Saturday, March 14, 2009

How To Grow Fresh Air

We are thrilled to carry this fabulous book about how to purify your home or office. That's right, indoor air is often worse than outdoor air (the term Sick Building Syndrome corroborates). And given that on many days most of our time is spent inside, there's definitely cause to clean it up.

One way to do it? Plants!  That's right, by bringing plants inside, we can improve our air quality significantly. If you don't believe us, take it from NASA. Scientists there found that certain plants not only breathe out oxygen, but they also breathe in chemicals that are found in common items from carpets and sofas to kitchen cabinets and computer printers.

(Plants also make us feel better according to Green Plants for Green Buildings!)

This book, How To Grow Fresh Air, is written by one of those NASA scientists and contains 50 plants that will help you breathe easier indoors. And we've got this valuable resource on our shelves.

 For more expansive information on this topic, please come to one of our March workshops: 

with sustainability coach Deborah Tull 
Wednesday, March 21st and Saturday, March 25th

Photo courtesy of Treehugger.

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