Upcycling Trash into Birdhouses, the ‘Happy City Birds’ Project

Happy City Birds project

Thomas Winther, aka Dambo, is the mastermind behind the ‘Happy City Birds’ project. Dambo has created hundreds of colorful birdhouses he distributes across four cities in Denmark, including Copenhagen, for free. The coolest part of the project is that the birdhouses are upcycled from trash.

Why birdhouses? Dambo told My Modern Met, “Birds are actually great at recycling and we need to appreciate this. They eat old food, fruits, berries, and nuts lying about. In that way, they help to clean and distribute seeds around our cities, so new plants can grow."

Happt City Bird Project Birdhouses

The launch of the project consisted of hanging 250 birdhouses all over the city streets, including on the side of buildings, at the airport, on the back of street signs, in trees and pretty much anywhere else you’d expect a city dwelling bird to nest.

Colorful birdhouses in Denmark

All of the wood and other components were scrounged up from local dumpsters and trash bins. The only expense was about $40 worth of nails. Other materials were donated by volunteers.

Upcycled birdhouses on city streets

Dambo hopes his work helps spread awareness about recycling and reusing. His goal is to one day build a real house out of upcycled junk – cool idea, but make sure to keep some Febreze on-hand ;)

Via: Tree Hugger