Yet another reason why NEW YAWWWK is awesome: people taking a serious creative interest in their community. Rob Hammond and a few friends realised that no one was actually working to preserve one of Manhattan's relics, the High Line, and decided to do something about it.
Ok so sorry for the business discussion but this stuff is what interests me about the environment more than anything: how business and capitalism is going to deal with it. Plus, this story is about beer. In fact, it's about some of my favorite American beers. But enough about me and my delicious problems, watch Rob Harmon talk about how business is starting to think about longer term approaches to resource sustainability, courtesy, as always, of TED.
Sit down, feet up, strap in and start crunching on the pop corn. Here's our handycam flavoured video clip. We went all around NSW with a biodiesel converter, a few cameras and some empty cans. Enjoy...
If you asked me to picture an architect, someone like Mitch Joachim would not come to mind. Dreadlocked, fast-paced, with a sense of humour that edges on black, Joachim is a far cry from the slick, corporate type. But listening to him speak, you quickly realise that his strengths stem from the unexpected. He's passionate, charismatic, and he's got some exceptionally brilliant ideas.