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5 Things to Know Today: January 3, 2017

5 Things to Know Today: January 3, 2017

Liz Biscevic—5 Things to Know Today

Photo via Inhabitat

Photo via Inhabitat

Happy New Year! In case you missed it, there's a farming starter kit that produces food for 150 people, a clean-tech oasis is improving lives in the Middle East, and we have 10 green home improvements that can save you money in 2017. 

1. CURBED: There’s a farming box that can produce food for up to 150 people. 
Farm From a Box is a shipping container starter kit with everything you need to operate a small farm. It comes with a 3kW solar-powered electrical system, WiFi, water pump, drip irrigation materials, tools, and a greenhouse. It also contains training materials and information about sustainable farming methods. A working prototype has so far exceeded expectations and the Farm From a Box team are exploring other test sites in North Africa and Central Asia.

2. Mic: The way to build wealth in 2017 may not be what you think. 
If you want to actually save money in 2017, don’t get caught up in your old ways. These three money-making plans will help you earn more, pay less, and cut debt. 

3.  Inhabitat: A clean-tech oasis is thriving in the Middle East. 
The Off-Grid Demonstration Village in Israel is a testing ground for eco-minded companies. Green solutions being tested include rapidly deployable housing, low-cost renewable energy systems, and experimental technologies. All products and tech showcased in the village aim to improve buildings, energy, water, or food. 

4. Forbes: 6 personal finance trends to know in 2017.
Whether it’s cheaper travel and more student loan options or rising interest rates, going into 2017 with information about new financial trends will be the most efficient way to get ahead during the year. 

5. 150 Points: 10 green home improvements that will save you money. 
Though improvements like metal roofing, energy-efficient windows, and water-reducing toilets will no doubt help save the planet and reduce your monthly bills, they come at a cost. Here’s what you need to know. 

5 Things to Know Today: January 4, 2017

5 Things to Know Today: January 4, 2017

In One Amsterdam Neighborhood, Businesses Reward Recyclers with Coffee and Yoga

In One Amsterdam Neighborhood, Businesses Reward Recyclers with Coffee and Yoga