effort that was put into this design.
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Broadstone Centreport, Texas
Located in Northern Texas, Broadstone Centreport is an eco-friendly apartment community built to Green Built North Texas's energy-efficient standards, a regional set of green building guidelines. Broadstone has the convenience of apartment living combined with single family home features and spacious interiors.
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