Green technologies for the street
Big, bulky plastic rain barrels have their place, but there’s more than one way to capture and store rainwater, as these 12 innovative and versatile designs and concepts prove.
Summer means more time spent outdoors in the sun, but the National Trust of Great Britain found that British families are spending an average of 43 hours per week inside and on the sofa. That’s a grand (or not-so-grand) total of 13 weeks per year.
Bamboo has been known to grow at rates up to 24 inches in a single day – just imagine if we could harness that growth to build cheap, easy and durable objects for our own without the material, transportation and design costs of a normal furniture piece.
There is a lot of discussion these days about green design and new ways to go green, be sustainable and so forth. One of the growing areas of interest is in the literal green of living walls and roofs populated by real, growing plants.
Today is Park(ing) Day , a play on words and on cities themselves in which pedestrians take over the streets and redesign parking spaces as miniature public parks around the United States and even in other countries, but (naturally) on the West Coast in particular. These activist installations range from quaint and curious to creative and complex – some are simple sod patches with perhaps a bench and a tree while others include lawn chairs, plants and other domestic patio design elements.
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Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Exemple de phytoremédiation, ici sur une ancienne plate-forme gazière de Rønnede ( Danemark ) via plusieurs espèces de saules ( Salix ). La phytoremédiation est la dépollution des sols , l' épuration des eaux usées ou l'assainissement de l'air intérieur, utilisant des plantes vasculaires , des algues (phycoremédiation) ou des champignons ( mycoremédiation ), et par extension des écosystèmes qui supportent ces végétaux.
Dalles gazon robustes destinées à l'engazonnement ou au remplissage au gravier.