back to the garden

a year of greener thinking

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Tianjin: A new eco-city in China

Check out this article by the BBC’s Gaia Vince about her visit to one of China’s newest eco-cities, Tianjin. The city, which was built on a reclaimed industrial dumping ground, is designed to encourage walking and public transport and includes numerous sustainability measures and nature areas. Additionally, Vince’s article notes that 20 percent of the housing has been reserved for low-wage workers and their families.


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Burger King pledges to use cage free eggs, pork

Burger King announced today that all of its eggs and pork will come from cage-free hens and pigs by 2017, showing that more humane treatment of agricultural animals is going mainstream. It is the first of the major fast-food chains to set a deadline for the transition.