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Conscious Living

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Conscious Living Considerations

Singapore: City of the Future #1

With so much information out there about how to live, what to eat, wear, buy, do, etc. we thought it was a good time to simplify conscious living in our perspective with some simple considerations to think about when getting on with your life.

Technology is evolving rapidly and it is very exciting! Recently I watched this National Geographic episode on Singapore as the 'City of the Future' and was so impressed by the investment they put into developing new innovations based on 'heartware' rather than just software and hardware. Here are some highlights from this episode:

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2. Consumption: Consciously think about your material purchases: clothes, toys, acessories, fun things, etc. Use the Marie Kondo method and really feel into whether they bring you joy or not and if you really need them or if someone else would benefit more from them + think of their life cycle when you purchase them. 3. Waste: How much landfill waste do you generate each month? Can you reduce this through recycling, composting, reusing or consuming less? 4. Power: Where does your power come from and is it from a sustainable supplier? How are you using power in your home and work and could you be minimalising the use by changing to more energy efficient items of bringing in more energy efficient practices - like turning lights off or unplugging items when not in use. 5. Water: Consider your water supply. Is it town supply or a local well/spring? Is your local climate changing in a way that water conservation is becoming more necessary and how can you conserve, store or harvest water in this situation? www.searsco.nz

Development: Densely populated (5.7million people) as well as land and resource scarce the HDB and URA use sophisticated computer modeling to assist architects to create long term planning. They utilise natural resources like air flow as efficiently as possible and used 'land reclamation' to increase their landmass by 23%. Food: 93% of produce is imported so Sustenir Agriculture developed a controlled vertical indoor agricultural environment where they can naturally manipulate and grow food without sunlight, without soil, with no GMO and with a smaller footprint + Singapore Polytechnic in collab with Mark Wong's wearable 'wrist watch style' tech analyse data from individuals and then 3D print nutritionally tailored food! Water: 2 billion litres of water is used each day and 50% of it imported! Singapore channels rain through canals into water catchment reservoirs, but with the climate changing and rain less reliable they are now using innovative technology to create efficient desalination plants that have smaller footprints and use less power and aim to be self-sustainable with water within 30 years. "Ideas are intangible resources that power cities" www.searsco.nz Issue #8 | The Inspired Guide | February 1st 2020

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1. Your Unique Needs: What works for others may not work for you so think about your needs: budget, time, etc. and work towards a plan that suits your individual or your specific family's needs

With Amanda Sears

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The Inspired Guide - Issue #8  

Read Issue #8 of The Inspired Guide - FREE Conscious Living and Holistic Wellbeing eMagazine! Filled with inspiring and informative article...

The Inspired Guide - Issue #8  

Read Issue #8 of The Inspired Guide - FREE Conscious Living and Holistic Wellbeing eMagazine! Filled with inspiring and informative article...

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