The Rooftop House, in Maui, designed by dekleva gregorič architects.
In the middle of the ocean, far away from almost everything, the home becomes crucially important and serves as a social venue for the owners: the Rooftop House is composed of a fluid public space that encloses several self-contained private units.
The surface of the roof is an accessible open space that covers the whole area of the house and serves as a folded wooden sky deck, that materially and topologically integrates the house with the landscape.
😘😋🎬🎥Con "cámaras ocultas" monitorean y protegen especies en peligro de extinción.
Gracias a ellas se han podido controlar amenazas a la fauna chilena en peligro de extinción como el zorro de Darwin, el huillín y también detectar hábitat del huemul.
Conocidas como “cámaras trampa”, estos dispositivos son parte de cuatro proyectos de monitoreo en parques nacionales @Conaf y Áreas de Alto Valor de Conservación de #empresas forestales, entre #Biobio y #LosRios , #Chile .
"Hidden cameras" monitor and protect endangered species.
Thanks to them it has been possible to control threats to the endangered Chilean fauna like the Darwin fox, huillín and huemul.
Known as "trap cameras," these devices are part of four monitoring projects in National Parks and High Conservation Value Areas of forest companies, between # Biobío and #LosRios , #Chile .
@wwf @conaf.chile #chileanforestrysector#environment#sustentabilidade#empresasforestales
Meet Joey and J’aime, residents at South Africa’s Rhino Orphanage. Joey was rejected by his mother a few days after he was born. J'aime survived stab wounds after being attacked by poachers.
The Rhino Orphanage is a NFP in the Limpopo Province and was founded by Arrie van Deventer in 2012. The orphanage is the first specialist, dedicated, non-commercial centre that cares for orphaned and injured baby rhinos with the only aim of releasing them back into the wild. It was created as the result of a lack of a specialized place for rearing baby rhinos who have been orphaned as a consequence of the current poaching crisis which feeds the illegal trade in horns. The Orphanage rescues more than rhinos too!
Though located in California, Why We Are Vegan strives to build compassion and community worldwide. We encourage you to support rescues and sanctuaries all over the world as your heart calls and to share how you are making a difference with all those who will listen. Because spreading compassion is the biggest step we can all take -- and yet such a small and effortless one -- to improve the quality of life, our environment, our world, and our planet. Pass it on! <3 <3 <3
The old adage “You are what you eat” actually starts in the soil. Full of organic matter and the nutrients like omega-3, beta-carotene and fatty acids, it is the root of good food. This isn’t lost on East End businesses, many of which practice sustainable farming to keep the soil and environment healthy. These practices ensure that when the farm moves to a person’s table, the food is as safe as it is delicious. Step behind the fence at @8HandsFarm, @bedellcellars and @amagansettfood on lipulse.com. // 📸 mary demaio
#mondaymotivation - Do you want to live a more Eco friendly lifestyle but aren't exactly sure where to start? We highly recommend incorporating more bamboo products into your life. Our toothbrush handles are biodegradable and the bristles are recyclable! 🐼
People often ask what it's like to work in a country as unstable as Honduras and how the forest can be saved. For me the most important answers are in why things are the way they are, so let's talk about intersectionality:
🌱 This year, farmers in Buenos Aires sold their coffee for about $0.427 USD/pound, and an above average-sized family farm might have yielded 1,000 pounds of beans. Corporations buy the coffee at rock bottom prices almost entirely unregulated by government, leaving an entire family with less than $500 USD in gross annual income.
🐗 The surrounding "protected" area suffers huge losses from poaching and illegal logging. These activities provide extra (or any) family income in an area with few employment options and absolutely no access to public health care, social services or education past grade six, not to mention the staggering insecurity in the region due in part to police corruption and organized crime. This part of Honduras also sends one of the highest numbers of undocumented immigrants per capita annually to the United States in the world. Connection?
👪 Acknowledging intersectionality is understanding that no issue, environmental or not, can be separated from its socioeconomic context. Poachers, illegal loggers, corrupt police, people who commit crimes are PEOPLE. Parents, siblings, cousins who want a better life for themselves and their loved ones, which may be next to impossible given the opportunities available to them.
📰☑💬 Natural areas like Cusuco cannot truly be protected until broken government systems that perpetuate poverty and take away the agency of so many people (many would-be environmental stewards) are fixed. Social, political and economic insecurity stems from lack of government involvement in protecting and caring for its people. This is why political engagement is one of the most important aspects of (environmental) advocacy.
🐦 Local farmer, business man and community leader and overall badass Don Antonio was kind enough to let us plant trees on his coffee farm in 2015 in an attempt to bring more birds to his farm to control pests and preserve biodiversity. This is my tree in 2016 and 2015 🌴🌳➡