Will having gardens in skyscrapers help with the air quality?



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    Gardens in or on skyscrapers will certainly help the air quality as plants filter and convert Co2 into oxygen. Plants also filter many other toxins that can be found inside buildings and office spaces as seen in a recent NASA study. As the quest to “go green” is becoming increasingly popular in urban areas more interesting and eco-friendly design is emerging. Check out the top ten green skyscrapers that will be built in the near future for some interesting new concepts. If you work in an indoor setting you might consider bringing in some plants to help purify your air. The bamboo palm and peace lilly are two top choices for cleaner air.

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    Absolutely. Growing gardens on rooftops offers a great opportunity to produce local vegetables and fruits. Along with the carbon being sucked up by the plants, they will also be saving pollution that would otherwise come from importing those fruits and vegetables to your local grocery store through thousands of miles of transporting. 

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    A professor at Columbia University by the name of Dr. Dickson Despommier is a founding innovater in the area. His concentrations are in environmental sciences and microbiology. The idea behind the farming skyscrapers is to provide food to land deficient populations, so any urban area with a highly concentrated population would benefit greatly from this kind of urban farming.  Despommier proposes that 150 of his vertical towers could feed all of New York City. The skyfarms are also ecofreidnly in that they are huge greenhouses, which protect crops from weather and pests and contaminated run-off. Sky farms could also help the rainforest; forest land that is being destroyed for farming could be reforested, which would help reduce global warming. That is the number one way that gardens in skyscrapers could help air quality: by reducing global warming. None such sky scraper farms exist yet, but we could see the rise of this type of innovation in the next five to ten years. 

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