RETREET redefines disaster relief by engaging communities to replant lost trees.
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.72
A movement is underway to put the Oak back in Oakland, which is perhaps the largest city in the US named after a tree. Read all about efforts to reconnect the city's current residents to its forested past.
PUTTING THE OAK IN OAKLAND (article)
Remember when we posted about Solaroad, the solar-power producing bicycle path in The Netherlands? Well, it's been up and running for a while now, and the results are in: Solaroad is generating more power than expected. We certainly hope that its amazing success leads to a rapid spread of this technology across the globe.
UPDATE: DUTCH SOLAROAD WORKING BETTER THAN EXPECTED (video/photo essay)
We all know books come from trees, right? Well now, trees come from books! Pequeño Editor, a small publishing company in Argentina, created a book that teaches children about paper production and can be planted once it's been read. The book puts back into nature that which it took out, eventually growing into a mature Jacaranda. They even display germinated books in stores. What a great gift for young ones.
THE BOOK THAT GROWS INTO A TREE (video)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.52
One year of SS&T is in the books! We hope you have been enjoying our posts and continue to do so.
1) Urban Releaf is on an inspiring mission to plant trees across Oakland, CA, and engage the community along the way;
2) Ferrari partner Pininfarina Fuoriserie has created an $11,000 electric fixie, a 1930s era classic coated in woven leather and walnut;
3) Harley-Davidson and The Nature Conservancy have teamed up to plant 50 million trees across the globe by 2025;
4) University of Michigan spent $400,000 to move a centuries-old historic oak tree 100 yards, employing some impressive technology to get the job done.
Enjoy these great stories! Remember, if you come across something you think we should share, send it along!
URBAN RELEAF PLANTS TREES IN OAKLAND (film)
FERRARI PARTNER CREATES $11,000 ELECTRIC BICYCLE (photos)
HARLEY-DAVIDSON TO PLANT 50 MILLION TREES (article)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SPENDS $400K TO MOVE OLD TREE (audio)