PixSense goes green!

September 9, 2008 at 1:20 pm 4 comments

Today the blue and grey interior of PixSense suddenly brightened up with loads of green. Yes, Adnan Agboatwalla decided (after some nudging from the PixSense team, no doubt) to rent lush green plants. That’s right, you heard right! I did say rent. The guy comes in, instals the plants, makes sure they are watered and taken care of and replaced whenever necessary.

It’s amazing how much difference a few plants can make. It reflects on the people too. Everyone looks fresher despite Ramadan. And the fish certainly look happier!🙂

Yesterday I was watching The First Blast on Dawn News – Sonia Rahman was interviewing the Country Head of IUCN Ms. Nikhat Sattar. They were talking about conservation and how each one of us can help. From planting trees to growing plants, to turning off lights, fans and air conditioning when they are not really needed, to using less water. Simple little things that can help save the environment.

However, when it was suggested that we should stop using public transport that exude black smoke, I started to wonder. How can a person who does not have any alternate means of transport, really avoid using those buses and rickshaws that are responsible for a lot of pollution? Why not take the plunge and go totally CNG. I saw the difference it made to the air in Delhi. If India can implement it, why can’t we? I know there is resistance but what if some sort of help was provided to ease the switchover?

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Boat  |  September 9, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Yeah, I am lazy!

    Outsourcing is the “in” thing😉

    -Boat

    Reply
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  • 3. Amit  |  September 10, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Good initiative. Lets make Earth Green.

    Reply
  • 4. Mujtaba  |  September 19, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    I think in this heat the plants surely makes the environment really cool and it one refreshed. Also the effects of indoor plants conducted in a workplace was carried out details are below

    This experiment measures the effects of indoor plants on participants’ productivity, attitude toward the workplace, and overall mood in the office environment. In an office randomly altered to include no plants, a moderate number of plants, and a high number of plants, paid participants (N = 81) performed timed productivity tasks and completed a survey questionnaire. Surprisingly, the results of the productivity task showed an inverse linear relationship to the number of plants in the office, but self-reported perceptions of performance increased relative to the number of plants in the office. Consistent with expectations, participants reported higher levels of mood, perceived office attractiveness, and (in some cases) perceived comfort when plants were present than when they were not present. Decreased productivity scores are linked to the influence of positive and negative affect on decision making and cognitive processing.

    Source–
    http://eab.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/30/3/261

    Rgds
    Mujtaba

    Reply

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