The Garden of Secrets
2020 FAST COMPANY WORLD CHANGING IDEAS AWARDS HONOREE — CREATIVITY FINALIST & EDUCATION FINALIST
At TEALEAVES, we embrace a vigorous, scientific and intellectual basis for our actions. We eschew the notion of band-aid or false-positive solutions because we are committed to getting to the root of a problem and tackling it head on.
THE GARDEN OF SECRETS PROJECT: THE ORIGINS
In 2015, we embarked on a collaborative project with The University of British Columbia Botanical Garden to tell the story of their important conservation work.
Motivated by our belief in continuous learning, TEALEAVES interviewed expert botanists, activists, architects, academics, and designers from around the world. By examining interdisciplinary insights, the underlying link became clear.
THE GARDEN OF SECRETS: A TEALEAVES DOCUMENTARY
The exploration culminates in a refreshingly optimistic Garden of Secrets Documentary. Featuring botanists, biologists, architects, and designers using biomimicry for brilliant innovations; from solar sails for space travel to sanitary water conservation in rural populations, this documentary presents solutions in a world that feels inundated with problems.
To empower continual learning the project also features an “idea seed bank”: a virtual library comprised of expert insights and case studies, providing viewers with inspiration and resources to begin enacting meaningful change through sustainable design.
THE GARDEN OF SECRETS BLEND
Born out of our commitment to the preservation of botanical gardens, we created The Garden of Secrets herbal blend, in which 100% of the proceeds are donated to UBC Botanical Gardens.
WORLD BIODIVERSITY FORUM
There, alongside the UBC Botanical Garden, the World Health Organization, Botanic Gardens Conservation International, Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, Durham University, and NSCAD, we introduced a collaborative framework to preserve biodiversity through a network of international organizations.
2020 FAST COMPANY WORLD CHANGING IDEAS AWARDS HONOREE
Honoring world changing creative projects that help explain and publicize global problems and solutions.
Honoring companies or initiatives that help inspire better and more equitable learning.
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