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vertical garden inspiration
28
Jan

Vertical Gardens

Vertical gardens are not a new concept. Traditionally, they have been used in commercial settings – large office spaces, foyer areas and large retailers. However, vertical gardens are no longer restricted to office and shop spaces. Vertical gardens are now an achievable option in the residential environment too. Vertical gardens can provide a connection to...
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desk plant nature
19
Nov

Benefits of Desk Plants in the Workplace

The benefits of desk plants in the workplace seem obvious.  However, as research in this area increases, there is now proof of the health and productivity benefits.  Providing desk plants for workers is no longer just a “nice touch”.  It is an important part of creating a healthy workplace. Desk plants improve indoor air quality...
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melbourne cup emirates english garden
10
Nov

Inspiration For Your Next Event Preparation

Spring has sprung!  And so has the party season!  With the recent excitement of last week’s Melbourne Cup Day, there have been plenty of high profile corporate events on show to get you inspired for your next event preparation.  Booking event hire options can be overwhelming.  Taking inspiration from recent Melbourne Cup Birdcage marquees is...
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rockpool event plant hire
02
Nov

Plants For Hire – Events

So you’ve got a big event to plan for and you need to ‘knock the socks off’ your guests?!  Well you’ve come to the right place!  Whether you’re planning a wedding, a product launch, a promotion or corporate event, a photo shoot or a themed event, using plants for hire as a way to create...
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green media wall
26
Oct

Green Media Walls

These days it’s hard to find that extra edge when planning an event. In this time poor, budget savvy climate, you need the “wow factor” without the price tag and without spending too much time and effort. Media walls, and in particular, green media walls, are the perfect solution for event managers, event coordinators and...
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30
Dec

Interior Plants for Sustainable Facility Ecology and Workplace Productivity

Margaret Burchett, Fraser Torpy & Jane Tarran; Plants and Indoor Environmental Quality Group; and Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney. Human ecology (humans in their relationships with the environment) has a history extending up to two million years. Our species has continued to be biologically well adapted to ‘nature’ over this period. We are...
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30
Nov

How Nature Contributes to our Wellbeing and Broader Societal Benefits

School of Health and Social Development Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences, ‘Healthy Parks, healthy people’ 2nd edition March 2008, Deakin University Burwood, Melbourne. Research from many different sectors including urban planning, community development, physical and mental health, tourism, education, recreation, ecology and park management (urban and protected area). This diversity of perspectives...
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25
Oct

Do Plants in the Office Promote Good Health?

Prof. Dr. Tøve Fjeld,  Agricultural University of Norway, As/Oslo. A modern lifestyle presents us with a new situation in terms of psychological perspectives on our health. The study of the effect which our environment has on us is called ‘environmental psychology’. Studies in this field have clearly shown that our environment has a significant effect...
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10
Oct

The How of Happiness

Penguin Press New York Happiness Enhancing Strategies with permission from Sonja Lyubomirsky A scientific approach to getting the life you want. Download PDF
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21
Sep

20 Simple Tips to be Happy Now

Dr. Timothy Sharp, founder of The Happiness Institute and Author of “The Happiness Handbook”. Download PDF
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15
Sep

Daily Happiness Checklist

The Happiness Institute Sydney A checklist of positive steps towards ultimate happiness. What is happiness? Happiness is a term that covers a range of positive emotions. Ultimately it means different things to different people; it’s an entirely subjective experience. For some, the experience of happiness is one of predominately “high arousal” feelings such as joy...
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15
Aug

How Plants affect Human Health

Associate Professor Mardie Townsend, Deakin University Victoria. Humans are dependent psychologically on nature. Read about the environment and wellbeing. Download PDF
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