The Green Walls of Home

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Source: Greenwall Source: Greenwall

Whenever I go to look at comments as to why humans feel less stress when they have access to green areas – parks, forests, gardens – I come across a multiplicity of suggestions. We like the color green because it represents harmony and trust to us; green spaces encourage social contact and thus a healthier interaction between individuals; access to green spaces usually indicates a certain level of safety in a neighborhood or area, and people are more likely to walk outside and get some exercise.

Why do we feel better in the presence of plants and trees and green than we do without them? Maybe we’re just like any other creature – the presence of greenery means the presence of life.

Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France Source: GreenRoofsAustralasia Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France
Source: GreenRoofsAustralasia

This might explain why work productivity seems to go up in buildings with green walls. This article describes

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