A Forest in Sapanca

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Izmit Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower)

This is the clock tower in Izmit called the Saat Kulesi (sah-t coup-less-e, this my attempt at phonetic reading). It was constructed at the turn of the 20th century and was one among many constructed across the empire to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sultan Abdul Hamid II, one of the last. It’s just a tower…

Alternative Afterlives #3: Capsula Mundi

Credit: Capsula Mundi   Capsula Mundi (Life Capsule) is an Italian service similar to previous examples I have found which want to create forest cemeteries. They will take bodies or ash and encase them in a dirt pod, plant them and then plant a tree on top so that it can absorb the nutrient. The…

Sustainability #1-20

Sustainability #8: Underwater Parthenon Underwater columns help power the city. Sustainability #7: Lego Going Green Lego is trying to use better sources to make their plastic toys.  Sustainability #6: Pela Case Pela Case: a compostable phone case Sustainability #5: HomeBiogas 2.0 HomeBiogas 2.0: The HomeBiogas company has come out with an updated model of their…

Sustainability Compilations

Sustainability Compilation #5: Recycle (or Label) Your Food Zera: a device that tuns waste food into fertilizer Food Cycler: a device that tuns waste food into fertilizer HomeBiogas: a device which converts food waste into biogas LaserFood: a plastic-free solution to labeling fruit Sustainability Compilation #4: Cleaning The Environment  Graviky Labs: converting soot into a spray…

Happy New Year!

This was taken in a mall called Zafer Plaza AVM in Bursa, Turkey. AVM stands for Alışveriş Merkezi which in English means “Shopping Center” so it’s basically a mall. Whenever you see AVM, just think mall.   In Turkey, a Muslim majority nation, Christmas is not celebrated. They do however celebrate New Year’s and decorate for…

Sustainability #4: A Billion Trees

Millions of Indian Trees India accomplished a major achievement recently by breaking a tree planting record, planting over 66 million in 12 hours. The planting was carried out by volunteers in Madhya Pradesh, the 5th largest Indian state by population. The previous record was set in Uttar Pradesh, the most populous Indian state, at 49.3…

Alternative Afterlives

Here we will focus on the different methods you can use to spend your afterlife.    Alternative Afterlives #3: Capsula Mundi Capsula Mundi: created a pod to bury deceased people which also feeds trees above them Alternate Afterlives #2: Mushroom Burials Coeio: a company that has developed a suit to degrade your body using mushrooms….

Sustainability Compilation #2: Innovative Plants

Reforestum Would you like to plant a forest anywhere in the world? There is now an app for that! The site Reforestum provides a method for you to pay for creating a forest anywhere in the world which you can then monitor and track. If you’d like to spread environmentalism across the globe with trees…

Sustainability #1: How We Eat

OzHarvest Credit: OzHarvest OzHarvest is a food rescue business in Australia that takes food which would have been discarded and instead reuses them as meals, of which they have served over 60 million (comprising over 200,000 tons of recycled food). They rescue food from quite a large number of areas including, “…fruit and vegetable markets,…

Grow Your Furniture!

Credit: Full Grown If you want a more natural approach to furniture look no further than Full Grown. A U.K. company, they have re-imagined how we use wood and instead of chopping trees down to make them into something, they’ve decided to grow furniture instead. Their method involves grafting shoots together from willows around a…

Nanjing Towers

China will be getting a new forest, all in skyscrapers. Nanjing, a very large and old city in the heartland of central China, will be receiving a building complex of two buildings home to over 3,000 plants generating over 132 pounds of oxygen every day. Called the Nanjing Towers (to be completed in 2018) it…