Love those trees!

If anyone has any doubt about the restorative qualities of trees, and their role as allies in an overheating world, this provides several convincing arguments. Reblogged from The Creative Flux.

The Creative Flux

November 2, 2010

As most people hopefully know – other than the obvious need to curb our own greed and short term gains-philosophy,  the plant world is our greatest ally in combating our rapidly progressing climate change. Our planet’s forested areas act as giant sponges, absorbing pollution and carbon dioxide and, in return, supply us living creatures with oxygen. In addition, they support countless ecosystems, including a seemingly endless variety of species. In urban settings, parkland and green areas act as temperature regulators of a phenomenon commonly referred to as “the heat island effect”. (Which is the reason cities are always hotter than rural areas, as asphalt and concrete reflects the solar heat, as opposed to absorbs it.) In addition, medical research is highly dependent on an unbroken continuity of botanical diversity. I read somewhere that over 98% of new medicines stem from new discoveries in the plant world, which…

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About annamadeit

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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