While many of us love the sounds of the city, too much noise can be distracting and annoying. Trucks, airplanes, sirens, leaf blowers and landscaping can stress us out.
Through greater awareness and connection, yoga can empower individuals, and ultimately communities, to learn, discuss and engage in positive change.
City dwellers everywhere are spotting underused spaces in the urban fabric and turning them into places to enjoy and connect. Improving these spaces makes walking, biking, and exploring the city easier and safer. Examples of imaginative redesigns are springing up from Toronto to Los Angeles: public spaces are emerging from abandoned railway lines, parking spaces, [...]
A truly simple solution (and one you’ve probably never heard of), full cutoff luminaries help protect our urban night skies, save energy and improve our health. “If we would only use the light we need, we could reduce consumption by 40 percent overnight,” says Bob Parks, Executive Director of the International Dark Sky Association (IDA). [...]
Have you ever taken a car just to avoid the walk to or from a transit station because it’s just a little too far? The solution may be bike sharing, an exciting new way for the urban commuter to get around. The benefits are clear: it’s healthy, fun and convenient, and biking creates zero carbon [...]