It’s called premeditation, and it’s what plants do anytime they improve the quality of surrounding air, soil or water, whether indoors or out.
We all know that plants need carbon dioxide to survive, which we produce for them, and they, in turn, gift us with precious oxygen. Unfortunately, we also know that, as humans, we’ve tipped the delicate balance by over-producing CO2 while simultaneously deforesting the planet.
What many of us don’t know is that plants do much more for air quality than we’ve described. In fact, plants absorb many gases that, in large quantities, are harmful to people, known as VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Some of these include:
Benzyne - found in cigarette smoke, plastics, and pesticides
Formaldehyde - not only used as a preservative but also found in cigarette smoke, dish soap and cosmetics
Toluene - found in petroleum-based indoor coatings
TCE (Trichloroethylene) - found in cleaning agents, insecticides, and plastics
Alpha-pinene - found in synthetic paints and odorants
Nitrogen dioxide - emitted by combustion engines
Ammonia - found in fertilizers and cleaning products
Although it’s not yet clear to scientists how plants use many of these compounds, the fact remains that they do absorb them through their pores, thereby saving us from breathing them in.
Not only that, but leafy greens are great at collecting particulate matter, or the dust motes, dirt particles and other unsavory things we’d rather not be breathing in on a daily basis.
The Connection Between Good Air and Companies’ Bottom Lines
According to the CDC, asthma rates have been rising dramatically for years and currently affects one in every 13 people. Studies have shown that young people that live in urban environments are especially susceptible, mostly due to the rise in toxic VOCs they’re constantly being exposed to.
Of course, the well-being of people in any environment we’re responsible for should be concern number one. We want people who work, live in or patronize our buildings to be healthy and happy. But when both those things are compromised, so is your business.
Enter the Sagegreenlife Living Wall
We’ve got your back. You don’t have to be a horticulturist, master gardener or even be able to keep a cactus alive to have a lush, air-purifying, show-stopping work of living art on display either in or outside your building, making people happier, healthier and, yes, inspired, every time they see it.
Sagegreenlife is a one-of-kind company dedicated to health, psychological well-being, increased production, increased revenue and making people fall in love with, and be inspired by, their surroundings.
Our system is the only living wall that can survive extreme climates inside or out and we tailor to your tastes and design needs. We offer both built-in and mobile walls that are low-maintenance and self-sustaining.
The best part is, from planning to installation, you can have a fully-grown wall wowing your clients, employees, tenants or investors in roughly 8-10 weeks, depending on the scope of the project.
We invite you to check out our website to see examples and find out how the system works. If you like what you see, we’d love to talk with you about how Sagegreenlife can improve your air quality, aesthetic appeal, community regard and, ultimately, your bottom line.