Durban (South-Africa) has been selected as the greenest city in the world in 2019. Followed by Rio de Janeiro (2d) and Austin, USA (3d). They all score high on the percentage of green space combined with great distribution and health of vegetation. In Europe Geneva has been scoring the best. This all according to the HUGSI-monitor: 98 cities in 51 countries have been rated on a number of green Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).
Producing food the way we do now, damages our planet and people. Many humans nowadays suffer from obese and food allergies due to bad food. Nature suffers from soil degradation due to too extensive use, a disappearing rain forest, polluted water, climate change. Animals loose their life and habitats due to pesticides and tree cuttings. Organic […]
How about a green unit that has the same health effect on citizens as 275 urban trees do, but it only needs the space of just one tree? It is possible with the CityTree, a new patented system, developed by a German start-up. Combine expertise in architecture, informatics, engineering and horticulture and you’ve got: Green […]
In the city of Tilburg, in the last weekend of June, Festival Mundial is organised for the 30th time. For green lovers there’s a whole department to explore: The Oasis. Sustainability is central on this festival, with a vibrant green line-up. Where other festivals take on all kinds of actions to work more sustainable, Festival […]
On Twitter I came across Rob who just started a digital venue for tree lovers. This Tree Club is only on Twitter now, but will be on Facebook soon too. “There is plenty to do, far too much trees are cut in our country”, says Rob. “Follow us, your support will eventually lead to less felling in our country, […]
The Growroom is an urban farming pavilion. It is designed for cities as ‘food producing architecture’. The good news: it is open source, printable and available for anyone to use. Standing tall as a spherical garden this structure empowers people to grow their own food much more locally in a pretty, accessible and sustainable way. […]
In my country The Netherlands, 2017 is ‘the year of the botanic gardens’. I found out that we have about 24 botanic gardens. Thats quite a lot. Talk with plants with an app? From 22 April in all gardens you can visit an exhibition that focuses on the most special plants in their collections. Remarkable fact: […]
A refreshing and revitalizing shade: Greenery, is the @Pantone colour of 2017 (15-0343). It is a symbol of new beginnings. 💚 Pantone says: “A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront – it is an omnipresent hue around the world. A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit […]