The Metropolitan Forest: Madrid reveals plans to develop “the largest green infrastructure to be built in Europe”

Madrid authorities are looking to develop a 74km-long forest belt around the city’s perimeters, in what could be “the largest green infrastructure to be built in Europe in the next decade”. Hailed as El Bosque Metropolitano (the Metropolitan Forest), the huge “environmental belt” will involve the planting of more than 450,000 trees. Endemic tree species such as holly oaks, pines, poplars and strawberry trees will … Continue reading The Metropolitan Forest: Madrid reveals plans to develop “the largest green infrastructure to be built in Europe”

The Doger Café: Madrid’s canine-friendly café where visitors can enjoy a coffee and adopt a puppy

A canine-friendly cafe in Madrid, The Doger Café, is welcoming homeless puppies to find their ideal forever home. Visitors to The Doger Café in Madrid can sit down and enjoy a coffee and vegetarian food before going home with a new pet. The cafe is the first of its kinds to welcome homeless puppies and to help them find an ideal adopter. The Doger Café … Continue reading The Doger Café: Madrid’s canine-friendly café where visitors can enjoy a coffee and adopt a puppy

PlasticWaste Labyrinth art installation highlights “perils” of plastic

A giant plastic bottle maze has been used to shine a light on plastic waste and the increasing environmental hazard of plastic, to crowds of tourists at Madrid’s popular Plaza Mayor. PlasticWaste Labyrinth was constructed from thousands of plastic bottles that had been consumed in and around the plaza in the month prior to the construction of the piece. The environmental art installation, built in June, … Continue reading PlasticWaste Labyrinth art installation highlights “perils” of plastic