Saturday, 21 March 2009

Kamal Meattle on how to grow your own fresh air

Kamal Meattle on how to grow your own fresh air | Video on TED.com

A simple but effective approach to greening up your office, home or other spaces regularly used.

I work in an open-plan shared office space on the first floor of an old building where our air conditioning is always on (cooling or heating) and often is not well regulated. While we still have the capacity to open windows for fresh air, I tend to notice at the end of a day in the office, that I feel 'out of sorts' (although some would attribute that to my role no doubt!), with dry eyes and skin, and feeing lethargic and 'stale'.

It might be worth taking up Kamal's ideas here are seeing how things might change!

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

My office is entirely aircon, no opening windows at all. I have my own plants, plus a couple I've rescued from the 'plant people' - they of the vegetatively challenged. I'm convinced my little corner of the floor has better air than elsewhere. Nice clip, Marg, thanks.

Anonymous said...

It sure would be nice if I could read a SIMPLE LIST of the 3 plants.
No it is the new way of this "communicating" society to blog it te witter it, video it to death with out ever revealing the central Information the entire premise is based on!
I don't have a morning to spend googling confering etc>
Gees! Try a little Greatest Gen DIRECT INFORMATION!

Stephen Adams said...

I think choosing plants to improve indoor environments is a good idea.
However, two of the three plants mentioned in Kamal Meattle's talk are toxic to cats and dogs.

I'd love to see a nice short-list of plants covering the same functions but acceptable for a home with pets.

BodyMindfull said...

Stephen,

I did a quick search and found this list of indoor plants, some of which are considered non-toxic to birds and pets.

I guess it would depend on your pet and also the plants you'd chose, to do further checks.

Thanks for commenting.