I went jogging the other day and was pleasantly surprised to see shells beneath my feet! Yes, shells were used to make the pathway and I was immediately reminded of the beach on a nice sunny day (even though it was cloudy and I was miles away from any beach).
Sustainable, durable construction materials sourced from nature were used instead of gravel and concrete.
I have just discovered this is all part of the new Rail Water park "Waterspoorpark" along the Amsterdam - Rotterdam Railway, situated in my neighborhood. This park replaces the once dodgy, boring looking bush I use to avoid, giving way to an attractive green park with an accessible path. It offers several benefits including the opportunity to exercise in nature! Way to go Leidschendam-Voorburg Gemeente (Municipality). I look forward to the completion of this park as its design holds so much potential.
Now, If building and construction materials can be sourced from nature, the same principle needs to be applied to several of the products we use daily. I am convinced this would help in paving our way to a truly sustainable future - I refer to this as "blending in with Nature".
DIY with Nature
Can I hear you say you do not make anything? Well, you will be surprised by the amount of things you make or can start making and no, you do not need to be an engineer or own a factory!