RETREET redefines disaster relief by engaging communities to replant lost trees.
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.89
Beth Moon, an aptly-named photographer from San Francisco, spent the last 14 years photographing the world's oldest trees illuminated by starlight. As she explains, "the series was inspired by two fascinating scientific studies that connect tree growth with celestial movement and astral cycles." Her series of photos is an absolute must see.
OLDEST TREES BY STARLIGHT (photo essay)
This fun, short video starts with a woman walking a baby carriage down the street, then takes an unexpected turn. That's a sweet sidecar!
PRAM CAR - 1951 (video)
Finally, a scientific study that validates tree hugging! Not only is having direct contact with trees good for your health, so is merely seeing them. It also helps with cognitive development and brain function. If you had any doubts, put your mind at ease with this article. Then, go outside and hug a tree.
TREE HUGGING SCIENTIFICALLY VALIDATED (article)
Indian billionaire Manoj Bhargava has a simple solution for the 1.3 billion people living without electricity in the world: ride one of his bikes! 60 minutes of effort on the Free Electric hybrid bike will power a home for 24 hours. Exercise and electricity? Take our money!
PEDAL POWER (article/video)
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Who wouldn't want to ride the world's fastest e-bike? The M55 Terminus, manufactured out of aerospace grade titanium and aluminum, easily reaches top speeds of over 50 mph. Only 275 of these bad boys have been produced (5 editions of 55), so getting your hands on one will be difficult. What a ride it will be though!
The results are in: scientific studies prove that hugging trees is good for your health. Get out and get hugging! You'll live longer.
If you have a few extra minutes, take a look at an amazing map that shows every tree in the USA. We will surely add a few green dots to it before the end of the year. Over 3,000 of them are already ours!
M55 TERMINUS - THE WORLD'S FASTEST ELECTRIC BICYCLE (video)
HUGGING TREES IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH (article)
AMAZING MAP SHOWS EVERY TREE IN THE USA (map)
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A few weeks ago, over 2,000 Nepalese, including children and Buddhist monks, gathered to break the world tree-hugging record. Way to go! The previous titleholder was Portland, OR. Who will hold it next?
Maya Pedal, an organization in Guatemala, builds useful machines out of bicycles and has published all of their plans online. Check out their videos and downloads.
With summer almost full in-swing, we have our minds on spending a lovely night in a treehouse, surrounded by leaves and sky. Which one do you like the best of the 20 below?
NEPALESE BREAK TREE-HUGGING RECORD
MAYA PEDAL BICYCLE MACHINES
20 AMAZING TREEHOUSE DESIGNS
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.