20 Aug '11, 7am

@WolfgangFeist @PassivHausIGUA Passive House it's like Sunflower helping to protect our beautiful world:

@WolfgangFeist @PassivHausIGUA Passive House it's like Sunflower helping to protect our beautiful world:

Project leader Shinji Handa explains the long term plan. Sunflower seeds will be sold to citizens and volunteers who will plant them in as many places as possible around the stricken area next year. The plants and seeds that grow from the contaminated soil will be gathered and disposed of safely, but meanwhile, they will create a brilliant yellow landscape, a kind of spectacle of hope and healing that will ideally be visible from space. In addition to leaving 23,000 people dead or missing, the earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima power plant, which has been leaking radioactive material for several months. But sunflowers represent a hopeful beacon and a symbol of reconstruction, and as they grow, they help to absorb cesium from the soil. Sunflowers and plants with similar biology were also used in radioactive cleanup efforts after the Chernobyl disaster in the Ukraine.

Full article: http://greenharmonyhome.com/wordpress/?p=3050

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