Leading Trends Website WikiTrend.org Sees "Environmental Upcycling" as the Next Big Thing

The trend includes and underground park, plastic homes, and gardens on top of city busses

New York, NY, August 18, 2013 --(PR.com)-- WikiTrend.org, the leading website for crowd-sourced trends, is reporting an upswing in environmentally-friendly upcycling. The trend refers to the repurposing of large scale public and private spaces in creative eco-friendly ways.

While planting gardens on urban rooftops is not a new trend, in recent weeks, WikiTrend.org has seen a surge in stories from around the world that suggest a growth in the trend to create spaces that are even more environmentally sensitive. Spaces that were previously ignored or discarded are being upcycled in creative new ways that creating welcome new spaces in cramped or impoverished areas.

In New York City, for example, an abandoned trolley line is slated to become an underground park called the Lowline, as a counterpoint to that city's Highline elevated park across town. In Bolivia, empty plastic soda bottles are being upcycled to build houses. In Amsterdam, gardens are being planted on the roofs of city busses. And in San Francisco, a portion of the baseball stadium where the Giants play is being turned into an organic garden that will supply the stadium's many restaurant outlets.

"These trends are driven by the realization that seemingly endless resources are actually limited," says Daniel Levine, a trends expert and keynote speaker who serves as the editorial director of WikiTrend.org. "People are realizing that the amounts of natural resources and open space that remain available are continuously shrinking. That’s why we’re seeing spaces being turned green and previously discarded items being reused for unintended purposes.”

About Daniel Levine
Daniel Levine is one of the world's best known trends experts and a professional keynote speaker with over 10 years’ experience delivering compelling presentations worldwide. He is the Director of The Avant-Guide Institute, a leading consumer trends consultancy based in New York City and the leader of an international team of Trend Spotters who track the latest ideas and experiences from around the globe. Find him on the Web at www.DanielLevine.com

About WikiTrend.org
Updated daily, WikiTrend.org is the home of trendsetting ideas, products and experiences for fun, insight, inspiration and profit. For thinkers, entrepreneurs, innovators and marketers, WikiTrend.org is a fantastic resource offering powerful insight into what global consumers are thinking and feeling. Find them on the Web at www.WikiTrend.org.

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