Peace…Multnomah Falls in Oregon
Peace…Multnomah Falls in Oregon
UK-based company Pro-Teq has developed a spray-on solution to create a trail of illuminating stars aptly known as STARPATH. The innovative product boasts an anti-slip and water-resistant surface, not to mention an energy-free alternative to streetlights, that is ideal for pedestrians at night. It is both cost-effective and less labor-intensive, two incentives that Pro-Teq promotes and seeks to propose to global city councils in the hopes of incorporating their product into public parks.
STARPATH is currently installed in England, covering 140 meters along a pathway at Christ’s Pieces Park in Cambridge. From start to finish, the entire installation process took less than four hours. The quick construction involved spraying a polyurethane base on the ground, followed by a layer of the aggregate material that absorbs and stores energy from UV rays, and a final polyaspartic top coat (that takes only half an hour to dry) to seal it all in.
Pro-Teq Surfacing owner Hamish Scott explains, “This product adjusts to the natural light, so if it is pitch black outside the luminous natural earth enhances, and if the sky is lighter, it won’t release as much luminosity – it adjusts accordingly, it’s almost like it has a mind of its own.”
When: Saturday, September 21st at 9am-Noon
Where: Surfas in Culver City (8777 W Washington Blvd)
What: A chance for urban farmers, backyard growers and community gardeners throughout Los Angeles to showcase the best produce from their summer gardens!
Participants can submit produce in one of three categories:
Tastiest tomato: a chance to share your favorite tomato varietals with your friends and neighbors.
Edible Oddity: anything from oversize pumpkins to unusual crop varieties are fair game.
Best-in-show: A subjective evaluation by the judges of the most “impressive” vegetable submission.
A panel of three urban farming experts – Kevin West, author of Saving the Season; Brandon McEachern of Broccoli City; and Renee Gunther of Daily Organics – will then select the winners for each category and award prizes.
Following the state fair portion of the event, Kevin West will conduct a cooking demonstration, where he will prepare a homemade tomato sauce using tomatoes from the event.
To reserve your spot in the state fair competition, please send an email to StateFair@farmscapegardens.com with your name and the category(s) in which you would like to submit produce. Participation will be limited to the first 25 submissions in each category. Walk-ins on the day of the event are welcome, although we cannot guarantee space (capacity is 85 people).
For more info Click Here
Maned Wolves: look prissy, but they are tough carnivores that live in South America. They are simply majestic. Learn more Animals [Read more...]
More and more consumers want to buy from socially responsible companies. A big new survey from Nielsen finds that 50% of shoppers are now willing to spend more with brands “that have implemented programs to give back to society.” That’s a 5% increase from 2011, when Nielsen last carried out the survey.
Not all consumers are the same, though. Nielsen, which interviewed 29,000 people in 58 countries, finds big differences depending on age and where people live. For example, people under 29 are 20 points more likely to reward socially responsible brands than those who are
over 65. Indians are almost three times more likely to pay a premium than Estonians (75% versus 27%). [Read more...]
Here are SOME of the many benefits of trees. Without them, there would be no we!
We need to thank and take care of our Trees!!!
Trees Produce Oxygen: we could not exist if there were no trees. A mature leafy tree produces as much oxygen in a season as 10 people inhale in a year. The forest also acts as a giant filter cleaning the air we breath.
Trees Clean the Air: Trees help cleanse the air by intercepting airborne particles, reducing heat, and absorbing such pollutants as carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide. Trees remove this air pollution by lowering air temperature, through respiration, and by retaining particulates.
Trees Clean the Soil: Phytoremediation is the term used for a tree’s ability to absorb dangerous chemicals and other pollutants that have entered the soil. Trees can either store harmful pollutants or actually change the pollutant into less harmful forms. Trees filter sewage and farm chemicals, reduce the effects of animal wastes, clean roadside spills and clean water runoff into streams.
Check out these cool Wood watches from SpringBreak Wood Watches. Not only are these watches eco-friendly and extremely dope, they also help to end child hunger in America. The purchase of one watch feeds 10 children. 10! You get to do something to help end child hunger, help the environment, and stunt with a cool watch all by supporting this brand.
They’ll be launching their watches on June 25th but you can pre-order now.
The artist Sonia Rentsch has created a beautiful series called “Harm Less,” in which she offers firearms consisting only of organic objects. With a superb rendering, these creations of plants (Weapons Made of Plants) are to be discovered in the pictures here [Read more...]
A new invasive outbreak of giant, disease-carrying snails is threatening Florida‘s crops, experts say.
The giant African land snail is finding itself right at home in the Sunshine State, whose hot and humid climate resembles the species’ tropical Nigerian habitat. (Related: “Giant Snails, Once a Delicacy, Overrun Brazil.”)
“We’re producing food that the nation depends on … [and this snail] eats 500 different plants, including pretty much everything that grows in Florida,” said Mark Fagan, a spokesperson for the Florida Department of Agriculture.
“This is not something we can walk away from. These snails are a major threat to Florida’s agriculture.”
Housing Corporation VANKE recently asked NL Architects to make a proposal for a Super Market as part of a big resort in Sanya, the southernmost city in China. Renowned for its tropical climate and for being a popular tourist destination, the site of the resort will consist of three clusters of large residential slabs of 21 stories high enveloping semi enclosed gardens. The public space plays a crucial role in the atmosphere of the area as a whole so a lot of consideration is going into creating a pleasant environment. Learn more Here
Air quality continues to improve across the United States, but over 40 percent of Americans live in counties with unhealthy levels of particle or ozone pollution. The American Lung Association released their annual State of the Air report Wednesday, and cities across California are at the top of the list for those with the worst year-round particle pollution.
Particle, or particulate matter, pollution includes microscopic liquids and solids which can be found in vehicle exhaust, industrial emissions and other sources. Ozone pollution — the main component of smog – forms in the atmosphere when vehicle, power plant and other emissions react with sunlight.
Check the official Broccoli City Festival, DC recap video. The great visuals courtesy to Jon the Genius.
#BCFest brought 5,000 people from diverse backgrounds out to celebrate Earthday and living a healthy life. Thanks to all that came out, great vibes!
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How do you make a tiny New York City apartment into a livable 240-square foot space with a sleeping loft? You enlist the help of Brooklyn architect Tim Seggerman, who renovated this Upper West Side brownstone studio into what it is today. More pics [Read more...]
Exhibition of posters from around the world with social messages. Click Here
Tree spirits have quite a history to rely on, and the work of sculptor Keith Jennings gives them a face suitable for the legend. Jennings began his project way back in 1982 with a tree in his backyard. Soon, commissions for the Tree Spirits came his way and he showed his sculpting skills on trees in St. Simons Island. The imaginative carvings on trees show a face that could be treated and evoke the feelings of the ancient spirits of these trees. Quite an enchanting premise, and executed brilliantly. To see more [Read more...]
Get 30% off using promo code EARTHDAY for one General ticket to the Broccoli City Festival on Sunday, April 21 at DC Fairgrounds. This outdoor festival hosted by Va$htie & Rock Creek Social Club lets you celebrate Earth Day, along with healthy, and sustainable living. Check out live music from big-name acts like Southern hip-hop sensation Big K.R.I.T., electro-pop wunderkind JMSN, DC’s own masterful emcee Tittsworth, Black Alley and other artist.
Beyond the stage you’ll also find a pop-up market packed with eco-friendly vendors, craft beer, and full-service organic juice bar; an acupuncture and massage center; and a lot full of food trucks offering DC’s best mobile eats. #BCFest partners include Earth Day Network, Sierra Club, Pepco, Honest Tea, Eco Kicks, The Green Scheme, Dreaming Out Loud, Sweat Every Day, and PMG.
What to expect
Outdoor Festival Celebrates Earth Day
Craft Beer & Spirits + DC’s Best Food Trucks
Live Music and Street Art
Group Yoga and Zumba
Oversized Games and More!
Mini Wellness Center
Buy Tickets: www.BCfestival.com