These are miniature urban forests, also known as Miyawaki forests, that generate 100 times more biodiversity and absorb more CO2. This innovative growing method from the 1970s is the brainchild of Japanese botanist, Akira Miyawaki. He was inspired by the protected areas that thrive around Japanese temples, shrines, and cemeteries.
Ethiopia is on a mission is to build “a green and climate-resilient economy” and reverse decades of disforestation through its Green Legacy Project. In doing so, it has announced its lofty plan to plant 5 billion seedlings. As if that wasn’t ambitious enough, the dedicated country hopes this will be the first installment of a larger goal to plant 20 billion trees.
The team at Spain-based Dronecoria wants to rev up climate change and they’re hoping to do it a half a million seeds at-a-time per drone flight, and with the help of powerful nutrients and technology for ecological restoration. Dronecoria is an open-source set of tools for large scale, low cost reforestation and it’s becoming a global effort.