RETREET redefines disaster relief by engaging communities to replant lost trees.
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.101
NASA is using a system of satellite and lasers to create a 3D map of the world's forests in order to determine the amount of carbon dioxide that they encapsulate. The system they've devised, called "lidar," is phenomenal, and is the latest advancement in tree cartography. Learn more below.
NASA USES SPACE LASERS TO MAP FORESTS (article)
Norway is investing $1 billion to create a system of two-lane bicycle highways that connect the country's nine largest cities. The hope is that this new infrastructure will greatly reduce the impact of emissions, and the goal is for at least 10% of journeys to occur by bicycle in 2030. We hope it works!
NORWAY SPENDS $1 BILLION ON BICYCLE HIGHWAYS (essay)
Architects in Ho Chi Minh City were asked to create a new university campus. Taking into account the rapid urban sprawl and takeover of the natural environment, one group created a beautiful design that purposefully invokes a city overrun by vegetation. Seems almost post-apocalyptic. After seeing the photo spread, we definitely want to attend this university!
FOREST CAMPUS IN HO CHI MINH CITY (photo essay)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.96
Living Lands, a nonprofit organization, has pulled together a powerful group of partners to plant 3.7 million trees in South Africa to combat desertification, an issue that affects 168 countries across the globe. Learn about how trees act as a form of insurance to protect against land degradation and restore watersheds.
PLANTING TREES IN SOUTH AFRICA (article)
A Detroit-based company called Shinola has a beautiful city bike on the market. Experts at leatherwork, their bicycles employ a number of strong characteristics that were forged over the years in the motor city. Beautiful design!
SHINOLA BICYCLES FROM DETROIT (photo essay)
Interested in the science behind urban tree health? The article below is a great resource regarding the latest and greatest. Geek out.
URBAN TREE HEALTH (article)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.64
Who wouldn't want to move to Turin, Italy, after seeing this amazing building designed by architect Luciano Pia. 25 Verde incorporates trees and plants into its undulating structure, protecting residents from noise and air pollution. Click below to see more!
VERTICLE TREEHOUSE (photo essay)
A California-based company has designed the perfect coffee cup: one that is biodegradable and grows into a tree when planted. Imagine a world in which each coffee you drank sequestered 1 ton of CO2 during the 40 years following its consumption? Amazing.
BIODEGRADABLE CUP THAT TURNS INTO A TREE (photos/video)
There are lots of innovative bicycle helmets hitting the market these days, from stylish to invisible. The DORA helmet puts safety communication at its core. With a headlight on the front, a brake light on the back, and two turn signals, this could very well be the choice helmet of the future.
ALL-IN-ONE BICYCLE HELMET (video)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.59
If you were to step back in time 100 years, the streets of NYC would be noticeably barren of trees. As the population grew by 65% and more and taller buildings jutted towards the sky, leafy green protrusions also spread across the cityscape. Take a look at some amazing before and after shots that truly show what a difference a tree makes!
NYC BEFORE AND AFTER (photos/article)
As the holidays approach, stories abound of wonderful organizations holding bike giveaways for needy children. Do a quick search! One in particular is especially inspiring. For years, The Bicycle Man gave hundreds of children in the Fayetteville area of North Carolina happiness on two wheels. Now, his widow carries on his legacy.
THE BICYCLE MAN GIVEAWAY (video)
Need to take a break for all the merriment? Enjoy a virtual stroll through some of the most gorgeous paths on the planet. Even better, go for a walk and soak in the subtle beauty of your own neighborhood!
MAGICAL PATHS (photos)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.40
It is said that Rua Goncalo de Carvalho in Porto Alegre, Brazil, is the most beautiful street in the world. More than 100 trees, some 7 stories tall, form a tight canopy that creates a river of green that runs through the city. Take a stroll, in pictures!
Every Sunday morning, Mexico City's main avenue, Paseo de la Reforma is closed to regular traffic and open to cyclists and pedestrians. Looks like a lot of fun. Does your city do something similar?
In India, a massive project has been launched to plant 2 billion trees in order to combat unemployment. Talk about green jobs!
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STREET IN THE WORLD (PHOTOS)
DOMINGO DE BICICLETAS IN MEXICO CITY
2 BILLION TREE PLANTING PROJECT IN INDIA (ARTICLE)