Eco-Design and Sustainability
As populations grow, so do our cities and neighborhoods. We expand more and more into local environments and make our world a little less green.
So, what do we do about this?
Thankfully, as the years go by and people become more and more aware, there are many advancements in architecture, design, and consumer awareness as we learn more and more about the world around us!
First, let's talk about why we focus so heavily on eco-friendly design in urban areas. Urban areas affect the local environment and the world at large in many ways. Some positive, some negative.
We believe in the value of ensuring that people have homes, but city sprawls can result in heavy pollution if not designed properly, or having no countermeasures taken.
Just because you don't live in a big city, doesn't mean that suburban homes get off easy! In fact, due to the differences in population density, many single-family homes have higher environmental impacts than townhomes or duplexes.
For example; Lawns. Lawns are large areas where only grass and a few specific breeds of flowers are grown, kept trim. This harms biodiversity in both flora and fauna! Invasive species find their homes on these lawns, and they often drive out native inhabitants, like butterflies and birds.
A good example of eco-design would be using an alternative type of lawn, such as clover or moss, or any other native species! This will encourage eco-diversity, take less care and upkeep, and is really good for the local environment. Not to mention, it looks fantastic!
This apartment building doesn't just host 500 people, it houses over 5,000 trees, and many native shrubs and grasses. This low-maintenance greenery will absorb around 20 tonnes of carbon dioxide while putting out approx. 10 tonnes of oxygen.
Building our cities vertically allows for more land to be placed aside for parks and protected environments, and blending nature allows for more beautiful and eco-friendly cities.
Imagine: Sleeping on a latex mattress, and looking outside to see the very trees that were tapped for it, alive and providing a vital role in the ecosystem! It's a thought that can easily become reality, if only we work towards it.
We value eco-friendly designs and sustainability! But, rather than designing entire cities, the average person can make a fantastic impact just by buying and supporting eco-friendly causes!
Our latex plantations also absorb CO2 and put out oxygen. In fact, in addition to being organic and biodegradable, our factories are carbon negative! This means we take in more carbon dioxide than we put out, ultimately improving the environment and your sleep quality!
There's so much we can do to support the environment, from buying a latex mattress to an eco friendly apartment, every action counts!