Sending Emails to Trees

In 2013, the city of Melbourne, Australia assigned trees identity numbers and email addresses, making it possible for citizens to report dangerous branches or other problems that trees in their city may face or cause. However, what began as a program to benefit the city turned into something very different when people began to write thousands of emails to their favorite trees about everything and …

Cool Hunting Video: Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility

A peep inside NYC's municipal recycling reveals the vastly complex task of material recovery and reuse

New Yorkers have been required to recycle for over 25 years. While it’s part of everyday life, what happens after the bags are loaded into a truck largely remains a mystery. We recently spent the day in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn to take a look at the newly opened Sims Municipal Recycling facility that focuses on material recovery. Just one step in the …