RETREET redefines disaster relief by engaging communities to replant lost trees.
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.86
Over the years, numerous studies have shown that a walk through the woods, or "forest bath" as Japanese doctors describe it, is a great way to reduce stress and fatigue. However, a new study out of Australia takes that notion one step further. Believe it or not, even gazing for a moment at something green outside of your office window will calm you down and help you focus. Give it a try tomorrow at work!
GREEN BREAKS FOR YOUR BRAIN (article)
What's the difference between fall in North America and fall in Europe? One word: RED. Finnish and Israeli scientists followed a trail of research that led them back in time 35 million years in order to answer what brought about this striking difference in foliage.
DIFFERENCES IN FALL FOLIAGE (video)
One man, obsessed with the history of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, decided the only way he could fully understand the story was to retrace John Wilkes Booth's 12-day run from the authorities after having shot the President at Ford's Theater. Lacking a horse, he realized the best way to do it was by bike. Follow his fascinating journey of discovery.
BIKING AFTER BOOTH (article)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.35
Happy Father's Day! We hope you had a chance to celebrate all of the important men in your life.
With the World Cup in full swing, we wanted to share an article that discusses the environmental impact of that event and the steps FIFA is taking to make it the greenest World Cup to date. What do you think? Are they going far enough? Any other thoughts, or links?
Also shared is an explanation for why Koalas hug trees and an awesome video of some amazing road bike skills.
Enjoy the rest of your day!
THE WORLD CUP IN BRAZIL
ROAD BIKE RIDICULOUSNESS
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.14
You are sure to be impressed by The Great Green Wall, a colossal environmental initiative that twenty African nations have embarked upon to address detrimental impacts of desertification in the Sahara.
The next time you send a package, consider using lifeBOX, a cardboard container filled with seeds from which at least ten difference species of tree will grow.
Remember Methuselah from SS&Tvol13, the oldest tree in the world? Learn more about bristlecone pines and what is likely to happen to them as global temperatures rise.