RETREET redefines disaster relief by engaging communities to replant lost trees.
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.95
Since riding bicycles is taboo for women in Syria, a group of their German counterparts is teaching recent refugees how to navigate the streets on two wheels. Not only are these women experiencing a newfound freedom of movement, they're also taking an important step towards becoming a local. Inspiring!
TEACHING SYRIAN REFUGEES HOW TO CYCLE (article)
Speaking of Germany, that country has taken an idea pioneered in The Netherlands and Denmark and run with it, commencing construction of its first bicycle autobahn. Spanning over 60 miles, the new cycling superhighway will connect 10 western cities and 4 universities, taking an expected 50,000 cars off of the road daily. Sounds like heaven.
THE BICYCLE AUTOBAHN (article)
Many studies have shown the multitude of benefits that trees bring to the adult mind, but a new study out of the University of Nebraska and Troy University has found that trees enhance children's brains too. Read about how some time in the park can impact a child's executive functioning skills at the link below.
TREES ENHANCE CHILDREN'S BRAINS (article)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.84
Over the course of this year, every second grader in the D.C. public school system will be taught the ABCs of riding a bicycle. This innovative program makes use of 1,000 new bikes, purchased by the District Department of transportation with the help of private donors, that will rotate from one school to the next. An important part of a robust education.
D.C. KIDS LEARN TO RIDE BICYCLES IN SCHOOL (article)
After becoming an authority on living a nomadic lifestyle by traveling the world and living out of vans, photographer Foster Huntington created one amazing treehouse. His new home, Cinder Cone Treehouse, which he built in Skamania, WA, has its own skatepark. Not too shabby!
TREEHOUSE WITH SKATEPARK (photos)
Have you ever wanted to just get on your bike and go someplace far away? These lifehacks will help you along the way. A must-read list for any two-wheeled adventurer.
BIKEPACKING LIFEHACKS (list)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.66
Today, RETREET launched a new program - SPROUT!
An important part of our mission is to educate the next generation of environmental stewards. Through SPROUT, we teach kids of all ages about trees and then offer you the chance to turn their imaginary trees into a real ones for those rebuilding their communities in the wake of disaster.
Spend a moment looking through the tree gallery. See one you like? SPROUT it!
A new idea has sprung up regarding large scale reforestation, and it involves an unlikely technology. As you can see in THIS VIDEO, BioCarbon Engineering suggests using drones to plant up to 1,000,000,000 trees as a time.
PLANTING TREES WITH DRONES (video)
Volvo is also making waves with LifePaint, a reflective safety spray that is invisible in daylight but shines brightly in car headlights. As they say, the best way to survive a crash is not to crash!