WEST COAST GREEN 2008 You did what with my cactus plant?

Real Estate Agent with Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com

Cactus WallThe West Coast Green 2008 conference in San Jose

this week was full of exhibits, speakers and wonderful ways to make a difference in the future green efforts for our planet earth.

As you know, Carbon dioxide is generated as a by-product of the combustion of fossil fuels or the burning of vegetable matter, among other chemical processes. 

Wikipedia says - Carbon Dioxide

  • In the recent past, transfer rates due to photosynthesis and respiration and including decay, were just about even. However, more carbon dioxide is being deposited in the Earth's atmosphere, than is being removed.
  • In 1850, atmospheric carbon dioxide was about 280 parts per million (ppm), and today it is about 350 ppm. This increase is believed to be due to the burning of wood and fossil fuels and the destruction of forests to make way for farmland and pasture.[3]

Plants are living things and as such promote the exchange of Carbon dioxide is used by plants during photosynthesis to make sugars which may either be consumed again in respiration or used as the raw material to produce polysaccharides such as starch and cellulose, proteins and the wide variety of other organic compounds required for plant growth and development. It is produced during respiration by plants, and by all animals, fungi and microorganisms that depend on living and decaying plants for food, either directly or indirectly. It is, therefore, a major component of the carbon cycle.


This beautiful backdrop or room divider is actually a living wall.  It is framed in redwood and the color and variation you see is all succulents.  Cactus in pots installed horizontally in the framework to make a beautiful visual living wall.  The purpose of living walls is to add life to a space.  And along the way mitigate some of the excess C 02 in our atmosphere.  What a practical and beautiful way to take baby steps in our journey to keeping our planet Green!

Terrylynn Fisher, Realtor

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Chris Fisher
Your Virtual Assistant - Concord, CA

Why didn't you bring one home?  I want one!!!  : )  I know, I know, where would I put it?  I'm working on it.

Sep 27, 2008 10:26 AM #1
Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.

Well, we'll have to make one...it's really quite lovely.  T

Sep 28, 2008 01:27 PM #2
Jackie Peraza
Perceptions AdverStaging(TM), LLC - Framingham, MA
Home Stager - Framingham, Massachusetts

Terrylynn, I wonder if this would survive the climate of the east coast?  It would have to be smaller too - well, except for the summer months when it's on the decks....oooohhhh....roof top decks.....


Oct 20, 2008 04:42 PM #3
Michelle Pimentel
Empire Home Staging Solutions - Upland, CA
ASP, IAHSP Empire Home Staging


This wall is absolutely gorgeous!  I'm sure it looked even prettier in person.  This would make a beautiful transition from a Master Bedroom into a Master bath or just as a decorative wall in the foyer, this would definitely create that WOW factor!  Thanks for sharing this!

Oct 20, 2008 06:45 PM #4
Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.

Jackie, roof top decks is right.  They are just gorgeous, I have another blog with roof top deck, the Where in the world is Carmen SanDiego (or Cindy Lin and Terrylynn Fisher)...one, it was an awesome and amazing home with views a plenty from the roof top deck.  Thanks for stopping in.  Nice to hear from you...Hey, anywhere near enough to come see us in New Jersey on the 5th?  Would love to meet you in person.

Oct 23, 2008 09:52 AM #5
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