Green Spaces

The Productivity Equation


by Cynthia Curtis, Senior Vice President, JLL  

The perception of the role of buildings is shifting to more of an enabler of creative, innovative work, of enhanced productivity. Core to that is the view through a sustainability lens. 

The Office Farmer: Grow Your Lunch at Work

by Lexi Quint

As the late afternoon sunshine glare bounces off your computer screen, imagine you’ve traded in your keyboard for a trowel and your monitor for topsoil.

Maybe you can. Some innovative companies have discovered the calming benefits of letting their employees to tend the fields while on the clock. Gardening encourages team building, helps them de-stress, and even helps them engage in some light physical activity.

Interested in starting a community garden at work?

Timberland Announces Commitment to Restore and Create Green Spaces in Five Cities over the Next Five Years

Kicks off with Timberland Earthkeepers United We Stand Restoration Project in Mott Haven
Press Release

STRATHAM, N.H., June 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ – As an outdoor lifestyle brand, Timberland has a longstanding commitment to protecting and restoring the outdoors. Not only the great outdoors, but the city parks, community gardens and green spaces its consumers explore every day. As part of this commitment, Timberland announces a goal to double its footprint in five U.S. cities by 2020 -- but not in the way you might think.

BSR Conference 2014 Speaker Video: Robert Hammond, Executive Director, Friends of the High Line

Multimedia with summary

Robert Hammond, Executive Director, Friends of the High Line spoke at the BSR Conference 2014: Transparency and Transformation, which took place November 4-6 in New York, during a plenary session. Watch the full video now:

TD Economics Releases New Report on Value of Urban Forests Across Canada


TD Economics has released a new report that looks at the value of trees and green spaces from an economic perspective in Halifax, Montreal and Vancouver. The report shows that urban forests do much more than green our neighbourhoods.  For example:

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