PIK donate soil and seedlings to Mandaluyong City – The Manila Times

PIK turns over materials to enhance Mandaluyong City’s community garden. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

PIK, Europe and Russia’s largest technology homebuilder in Europe and Russia, and PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards Breakthrough Developer of the year, recently donated materials for the community garden of Sambahayan Condominium Association in Mandaluyong City.

Materials include garden soil and seedlings of vegetables and ornamental plants. This corporate social responsibility activity…….

Fishers company builds sustainable homes for Kentucky tornado victims – WTHR

Workers at Land Betterment Corporation, headquartered in Fishers, delivered four “ekō” homes to Dawson Springs, Kentucky this week.

FISHERS, Ind. — Hundreds of families who lost everything after tornadoes ripped through parts of western Kentucky, now have the daunting task of finding a place to call home. Help is pouring in from across the country, including from a central Indiana company.

Land Betterment Corporation, headquartered in Fishers, has come up with a unique way to put people in homes in just a matter of days by restoring and rehabbing old shipping containers.


The Gawthorne’s Hut Is A Sustainable Tiny Home In Australia – Men’s Gear

The Gawthorne’s Hut, that suts just outside of Mudgee, NSW Australia, is not your typical rental home with its striking angled roof. It may be just 430 square feet but its modern offerings make up for its tiny space.

Designed by Cameron Anderson Architects, this tiny house is a modern vacation rental on a 480-acre family farm. It opts for an open floor plan to accommodate a host of quintessential living conveniences. These include a king-sized bed, a bathroom with a bathtub, and a living and dining area facing glazed windows. It also has a kitchenette, toilet, an outdoor and indoor fireplace, and a couple of storage spaces both inside and out.   

The Gawthorne’s Hut si…….

Five steps to building back greener – Elite Business Magazine

The climate crisis is now the biggest long-term threat we as humans face – and businesses have a vital role to play in tackling this. What was once considered sufficient corporate action against climate change is fast becoming inadequate, with net zero carbon targets no longer optional. As key stakeholders, including investors, employees and consumers, increasingly demand more sustainable business practices and ESG transparency, it is crucial that senior leadership makes credible and authentic climate commitments a top priority. 

Creating a layer of authenticity 

Organisations that claim to be environmentally friendly but lack comprehensive plans to support this r…….

How sustainability made the royals relevant again in 2021 – The Independent

When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex got married on that balmy May day in Windsor in 2018, there was a buzz around the royal family that hadn’t been felt for a long time. After all, Meghan is bi-racial, a former actor and a divorcee and Harry, the party boy ginger – the union had all the trappings of a modern-day fairytale. It was meant to inject new life into the royal family but, as we know, this quickly soured. When the couple made the decision to step down as senior members of the firm in January 2020, it seemed as if any semblance of relevance the royals still held quickly vanished along with them.

Relevance is something the royals have long chased. It was something they fou…….

Packaging-free stores spread sustainable shopping – Great Lakes Echo

Process General Store’s house-made solid dish soap block, wood scrub brushes and locally made ceramic soap tray in Stevens Point, WI. Image: Process General Store

By Gabrielle Ahlborn

Recently, eco-friendly living has led to a surge of low-waste stores rapidly popping up across the region.

The goal of such stores is simple—sell everyday items with the lowest environmental impact possible. That means selling items in bulk and encouraging customers to bring in their own containers.

“Just over 66,000 plastic bottles have been diverted from the landfill with our reusable container system,” said Meli…….

‘A win-win’ – the deals attempting to make global fishing more sustainable – Euronews

Ocean examines how international fishing agreements between the EU and other countries are helping to create jobs and healthier seas in West Africa.

“With this new boat, we can go further out at sea and catch more fish.”

Pombas is a small city on Santo Antão, the western most island of the Cape Verde archipelago in the central Atlantic. The city has dozens of fishermen, and their numbers are growing as more young men enter the profession. One obstacle to fishing at sea is the need for a motorised boat.

For fisherman, Adirson Carlos Da Cruz Dos Santos, the cost of buying such a vessel was too much money. Luckily for him, the fishermen of Pombas recently got a brand new b…….

Suntrust Kirana and Suntrust Ascentia: Two residential condo projects rising in the heart of progress – Manila Bulletin

Take advantage of pre-selling units to get the best location and options

There is a whole new world waiting to be discovered when you live near the business districts of Metro Manila. Aside from work opportunities, everything is accessible including all your necessities in life plus plenty of options for leisure, relaxation, dining, and entertainment.

Suntrust Properties, now on its 24th year of providing an ideal home for hardworking Filipinos and overseas workers, is presenting two residential condo projects rising near Metro Manila’s central business districts (CBDs). These two projects are Suntrust Kirana, soon to rise in Pasig City; and Suntrust Ascentia, whic…….

OPSEU/SEFPO calls on province to increase living income for people with disabilities – Canada NewsWire

TORONTO, Dec. 22, 2021 /CNW/ – OPSEU/SEFPO leaders are calling on the province to re-work their Poverty Reduction Strategy with a focus on providing a decent living wage for people with disabilities.

Since the new Poverty Reduction Strategy was announced one year ago, OPSEU/SEFPO members working in the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) have expressed concern over the plan. While the province claims its plan will reduce poverty, OPSEU/SEFPO’s leaders note that it fails to provide a living income that’s above the poverty line.

“The cost of living has been steadily going up every year,” said OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “While we’re …….

Sustainability Has Cross-Market Impact – kitchenbathdesign.com

Consumer Buying Trends

According to a report from HIRI, simplified living and more minimalist design will continue to trend in new building and remodeling.
Photo: ©Adobe Stock / ArchiVIZ

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — A trio of emerging trends in neighborhood design and sustainable living practices should continue to shape the market for new housing and residential remodeling as the “mindset of consumers continues to shift in a dynamic social climate,” according to a new report from the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI).

According to HIRI’s recently issued Future of…….