A vertical forest is expected to be completed this year in Milan. There are two tower apartment complexes which contain a total of 400 residential units. The facade of the buildings will be covered with 730 trees, 5,000 shrubs, and 11,000 perennial plants. It is expected to have the same ecological impact as 10,000 square meters of forest.
Aside from fighting smog and producing oxygen, the foliage is expected to provide insulation to the residential units.
Yes. This is how cities should be. Green the cities as one of several steps in making them more habitable, and build up and not out, so that we can free up more lateral space for wildlife again.
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The entertainment industry serves as an important psychological tool of the system, possibly even when it is dishing out large amounts of sex and violence. Entertainment provides modern man with an essential means of escape. While absorbed in television, videos, etc., he can forget stress, anxiety, frustration, dissatisfaction. Many primitive peoples, when they don’t have work to do, are quite content to sit for hours at a time doing nothing at all, because they are at peace with themselves and their world. But most modern people must be constantly occupied or entertained, otherwise they get “bored,” i.e., they get fidgety, uneasy, irritable.
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i like staying up at unhumanly hours but i also like getting 12 hours of sleep do u see my problem
reasons why babies are not needed:
- head to body ratio is uneven
- when was last time baby contribute to dinner time conversation
- baby unable to hunt for the clan
- baby is slow and usually racist
It pisses me off that people say America has no culture. First of all, it’s no one’s fault—-in fact, it’s beautiful that America is so diverse that a distinct culture is hard to pinpoint. Second, America is a young nation, when people think “culture”, they’re looking for things that have stood for thousands of years. A 238 year old country doesn’t have things like that. And third, America does have culture, a culture so complex that I can barely explain it in this post. Historically, America’s greatest writers, artists, architects and musicians—-culture. Little things like the fact that most Americans shower every day, the way Americans greet each other, our view that husbands and wives should be equal in the home the thought that a group of friends should equally split expenses when together ,our etiquette at weddings, funerals and other gatherings and our etiquette and mannerisms in general and everything we consider to be socially acceptable—-all examples of culture. Go travel the world and you’ll see that things aren’t the same everywhere you go. It’s easy not to realize what your own culture is when you’re living it. And don’t even get me started on regional culture; etiquette, architecture, foods, an so on in the Southeast, New England, Southwest, etc are all different. Think about these things when you try to make a joke that American culture is nothing burgers and football.
I’m gonna go ahead and just point out that we probably don’t deserve to have a culture considering how many others we’ve completely obliterated
I’d never deny that my country doesn’t have culture but I’d definitely argue that we’ve killed a hundred others exponentially more beautiful so honestly fuck america
yeah, but not all of us killed everyone. i haven’t, clearly. don’t blame everyone for what a few hundred - maybe a thousand people did.
I understand that and I totally agree, I love the people of America too much to ever completely condemn it
We have amazing artists of every medium and we’re very progressive but no one wants to talk about the elephant in the room
Which is that everything we have we got through genocide and slavery. Our land? Natives’. Our wealth? Exploitation of black slaves. Where are we getting cheap labor nowadays, now that slavery is illegal? Nope, still slaves! Now its in sweatshops in other countries that include children and awful working conditions. But because its not actually happening in America it’s okay!
We have a national obsession with feeding children in Africa and yet we turn a completely fucking blind eye when they get droned in the Middle East. We claim to spread democracy and yet we orchestrate assassinations and coups and we set up our own government.
We openly spy on our own citizens and allow cops to harass, attack, and kill black people with no ramifications whatsoever.
So the people of America? I feel bad for us but I believe we mean well in the end.
But fuck our government.
Fuck our history.
Fuck our wealth.
Fuck our stupid imperialism under the guise of spreading peace.
Fuck our obsession with spending money that doesn’t exist on things we don’t need just because we want to be the king of the fucking hill.
I’m probably on a watchlist just for being angry about this shit.
Ur not on a watch list because of ur rants on tumblr…because the government doesn’t give a shit. Nothing you say on here will put you on a watch list except if you make terrorist threats and the like.
i was (mostly) kidding
but you are aware that the US specifically watches and tracks over 700,000 people right
it’s incredibly easy to get put in the database, it’s all just fuckin paperwork
and once you’re in, you’re in for life
so while i don’t actually believe that i myself am on this list, i’m sure a lot of people are who don’t deserve to be for very non-violent reasons
or that guy who worked for American Airlines for 13 years before being put on a no-fly list for apparently no reason
or the fact that they put an 18 MONTH OLD BABY ON THERE
god don’t even defend this shit nate you’re smarter than that
"There is a bomb in this airport. and that bomb is me. I am the bomb." I say as I am tackled by the airport police. "Please remove the aviators out of my back pocket and put them on for me. I need everyone to see how cool I look with them on!" I yell as I am being handcuffed and arrested
Worth it. Putting this on my bucket list.
please do not do this
Women make up 49.5% of the world
Do 2/3 of the labor
But only own 1% of the wealth
So ima need u to shut the fuck up if u think sexism doesn’t exist
Actually, not even The Atlantic wants a piece of that one.
US single women alone triple that figure.
Also, maybe you want to rethink repeating stats Robin Morgan made up, you know, considering she’s a raging transmisogynist.
And Harvard Business review finds American women controlling 51.3% of American wealth, which assuming that Canada, Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark are all misogynistic hellholes where women (and really, we mean ciswomen as your use of Morganite bullshit demonstrates) are barred from owning any and all property, that still leaves about 11% of the world’s wealth controlled by American women alone.
Who would even believe that statistic of women only owning one percent of global wealth/property ?