Get The Picture About Biophilic Design

Posted on Jul 25, 2019
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Are you not entertained? We try to use the Good Earth Plant Company blog to provide information and educate people about plants, and do it in an entertaining way.

Last week at the Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Chapter annual Journalism Awards, the Good Earth Plant Company blog was named the Best Digital Blog in San Diego County! Thank you SPJSD. You like us, you really like us!

But we also recognize different people have different preferred ways of learning and absorbing information. Depending on which theory you prefer, there are either seven learning styles, or four. The VARK theory counts four: Visual, auditory, reading and writing, and kinesthetic (learning by doing). In another theory, three more methods are added: logical, social, and solitary.

So in our quest to keep improving our blog, we’re happy to give you something different this week. Green Plants for Green Buildings (GPGB) took lots of great information about biophilia and biophilic design into an outstanding infographic. GPGB is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. I’m on the board of directors. Our purpose is to communicate the aesthetic, wellbeing, and economic benefits of nature in the built environment. We are people with plants, making life better.

To help illustrate some of the most important concepts and findings, GPGB created this infographic to help people explore the design trend transforming modern workplaces: biophilic design.

GPGB is helping lead the effort to educate Americans about biophilia. Biophilia is the instinctive bond between human beings and other living organisms and living systems. Research repeatedly shows the same findings: buildings that contain features of preferred natural environments help support improved human well-being and performance when compared to buildings that don’t have any of these features. This would describe the typical cold, gray, windowless cubicle farm, or the open office floor plan with no privacy, no natural surfaces, no natural light, and no connection with nature – not even a single desk plant.

Learn about the real benefits of including nature in the built environment such as increased productivity, sense of well-being, reduced absenteeism from this joint collaboration between NewPro Containers and GPGB – and with the full support of all the Eco-Warriors at Good Earth Plant Company. If we can put these principles to work for you at your office or home, get in touch at jim@goodearthplants.com