Depave: Tearing up concrete in cities and transforming them into green spaces

Depave, a Portland-based non-profit, is helping local schools and businesses to transform over-paved areas into lush landscapes to soak up rainwater and help prevent flooding. By tearing up concrete and asphalt in local neighbourhoods, with the help of community groups and volunteers, Depave is replacing areas of concrete jungle with community gardens that bring people together, provide play and learning spaces, provide places to grow food, … Continue reading Depave: Tearing up concrete in cities and transforming them into green spaces

Industrious recycler living in an airplane in the midst of an Oregon forest

Retired engineer and airplane enthusiast Bruce Campbell has a unique address – a converted Boeing 727, that was once used as a Greek aircraft until the mid-1960s, which he calls home in the midst of a forest near Portland. The plane was bought for $100,000 in 1999 from Athens airport. It started off being a “work in progress” but Campbell eventually converted it into a fully functional … Continue reading Industrious recycler living in an airplane in the midst of an Oregon forest