Whoa! Why didn’t I discover iNaturalist sooner? It’s an app that helps you identify the plants and animals around you by connecting with a community of over a million scientists and naturalists. By recording and sharing your observations, you’ll create research quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature. iNaturalist is a joint initiative by the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society.
This is the world I want to believe in: Barcelona’s Liceu opera house reopens for performance to an audience of 2,292 potted plants. My heart!
I am not the beauty blogger type, but these Reusable Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads deserve a plug. I use and love them.
Wander: Natascha McElhone Reads Hermann Hesse’s 100-Year-Old Love Letter to Trees in a Virtual Mental Health Walk Through Kew Gardens
Hélène Le Drogou was concerned with the plastic waste that contaminates the Colombian Amazon and decided to do something about it. She collaborated with Industrial Designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón and talented textile artisans from Cauca and started making these stunning PET Lamps. I love people that don’t complain but instead go ahead and make things better.
ELIOOO is a brand new book, by Antonio Scarponi, teaching you how to grow food in your apartment using inexpensive IKEA boxes. The system uses hydroponics, a farming technique that can be used to grow plants in water instead of soil. Hydroponics allows you to save up to 90% of water used in traditional agriculture systems, requires much less space, and you don’t have to worry about watering the plants.
Martha Stewart is currently running the American Made competition and my vote goes to DeAnna Reposa’s Shopping Bag System. It all started when she wanted to use reusable bags but couldn’t find a bag that she liked. Each bag had either a store logo or was made of materials that were too flimsy to keep the food safe from getting smashed. So she created her own.
I just remembered growing Garden Cress as a little kid.
(File that under random memory resurfacing being a parent.)
Wow, I am *so* the mom of a little boy. Look at me posting about toy cars, twice in a row. Love this Green Toys School Bus. Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk containers!
More about the Project, taken from their site:
24 Presenters. 24 Time Zones. 13 Languages. 1 Message. 24 Hours of Reality is a worldwide event to broadcast the reality of the climate crisis. It will consist of a new multimedia presentation created by Al Gore and delivered once per hour for 24 hours, representing every time zone around the globe. Each hour people living with the reality of climate change will connect the dots between recent extreme weather events — including floods, droughts and storms — and the manmade pollution that is changing our climate. We will offer a round-the-clock, round-the-globe snapshot of the climate crisis in real time. The deniers may have millions of dollars to spend, but we have a powerful advantage. We have reality.
This oddly shaped yellow recycled cardboard basket would look good in a kid’s room, or my yellow-obsessed-studiomates’ apartment.