This morning I discovered that there is an initiative in Melbourne, Australia to have local residents install 10,000 rain gardens to protect the cities natural waters. The initiative has really taken off with over 7,000 gardens already installed. 10000+ Raingardens contribute to healthy waterways
Gardens by the Bay
This morning I came across the article, ‘Biophilia will definitely change your way of designing forever’. On an instinctive level biophilia has always been a driving force in the work I pursue. The desire to merge the ‘wild’ with the human landscape has always been a a reoccurring theme for me on an instinctive level. While the concept of biophilia is quite new I believe that this concept has been a driving force in design for as long as humans have been engaged in design.
This is a very cool article that highlighting the new CETO 5 system in place in Australia. CETO 5 provides emission free power from the “ebb and flow of the ocean, [which] is a much more reliable source of power than comparable green-energy systems, such as wind and solar.”
Seoul South Korea has declared 2012 to be the beginning of Urban Agriculture in the city. To build a foundation for this movement the city has invested nearly $5.7 million dollars, which will foster the transformation of 1% of the city’s land into productive agricultural land. The urban agricultural movement, which is growing in popularity around the world has many potential benefits for people, our cities and the natural environment.
This image is of a 1-liter bottle filled with water (and bleach) that is 3/4 inside and 1/4 outside of this home, which during daylight hour provides free light to the inhabitants. This is without a doubt the coolest thing I have seen so far this week. Check out the linked video that documents this incredible low-tech invention!
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