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Our Green City -Vertical Gardens, Durham

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Our Green City -Vertical Gardens, Durham

Innovation and creative thinking are changing the world. Why, then, are so many of our buildings and city centre structures so outdated? Most of these buildings are, quite frankly, hideous, doing little to nothing to support the national movement towards a greener, healthier, and happier future.

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£10,063.20 Raised

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Durham, UK, United Kingdom (UK)

INTRODUCTION

Innovation and creative thinking are changing the world. Why, then, are so many of our buildings and city centre structures so outdated? Most of these buildings are, quite frankly, hideous, doing little to nothing to support the national movement towards a greener, healthier, and happier future.

People are losing touch with nature, with construction happening all around us all of the time. Construction firms build on every piece of open land they can find, leaving few open fields or nature behind. Cities are becoming more and more crowded, growingly dependent on apartment living. In fact, it is estimated that, by 2050, close to 80% of the world’s population will live in urban centres! With this in mind, it’s safe to say that fewer and fewer people will have access to garden spaces. We are in desperate need of a creative solution that tackles this issue head-on.

THE IDEA

The Vertical Gardens project was formed to bring the nation back to nature. We are passionate about changing the environmental impact our city centres have on the environment. While we can’t change the fact that buildings are needed for businesses to operate, we can change the way these buildings look and work. The project will target city buildings that are old and outdated, by transforming them into vertical gardens that display the beauty of “when nature takes over.” These gardens will completely change the look of the entire building; however, aesthetics are just the beginning.

These nature-buildings will also encourage bee populations to feed in the city centre, tackling the growing problem of compromised bee populations. The buildings will also help to feed birds and insects.

One of the concept’s most important purposes is to reduce carbon emissions in our city centres, producing cleaner air for us all to breathe. Oxygen is life, after all, and fresh air has been linked to cleaner lungs, release of airborne toxins, clearer thinking, a boosted immune system, and beyond.

All gardens will always be installed from the first-storey upwards in a bid to avoid members of the public vandalizing the gardens. These vertical gardens will also promote vertical farming, providing an environment with enhanced air quality for fruit and vegetable production.

THE COSTS

We are striving to crowdfund a total of 90-feet of vertical gardens. This would cover an average-sized 5-storey building in the city centre.

All project costs are segregated into various critical project demands, including:

  • Site Surveys
  • Architectural Drawings
  • Project Legalities
  • Site Cleaning + Preparation
  • Assembly + Installation
  • PR Services
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Service + Maintenance
  • Legal + Insurance

 

THE BOTTOM LINE

These vertical gardens, will, essentially, become “living walls,” cleaning pollutants and dust in the air, offsetting carbon footprint, reducing the “urban heat island effect” and smog, and even acting as a natural soundproofing barrier. Vertical Gardens provide a natural habitat for animals and insects, protecting the ecosystems that keep our city and country alive. We couldn’t be more excited to be bringing the city back to its roots and back to nature, while delivering something that is majestic to look at and creates a real buzz.

After the successful delivery of this crowdfunding campaign Our Green City aims to roll out more crowdfunding campaigns to fund similar projects in our towns & cities throughout the UK.


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£3000

This reward entitles you to advertise your business name/logo on 1 of the vertical garden sections (8ft x 4ft) for 3 months. The vertical gardens will be installed on prime city centre/high street buildings to showcase not only the beautiful designs of the vertical gardens but also the names of the businesses that helped make it happen. The vertical gardens will be seen, photographed and shared by 1000’s of potential customers on a daily basis, the social media impact for your business could be huge.

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Estimated Delivery: Apr, 2020
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£5000

This reward entitles you to advertise your business name/logo on 2 of the vertical garden sections (8ft x 4ft) for 6 months. The vertical gardens will be installed on prime city centre/high street buildings to showcase not only the beautiful designs of the vertical gardens but also the names of the businesses that helped make it happen. The vertical gardens will be seen, photographed and shared by 1000’s of potential customers on a daily basis, the social media impact for your business could be huge.

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Estimated Delivery: Apr, 2020
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£9000

This reward entitles you to advertise your business name/logo on 4 of the vertical garden sections (8ft x 4ft) for 12 months. The vertical gardens will be installed on prime city centre/high street buildings to showcase not only the beautiful designs of the vertical gardens but also the names of the businesses that helped make it happen. The vertical gardens will be seen, photographed and shared by 1000’s of potential customers on a daily basis, the social media impact for your business could be huge.

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Estimated Delivery: Apr, 2020
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    Crowdfunding Project Launched

    Our Green City launched the Durham Vertical Garden project on fundr

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