RETREET redefines disaster relief by engaging communities to replant lost trees.
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.67
We rarely see cycling skills to match those of ACT 4, an all-female team from Slovakia. Give this short video from one of their competitions a watch and be amazed! It's hard to imagine doing most of these tricks on two wheels.
ACT 4 CYCLING TEAM FROM SLOVAKIA (video)
Sometimes, reverse psychology is the best way to get your point across. That's exactly the tactic TreePeople, a nonprofit in California, employed when making this film about saving concrete. It's sure to make you smile.
SAVE CONCRETE! (video)
The Loopwheel is an innovative concept that replaces spokes by integrating shock absorbers directly into its design. This sweet wheel makes for less bumpy and quieter rides.
LOOPWHEEL (article and video)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.30
This week, we share one of our new favorite blogs, "Rides a Bike," which features historic shots of celebrities cycling. In honor of Audrey Hepburn's 85th birthday, they posted the photo below. Click the link to see more classy snaps.
Do you know your state tree? How about all 50? Guam's? Expand your knowledge at the link below. Finally, check out 80 eco-friendly bike designs. Some are among the craziest we've seen.
RIDES A BIKE
LIST OF STATE TREES
NYC RETREET FILM
Walter Meyer, our NYC reTREEt partner from Local Office Landscape & Urban Design, explains how NYC reTREEt came to be, the importance and function of the planting plan, and the colossal impact we made in The Rockaways.