Is it possible for a tree to become a part of interior or does it have to be cut down? Is it really so difficult to design a green bridge over a highway so that wild animals can freely get from one part of the forest to another? I know that for some of us these things are trivial. Today, however, when mother nature needs our help, such little things do matter. The solutions shown below prove that it only takes a moment of thought to create a functional design and give the nature a chance. You might have come across some of them before, but I am sure that others will really surprise you.
#1 This restaurant decided to ‘invite’ the tree inside instead of cutting it down
#2 This rubbish bin has a shelf for returnable bottles. Nobody has to dig inside to find them now.
#3 This ‘tunnel’ helps tortoises get to the other side of the railway track. Japan
#4 Green bridges allow animals to cross the highway safely
#5 Christmas island has got over 30 bridges and passages that let red crabs get to the beach
#6 Biodegradable cutlery where the fork handle accommodates the knife
#7 A fireplug in a park, also working as a fountain for people and their pets
#8 While pouring water from this device you also learn how many plastic bottles have been consequently eliminated
#9 Why cut down a tree if it can stand in the centre of a roundabout?
#10 National Geographic delivered in paper, without any foil
#11 A squirrel bridge between trees
#12 The person who designed the fence took into consideration the tree roots so that they wouldn’t have to be cut off
#13 This bridge over an Australian highway has got a camera at its ends so that you can see the ‘pedestrians’
#14 A green attempt from a brewery facilitating cans recycling
#15 This restaurant put some potted plants under water taps so that not even a drop would be wasted
#16 A 90-year old tree growing right in the middle of a restaurant