A vertical forest in the city with trees growing? Sounds weird! But an Italian architect made it possible. Two residential towers have been built in the Milan, Italy. The idea to create a sustainable project in the metropolitan area in Milan is a good step towards a greener city!
Why are trees in general so important for our environment and how much CO2 can a tree absorb in a year? Trees are very important, they are the lungs of our planet! Learn about the biggest forests and their use here.
Solar energy is currently booming. Especially Germany is putting a lot of effort in it and about 5% (28,000 GWh) of all electricity consumption in Germany were produced by Solar energy panels in 2012. All renewable energies (Wind Energy, hydropower, biomass and solar energy) are responsible for 25.8 % of all power usage. On a sunny day the complete amount of electricity power caused by solar energy can be from 30% – 40%.
While browsing the internet I found the interesting national anthem of the Seychelles. It’s interesting what the countries are singing about in their national anthems and so far the Seychelles have the most awesome in my opinion. I really like the lyrics.
In December 2013 Shell invited people and the press to show that their company is not as bad as we think. They are of course an environmentally friendly company and never spill oil. Every year 100.000 tons of oil are leaking into the oceans and destroying the habitats of humans and animal-life. Furthermore Shell plans to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic which is a huge misery in my opinion. So they need to get stopped. Two activists of project »Slam Shell« showed how.
In June Google worked on the Loons Project in New Zealand to connect more people to the internet. The fact that still 61% worldwide don’t have access to the internet made Google move to a new country. Uganda!
The most air pollution is caused by transport vehicles like cars. Most of the time people are driving alone to work or to buy groceries. This causes traffics jams, air pollution and noise. The on-road vehicles are responsible for over a third of the global carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides amounts in our atmosphere. The health threads are higher for people living in crowded cities and the CO2-Emission can reduce the lifetime by 2-3 years.
Recently Google and Motorola collaborated with Designer Dave Hakkens and they want to produce the modular smartphone. What is a modular smartphone and why is it like Lego?
I’m a fan of the TED Talks and from time to time I watch a Talk. Joe Smith shows in a funny way how to use a paper towel the right way!
Leather and meat without killing animals sounds great for me! But how is that possible and what are the advantages and disadvantages? Andras Forgacs comes up with a solution which is not only realizable and has a lot of advantages. It is already working!