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Post by natasha on January 31st, 2013 · Comments Off
This January, as Christmas decorations everywhere came down and most of the city’s wood chippers were working overtime, Greenscape decided to go with a new Christmas tree recycling plan. We discovered the Critter Care Wildlife Society, which specializes in the treatment, care and release of sick, injured and orphaned Native Mammal species of BC’s Southern and Lower Mainland. They are the only facility in BC that specializes in the care of mammals and one of only four Bear Rehab facilities in the province.
After every Christmas, Critter Care takes old Christmas trees to be repurposed and used for their bear, racoon and otter enclosures. The animals love to sleep, climb and play on the trees. This year we were happy to help them out. Judging by the photos, it looks like our trees found a happy home!
Post by Corinne Kessel on April 29th, 2012 · Comments Off
By Corinne Kessel
Grasses add a contemporary and architectural edge to any space. Whether you prefer a lean and linear look, or require the function of a tall privacy screen or a versatile space divider – our design team can add dimension to your patio or define areas within your floor plan.
Our exterior grade grasses can withstand harsh conditions and are fade resistant. Have beautiful landscaping year-round with minimal maintenance. Custom planter options are available.
Email our design team to book a complimentary consultation to discuss your patio or outdoor space!
Post by Stephanie on April 11th, 2012 · Comments Off
By Stephanie Furlong
Our team has been keeping very busy this spring at Greenscape, and in the midst of it all, we wanted to make sure we took a moment to give back!
We recently started a charity challenge initiative – every month we choose a different organization and help give a little. This month we partnered with Free Geek Vancouver, an organization dedicated to helping the world stay connected. They take old, broken, and unloved electronics and bring them back to life with their electronic TLC. The computers are then sold to the public at significantly reduced costs so that everyone can get their hands on Google.
Our team dug through their closets at home and we ended up with a total of 4 hard drives, 4 monitors, 1 laptop, 1 iMac, 1 printer, 5 keyboards, 2 mice, 1 game console, and 1 unidentified object. Congrats to our newest team member, Bev, for bringing in the most stuff!
Check out Free Geek if you want to buy, build or learn anything computer related. You’ll also get to hang out my new buddy Don – he’s pretty awesome!
Post by Corinne Kessel on November 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment
By Corinne Kessel
When I first entered the room for the first session of Event Camp Vancouver 2011, I knew I was entering a thought-changing landscape for learning, interaction, and innovative formats. With the chairs arranged in a giant circle, as if around a massive bonfire of ideas and energy, face-to-face engagement was set as the standard for the weekend. We talked, we sang, we danced, we “sexercised!”
Event Camp asked questions. Lots of them.
There were no right answers, but rather an overwhelming wealth of contributions and ideas from people all over the world who were excited about possibility, change and collaboration. It was a dynamic and transforming dialogue.
In addition to attending this industry-changing experience – Greenscape contributed sustainable décor options for the Room for Thought. This “white space” was a green space designed to encourage participants to have a place to reflect and rejuvenate. We focused on creating an interactive and highly sustainable space. Every item was sustainable through our manufacturing process or had been refurbished, reclaimed, or repurposed with all items returning to our rental inventory to be endlessly reused.
For me, Event Camp created a legacy of new friendships, deeper connections, and bigger thoughts. I am inspired to be a better leader, a more creative designer, a more collaborative colleague. I will drive my company towards greater sustainability and higher levels of technological advances and innovation. I want an app. I want greener options. I want to eliminate fear, fail, and fine from my vocabulary (I need to keep fake folks, until I change my tagline – Sometimes Fake Is Better!) I want to learn more. I want to be a champion for enthusiasm and change. I want to help.
Tahira Endean was the loving force behind making Event Camp happen in Vancouver, yet Event Camp grew bigger than any one person or singular contribution. She was the spark behind this massive experience by saying, “Yes, lets” and then it was ignited by a passionate group of people that followed up with “Yes, and.”
The fire burns on…
Post by Stephanie on August 29th, 2011 · Comments Off
Bamboo has long been the darling of the green design world. Known for its lightening speed growth and extraordinary versatility, this plant may very well be the future of, well – many things.Its fibers can be spun into soft fabric used for clothing, or its poles can be used to reinforce buildings. Lately designers are taking bamboo to heights never before imagined (and bamboo can grow up to 100 feet!). New innovations such as the electricity-free bamboo speaker and the bamboo bicycle keep proving that the uses of bamboo are infinite.
At Greenscape, we love this renewable plant source, not only for its green factor but for its aesthetic excellence as well. Check out some of the displays we’ve recently done using this wonderful grass. Don’t forget to come by the warehouse to look at all the new bamboo we have in stock as well!
Post by Corinne Kessel on July 28th, 2011 · Comments Off
By Corinne Kessel, Principal
For more than 17 years, Greenscape Design & Décor has offered sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives for our rental and commercial sales clients. While we seek environmentally responsible products and practices in our internal operations and raw material sources, we also engineer and manufacture our products to give our clients the peace of mind that their eco-footprint is reduced when selecting our décor designs and products.
Post by Corinne Kessel on July 19th, 2011 · Comments Off
By Corinne Kessel, Principal
Our customized décor, manufactured in Canada, provides the greatest level of design possibilities while providing piece of mind for achieving green event standards or sustainable interior design options for commercial or residential spaces.
Post by Corinne Kessel on July 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment
By Corinne Kessel, Principal
Wherever possible, we seek products and services identified as environmentally preferable in our internal practices and our product manufacturing.