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New BioWall Installation at UMD Stamp Student Union

Wall of Wellness Stamp’s New Vertical Garden Promotes Sustainability, Health for Visitors By Carly Taylor ’19 / Feb 13, 2019 Some might turn to yoga and others to a bag of chips to deal with everyday stress. Now the Stamp is offering a new way to extinguish it. With the help of a University Sustainability Fund grant, students, faculty and staff can now reap the benefits of a vertical garden …Read More

The Benefits of Biophilia: Health and Business

Large urban centers not only impact our environment but they also have significant impact on  the health of the people who live in and around them. Research shows that when urbanites have regular contact with nature it improves their health, leading to substantial reductions in financial costs for businesses. In Baltimore City, we are fortunate to have an abundance of nature close by. Within the city limits, there are approximately 200,000 …Read More

Inspired by the Obama portrait’s ‘living wall’? Not so fast.

Inspired by the Obama portrait’s ‘living wall’? Not so fast. Adrian Higgins- The Washington Post When you view a life-size portrait of some notable person, your gaze tends to go first to the subject’s face and then to the pose of the body and finally to the background. The newly unveiled oil painting of former president Barack Obama messes with this visual sequence. The visitors who have been lining up …Read More

Project Completion: Hammerman Area Beach

We are excited to announce another SmartSlope installation: the Hammerman Area Beach Project. This project is a perfect example of a living system providing both form and function. Where there would otherwise be hardscape walls interspersed in the landscaping, SmartSlope allows the landscaping to flow uninterrupted from surrounding areas, up and over the walls. Shared interests in sustainability and a collaborative team effort were the hallmarks of this project. Hammerman …Read More