Green Wall

by etienne on November 14, 2017 - 4:13pm

Green Wall Proposal

 

Our project is to create a green wall in the library. We specifically chose the big grey stair-case wall (ugly) behind the reference librarian desk. We chose the side of the wall that faces to the computers. For us it was the most logical place to install our green wall. No matter where you sit in the library you can see it. Our goal is to bring fresh air, make the library well-looking, creating an atmosphere of nature-like environment that makes students more concentrated and creative. We are pursuing this goal because we want to concretize the work that others didn’t finish. We will achieve this goal by staying realistic, not exaggerating the possible final product so that it would be impossible to achieve, and working hard in order to complete our project in time. We decide that we won’t divide the work into separate parts and we will do all the project together.  Each one of us will have responsibilities in each step of our project but we thought it was a better idea to do it as a group so we can help each other since it’s a manual project

 

Our green wall will consist of several elements. First, we will make a wooden frame where we will put the moss (see the plan at the end). The moss has already been collected at “Au Petit Boisé” last week. Now that we have made mix to make the moss grow, it will be very easy to produce a large quantity of it once it had started to grow well. We just have to make a small recipe with the following ingredients: moss, butter milk and water. Some people use diaper gel also in their mix but after doing some researches, we have found that it is not necessary to use it, so to keep the more money we can, we will not put diaper gel in our mix. The moss will then grow on square frames hang in the middle of the wall. There will also be flower and climbing plants pots at the bottom of the green wall on wooden shelves we’ll make. The climbing plants will grow on hangers that we will put on the wall around the moss frames.

 

Our timeline isn’t defined yet since the first step will be to meet Gaston and fix a date with him for when we will hang our structure once our project will be approved. For the moment, we have to make the moss mix, collect hangers and build the structure as well as make the frames and shelves. The moss mix and application will be done this weekend. The hangers, frames and shelves will be done in the next and two weeks and we will finish by hanging the structure in about a month. The timeline is realistic because our task is clear and not too complicated and we are motivated to make some changes.

 

The impacts our project will have are diversified. The library will look better with the nature like environment, the air will be fresher since plant absorb carbon dioxide and release dioxide during the process of photosynthesis, students will have, due to the nature like environment, a more positive mood, the will experience psychological well-being, will be less stressed and anxious, and will cope better with pain and distress. These impacts will hopefully lead to students having better marks.

 

The material needed (wood, metal hangers, metal harness, rope, plants and water) is not very complicated to find. Our cost will hopefully stay under 50$, since we will need around 10 pots that would cost between 4 and 5$ each. For the rest of the material, we are confident that we will be able to recycle a lot of materials like wood, hangers, etc. from our homes and from the arts department of Champlain College so our cost is most likely to stay under 50$. Our funding will come mainly from Mr. Goldberg 50$ budget. If we exceed, which shouldn’t happen, we will try to make a deal with teams that are not spending their full 50$.

 

We estimate spending between 15 and 20 hours on this project depending on the problems we might run into. Research has been done to find the best inside climbing plants. The best way to grow them, how to grow moss and the effects of having a nature-like environment in a library. Since we already have the approval and authorisation of the head librarian to complete our project, the only thing left we must organize is a meeting with Gaston Pelletier to arrange the installation of our set-up.

 

 

   


 

Comments

I believe this is a great project and it will add color to our library. Most of the walls in the library are grey and white. which are not the prettiest. Adding a green wall will allow students to look at something pretty while they are working and or studying in the library. However, will you guys have the time to be able to build all the shelves required for the plants to be able to grow on the green wall. I also have another question, will this green wall smell because some plants do smell good but some can have a not so nice smell. All in all, I believe your idea is great it will give students a feeling of being in the nature, which i believe could help them relax and help with their stress.

I believe this is a great project and it will add color to our library. Most of the walls in the library are grey and white. which are not the prettiest. Adding a green wall will allow students to look at something pretty while they are working and or studying in the library. However, will you guys have the time to be able to build all the shelves required for the plants to be able to grow on the green wall. I also have another question, will this green wall smell because some plants do smell good but some can have a not so nice smell. All in all, I believe your idea is great it will give students a feeling of being in the nature, which i believe could help them relax and help with their stress.

The proposal overall looks like the most artistic one which is why I like it. Instead of only going for a basic project you guys decided to make it appealing. It will attract more people than other projects because of the change that it will bring to the library. Hopefully you guys don't have any problems and have to go over budget because it seems almost too good to be true. Seems like you guys need a little bit of advertisement though so head on over to Change in Green on Facebook and let the admins know and you'll be sure to get the attention you need to pass your information. 10/10 Good work.

The proposal overall looks like the most artistic one which is why I like it. Instead of only going for a basic project you guys decided to make it appealing. It will attract more people than other projects because of the change that it will bring to the library. Hopefully you guys don't have any problems and have to go over budget because it seems almost too good to be true. Seems like you guys need a little bit of advertisement though so head on over to Change in Green on Facebook and let the admins know and you'll be sure to get the attention you need to pass your information. 10/10 Good work.

The proposal overall looks like the most artistic one which is why I like it. Instead of only going for a basic project you guys decided to make it appealing. It will attract more people than other projects because of the change that it will bring to the library. Hopefully you guys don't have any problems and have to go over budget because it seems almost too good to be true. Seems like you guys need a little bit of advertisement though so head on over to Change in Green on Facebook and let the admins know and you'll be sure to get the attention you need to pass your information. 10/10 Good work.

The proposal overall looks like the most artistic one which is why I like it. Instead of only going for a basic project you guys decided to make it appealing. It will attract more people than other projects because of the change that it will bring to the library. Hopefully you guys don't have any problems and have to go over budget because it seems almost too good to be true. Seems like you guys need a little bit of advertisement though so head on over to Change in Green on Facebook and let the admins know and you'll be sure to get the attention you need to pass your information. 10/10 Good work.

The proposal overall looks like the most artistic one which is why I like it. Instead of only going for a basic project you guys decided to make it appealing. It will attract more people than other projects because of the change that it will bring to the library. Hopefully you guys don't have any problems and have to go over budget because it seems almost too good to be true. Seems like you guys need a little bit of advertisement though so head on over to Change in Green on Facebook and let the admins know and you'll be sure to get the attention you need to pass your information. 10/10 Good work.

The proposal overall looks like the most artistic one which is why I like it. Instead of only going for a basic project you guys decided to make it appealing. It will attract more people than other projects because of the change that it will bring to the library. Hopefully you guys don't have any problems and have to go over budget because it seems almost too good to be true. Seems like you guys need a little bit of advertisement though so head on over to Change in Green on Facebook and let the admins know and you'll be sure to get the attention you need to pass your information. 10/10 Good work.

The proposal overall looks like the most artistic one which is why I like it. Instead of only going for a basic project you guys decided to make it appealing. It will attract more people than other projects because of the change that it will bring to the library. Hopefully you guys don't have any problems and have to go over budget because it seems almost too good to be true. Seems like you guys need a little bit of advertisement though so head on over to Change in Green on Facebook and let the admins know and you'll be sure to get the attention you need to pass your information. 10/10 Good work.

The proposal overall looks like the most artistic one which is why I like it. Instead of only going for a basic project you guys decided to make it appealing. It will attract more people than other projects because of the change that it will bring to the library. Hopefully you guys don't have any problems and have to go over budget because it seems almost too good to be true. Seems like you guys need a little bit of advertisement though so head on over to Change in Green on Facebook and let the admins know and you'll be sure to get the attention you need to pass your information. 10/10 Good work.

The proposal overall looks like the most artistic one which is why I like it. Instead of only going for a basic project you guys decided to make it appealing. It will attract more people than other projects because of the change that it will bring to the library. Hopefully you guys don't have any problems and have to go over budget because it seems almost too good to be true. Seems like you guys need a little bit of advertisement though so head on over to Change in Green on Facebook and let the admins know and you'll be sure to get the attention you need to pass your information. 10/10 Good work.

The proposal overall looks like the most artistic one which is why I like it. Instead of only going for a basic project you guys decided to make it appealing. It will attract more people than other projects because of the change that it will bring to the library. Hopefully you guys don't have any problems and have to go over budget because it seems almost too good to be true. Seems like you guys need a little bit of advertisement though so head on over to Change in Green on Facebook and let the admins know and you'll be sure to get the attention you need to pass your information. 10/10 Good work.

The proposal overall looks like the most artistic one which is why I like it. Instead of only going for a basic project you guys decided to make it appealing. It will attract more people than other projects because of the change that it will bring to the library. Hopefully you guys don't have any problems and have to go over budget because it seems almost too good to be true. Seems like you guys need a little bit of advertisement though so head on over to Change in Green on Facebook and let the admins know and you'll be sure to get the attention you need to pass your information. 10/10 Good work.

The proposal overall looks like the most artistic one which is why I like it. Instead of only going for a basic project you guys decided to make it appealing. It will attract more people than other projects because of the change that it will bring to the library. Hopefully you guys don't have any problems and have to go over budget because it seems almost too good to be true. Seems like you guys need a little bit of advertisement though so head on over to Change in Green on Facebook and let the admins know and you'll be sure to get the attention you need to pass your information. 10/10 Good work.

Your goal is really something that could help students by bringing something beautiful and calm to the library which could help students concentrate and stress less. I think bringing more nature in the school is very possible and very beneficial for our environment. Your goal is clear and very interesting. The ingredients that will be used to create the plant are all accessible and won't harm the environment of the library. So this project is very realistic and I see it as maybe the start of a greener school. This can bring students to love nature more and appreciated their surroundings. With the preparation of the plant not being too long, I really see you succeeding in respecting the timeline and realising a great project. Just be careful to be sure the plants grow in a good way to not bother circulation. Keep up the good work!!

As I've read your idea, I think this is a good idea as in the past years the library has seem dead although since last years class has already done this idea i think once was enough. In my opinion, i believe that adding plants in our working environment may add a more positive vibe which is good although when we're in the library we're their too work and not too look at the plants around. The placement for your green wall is very well placed as it can be seen from all angles and that is extremely useful. Also, in your proposal you wrote how your green wall can help students with their grades but in my opinion that is completely irrelevant because it wont be the placement of plants that will increase our grades, if so it would've been done decades ago. I like how you showed a diagram of what your wall will look like as it helps the reader envision what you are trying to create. Overall its a good idea and I'm hoping to see the progress in the library over the end of the semester. Good Job!

I loved the whole idea of you guys continuing someone else project, its good to see that these other peoples brilliant ideas aren't going to "waste" just because they didn't succeed in time. Its going to be something very pretty to look at and i look forward to the whole idea of having a pretty thing to look at and something that is making the air fresher as well. It is also very cool that you're getting your moss from the farm we went to. You most likely have a timeline by now but if not then i worry you won't have enough time to complete the wooden frame however you did mention you were in a group so i believe you guys can complete this! i wish you the best of luck!

I loved the whole idea of you guys continuing someone else project, its good to see that these other peoples brilliant ideas aren't going to "waste" just because they didn't succeed in time. Its going to be something very pretty to look at and i look forward to the whole idea of having a pretty thing to look at and something that is making the air fresher as well. It is also very cool that you're getting your moss from the farm we went to. You most likely have a timeline by now but if not then i worry you won't have enough time to complete the wooden frame however you did mention you were in a group so i believe you guys can complete this! i wish you the best of luck!

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