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What takes your breath away – indoors

2017-10-05T08:59:10+02:00By |At Home, Research|

Spring! Welcome back! The winter is over. The windows can be opened wide again, and the stale air replaced with something fresher. While most of us already realise that that’s probably good for us, a study by the Harvard School of Public Health recently revealed that the quality of the air we breathe indoors Read More

Green surroundings alter your brain

2017-10-05T12:39:38+02:00By |At Home, Research|

Growing up and living in the concrete environment of the city does not really benefit people’s wellbeing and vitality. But why is this? What is the effect of the city on our brain? Or of nature, for that matter. IVN, the Dutch institute for nature education and durability, asked scientific journalist Mark Mieras to Read More

Green living is good for your health, in the long term

2017-10-05T12:45:54+02:00By |At Home, Research|

The results of a recent study of the University of Exeter gives extra support for all those who are committed to making the urban environment greener: the effects on your health are noticeable on the short term but continue to do their good work for a longer time (at least three years). Meanwhile, a Read More

Want to sell your house faster? Green can help.

2017-10-05T12:49:26+02:00By |At Home, Inspiration|

It’s still quite problematic to sell your house. The number of houses for sale is large and young people starting out on the housing market find it difficult to get a mortgage making the ‘train’ of buyers come to a stop. Thankfully there are ways to increase your chance of selling your house, even Read More

Are motivated people approached the right way?

2017-10-05T13:39:41+02:00By |At Home, Inspiration|

Are you a modern cosmopolitan with a high degree of social and ecological involvement, sensitive for social justice, solidarity, equality and opportunity for all? Do you feel responsible for what is happening in the world, both in the present and in the longer run? And are you careful about new trends and fads but Read More

Let plants remove particulate matter from your home

2017-10-04T21:58:14+02:00By |At Home, Research|

Did you know that chemical emission in the home is common? Emission from everyday products you wouldn't expect: building materials, cleaning products, disposables and printers are common sources of internal air pollution. More and more is becoming known about the damaging effects of particulate matter (PM) but very little attention is yet paid to Read More

It is important to age healthily. Green seems to be the forgotten ingredient.

2017-08-10T10:49:14+02:00By |At Home, Research|

Average life expectancy continues to rise and the large group of baby boomers is starting to reach pensionable age. Vitality is consequently an increasingly important theme, as the longer people are able to live independently, the less the cost of health care is likely to spiral out of control. This also applies for residential care Read More

Have a chat with plants!

2017-10-05T14:15:52+02:00By |At Home, Inspiration|

Can plants talk? And, better still, can we talk to plants? The answer to both questions is yes. Research is constantly teaching us more about how plants communicate, which therefore also shows us how intelligent and complex plant communication is. Artist Collective World Wilder Lab and Prof. Bert van Duijn from Fytagoras have together Read More