Day 295 – In Milan, Italy, there is an unusual forest. A pair of residential towers are home to 900 trees and 2,000 plants (shrubs and flowers). Designed by Boeri Studios, Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) is the first of its kind. The Vertical Forest is not just visually appealing but it also aids in the construction of a microclimate, produces humidity, absorbs CO2 and dust particles and produces oxygen.
With global warming and human population on the rise, vertical forests would be very beneficial. The success of vertical forest towers in Milan is spurring similar schemes from China to Birmingham, UK and beyond.
Tomorrow, discussing how many times an item can be recycled.