crazeist:

those:

The age of green is upon us. We have reached a point in our human evolution where science, math, and creative genius have discovered a way to suspend a living forest in mid air. The answer to city pollution is now Stefano Boeri’s Bosco Verticale, the world’s first 27-story microclimate apartment towers currently under construction in Milan, Italy. Built to function as city air purifiers, these lush apartments will include over 900 trees, 5,000 bushes, and 11,000 plants throughout the tower balconies. Each perch of life will aid in reducing city noise, moderating atmospheric temperatures, absorbing CO2 emissions, and acting as an energy sustainer for seasonal weather shifts. Read more: http://genyhub.com/page/the-vertical-forest#ixzz2Qg4ONZSa

crazeist:

those:

The age of green is upon us. We have reached a point in our human evolution where science, math, and creative genius have discovered a way to suspend a living forest in mid air. The answer to city pollution is now Stefano Boeri’s Bosco Verticale, the world’s first 27-story microclimate apartment towers currently under construction in Milan, Italy. Built to function as city air purifiers, these lush apartments will include over 900 trees, 5,000 bushes, and 11,000 plants throughout the tower balconies. Each perch of life will aid in reducing city noise, moderating atmospheric temperatures, absorbing CO2 emissions, and acting as an energy sustainer for seasonal weather shifts. 

Read more: http://genyhub.com/page/the-vertical-forest#ixzz2Qg4ONZSa

mothernaturenetwork:

What America’s forests looked like before Europeans arrivedScientists hope that identifying fossil tree-leaf sites will help with forest restoration projects underway throughout the Northeastern United States.

mothernaturenetwork:

What America’s forests looked like before Europeans arrived
Scientists hope that identifying fossil tree-leaf sites will help with forest restoration projects underway throughout the Northeastern United States.

startwithaseed:

nafp01:

Picture frame + screen + chain = Herb, fruit or veggie dryer! #diy #gardening #upcycle #repurpose #crafty #home

Hey, this is terribly clever. If only I had somewhere to hang it!

startwithaseed:

nafp01:

Picture frame + screen + chain = Herb, fruit or veggie dryer! #diy #gardening #upcycle #repurpose #crafty #home

Hey, this is terribly clever. If only I had somewhere to hang it!

humanscalecities:

An Urbanizing Planet

The video, entitled An Urbanizing Planet, takes viewers on a stunning satellite-viewed tour around our planet. By combining more than 10 datasets, and using GIS processing software and 3D graphic applications, the video shows not only where urbanization will be most extensive, but also how the majority of the expansion will occur in areas adjacent to biodiversity hotspots.

The video was produced to present the framework of a new book Global Urbanization, Biodiversity, and Ecosystems: Challenges and Opportunities — A Global Assessment. The scientific foundation of the Cities and Biodiversity Outlook project, the book presents the world’s first assessment of how global urbanization and urban growth impact biodiversity and ecosystems. It builds on contributions by more than 200 scientists worldwide.

mothernaturenetwork:

Who left the lights on?In an, err, illuminating survey released by the dimmer wizards at Lutron, 90 percent of Americans admit to leaving the lights on in unoccupied rooms. Kids, naturally, our burdened with a majority of the blame.

mothernaturenetwork:

Who left the lights on?
In an, err, illuminating survey released by the dimmer wizards at Lutron, 90 percent of Americans admit to leaving the lights on in unoccupied rooms. Kids, naturally, our burdened with a majority of the blame.

A village in India plants 111 trees every time a baby girl is born

deafmuslimpunx:

via Micropixie / The Hindu

(Source: badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista)

(Source: purpleknuckles)

noshtopia:

A bowl of organic kohlrabi, turnips, and heirloom carrots I got at the SF Ferry Building#farmersmarket #vegetables  

noshtopia:

A bowl of organic kohlrabi, turnips, and heirloom carrots I got at the SF Ferry Building#farmersmarket #vegetables