When doctors told Kamal Meattle that the air in New Delhi was killing him, he didn’t pack his bags and leave. Instead, he decided to find ways to beat the pollution right where he was. In this short but enormously useful TED talk, he tells you how he dealt with his falling lung capacity and declining health by growing plants at his home and office.
He joined hands with Indian Institute of Technology and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and used learnings from NASA to zero in on three common green plants that provide fresh air within indoor environments. He used these findings in his own office premises. In 2008, after an extensive study, his office earned the “healthiest building” recognition from the government of India. Find out which are these plants, how many you need and how you can use them to freshen up the air your breathe and significantly improve the quality of your life and your work. If you live in a city, this is perhaps the best gift you can give yourself and your loved ones.
About the speaker
Kamal Meattle is an Indian environmental activist and CEO of Paharpur Business Centre & Software Technology Incubator Park based in New Delhi, India.