Jody Xiong of DDB China in conjunction with the China Environmental Protection Foundation created this wonderful outdoor campaign to create a subtle visual reminder of the environmental benefits of walking versus driving. The canvas was placed in the middle of busy pedestrian crossings in Shanghai. On either side of the crossing were sponge cushions soaked in green environmentally-friendly washable and quick dry paint. As pedestrians crossed their shoe soles were imprinted with a small amount of green paint, leaving behind a trail of leaf-like footprints. Each green footprint added to the canvas like leaves growing on a bare tree. Awesome work! [source]
Waterstudio.NL is an architecture firm that specializes in creating projects that are on or near water. One of their newest projects is a towering multi-layered structure called the Sea Tree. In an effort to bring back healthy environments to harbors and rivers surrounding major cities, such as New York, these structures would be built in the rivers, lakes, or harbors that often border large metropolises and house not only sea life but also various birds, insects, and plant life. [source]
We have featured some interesting x-ray photography on our site before. While today, we will present you this incredible X-Ray inspired origami called “Oritsunagumono” created by Japanese student Takayuki Hori. The artist printed skeletons of eight endangered species on translucent paper. When laid flat, all you see are scattered bones. Once the paper is folded, the printed components are united as a whole, telling the visual story of the animal’s plight to survive in an increasingly polluted and hazardous ecosystem. Truly amazing work.
As the largest living structures on the planet, coral reefs are also among the greatest storehouses of biodiversity on Earth. While Coral Reefs are also one of the most threatened marine systems. Scientists estimate that unless we take immediate action, we could lose up to 70 percent of coral reefs by 2050.
I hope we can do something to protect our ocean, our environment. And our decedent still have the chance to see those beautiful scenery by themselves, but only on the books.
1. Maldives Coral Islands
With 26 natural atolls or groups of coral islands, the Maldives, is a part of an underwater mountain range that includes the Lakshadweep Islands and the Chagos Islands. The coral reefs and atolls that make up these islands, have grown on and around the peaks of this underwater mountain range.