Ways to #MakeOurPlanetGreatAgain

When the President of America withdrew the United States of America from the Paris agreement of over 190 countries working together to combat climate change, the President of France sought to awaken a fresh rallying for this cause.

The hashtag #MakeOurPlanetGreatAgain is based on a twist on the President of America’s election campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” to the President of France’s “Make Our Planet Great Again”See how this all unfolded in the news.

The new website encourages global responsibility towards our planet and encourages innovation into finding new and better ways to protect the environment.

Taking care of the environment is, and always has been, at the heart of the Benholm Group and we are pleased to share with you the following 5 ways to #MakeOurPlanetGreatAgain:

The Benefits Of Plants

Whilst about 70% of the surface area of the earth is covered with water, the remaing 30% has a significant proportion covered with green leafy flora demonstrating how critical plants are to our planets ecosystem.

We are passionate about plants and the benefits they bring to every type of organisation. Plants have been proved to help purify the air we breathe, remove harmful toxins from the air, produce oxygen whilst removing carbon dioxide and increase humidity. We know, through the science of Biophilic Design, that the presence of nature (such as office plants) has a positive impact on the wellbeing of humanity helping us to become healthier, happier, more effective and more productive.

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Our natural peatlands act as important stores of carbon which help tackle damage to the environment from carbon emissions.  Peat soils, particularly in Scotland, can absorb around 25 times as much carbon as all other plant life in the UK. Read more here…

The Enviroculture planting system is a peat-free and soil-free system that is clean, pure and sustainable and demonstrates Environmental Excellence. Additionally, the risk of soil-borne pests and bacteria is eliminated making it ideal for eating areas and other clean, hygienic spaces. 

This sustainable range of designer plant containers are manufactured from recycled office equipment. They are available in a range of colours and styles and can be branded with #MakeOurPlanetGreatAgain and/or your organisation’s logo or strapline.

ISO 14001 Accreditation

The use of the peat-free Enviroculture planting system can help organisation demonstrate environmental excellence and assist in achieving ISO 14001 accrediation.

Our own ISO 14001 accreditation takes into account our commitment to the use of the Enviroculture planting system as well as our purpose-built, eco-friendly premises. 

Green Tourism

We are proud of the fact that the Benholm Group has passed the Green Tourism supplier assessment and we are now officially listed in the Green Directory of Eco-Friendly Products.

Enviroculture Plant Displays are not just to make your premises look great but they are also good for the environment and this has been recognised by Green Tourism.

Why not take another step today to help Make Our Planet Great Again by contacting us to arrange a free design consultation or request a free no-obligation quotation. 

Varied lush live plants and natural materials create natural biophilic entrance to Everyman cinema Princes Square Glasgow
Green wall panels filled with plant species on castors to divide and separate open plan space in a modern office space

Office plants are natural works of art

Back in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s office plants consisted of a limited range of standard plant species in regular styles – on canes or stems or in a bush shape – the primary consideration being the ease by with they could be maintained in an office environment.

Things have moved on. Office plants are now considered by many companies to be just as important as work of art adorning their offices as their function in making the work environment healthier and more comfortable.  Biophilic Design is an important part of this whole movement.

Plant growers around the world are adapting to this and are producing more “weird and wonderful” plants every day. Their ingenuity and innovation are outstanding! 

For example, these incredible pieces of rainforest are from an area that was hit by devastating hurricanes a few years ago.

Most of the trees were blown over and damaged yet in the fertile ground they continued to grow and what we have now is some unique living art sculptures.

In the right location, these could make stunning natural living art features!

A sneak peek into some of the more unusual trees and plants that our growers have in stock are shown below just to provide a little taster of what can be achieved. These are all unique pieces and subject to availability.

Contact us to discuss your requirements and get some ideas for your location or to see what might be available now.

Traditional stone columns and exposed beams in converted offices draped with ivy and foliage make it warm and welcoming
Live green tone plants and leafy foliage create an oversized floral display in a silver planter to welcome staff and guests
Modern office reception area with live Ficus Microcarpa Bonsai specimen plant in tall tapered square designer container, plant