The Legacy Trail – Video Documentary

Music, video and production by Lyle Trush.

This is a video documentary of the Legacy Trail in Sarasota Florida. My goals is to show all the natural beauty and inspire others to visit this amazing place we have to explore more of Florida.

All the footage was taken on Venice Island and is only a small part of this amazing trail. I hope you enjoy and please feel free to leave your comments or email me if you have any suggestions or questions.

If you don’t see the video you may go to this direct link: http://youtu.be/H0zzUrsh77Y

“The Legacy Trail is the regional backbone of a recreational and nature based trail system connecting communities across Sarasota County and stretching into neighboring Charlotte County. The Legacy Trail offers several areas to stop, rest, learn about its history or just enjoy the natural beauty surrounding the trail.”

For more information please visit: http://scgov.net/legacytrail/

– Lyle

Futuristic edible containers

This is some-what related to the lecture about endangered animals, since one of the contributing factors is pollution that does not decompose. I happened to chance upon this article and would like to share.

Perhaps the future of food containers being eco-friendly has more hope, as can be seen by this work-in-progress invention. David Edwards, who came up with “inhalable food”, has taken inspiration from Nature’s form of packaging food such as egg shells and fruit peels. These WikiCells are capable of containing anything from juices, water, wine and chocolate. The containers are membranes created out of “biodegradable polymer and particles of food, held together with electrostatic forces instead of something less appetizing like glue.” The food particles give the membrane flavor, one of the examples being an orange-flavoured membrane with orange juice in it.

Although they are currently leaning on the biodegradable side rather than being edible, Edward is working on making them more delicious, and when he does, it will most likely appear first as a novelty item in restaurants and special stores. The ultimate idea is to come up with a machine that allows rural folks to create their own containers without having to rely on plastics.

So once you finish with the goods inside, you can simply dispose of the container or bottle by eating that too. Genius! I really hope that this kind of container becomes the norm, for a better nature-friendly future! No more plastic-filled albatrosses!

Source link: http://dvice.com/archives/2012/03/wikicell-bottle.php

– Shan Wu