MATI 4 LIFE
The first environmentally-certified gardens
MATI 4 LIFE
A MATI 4 LIFE garden combines the hallmarks of quality and beauty typical of all MATI 1909 creations with an ability to maximize the benefits to the environment and to the health of those who enjoy it.
Planting a tree and creating a green work are the best choice we can make for ourselves and future generations as plants have a broad range of benefits by:
- mitigating temperatures and effects related to urbanization,
- reducing noise and lessening noise pollution,
- improving soil and air quality by getting rid of pollution, and
- increasing the well-being of individuals and the community
The importance of plants for public health
A study by the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston showed that long-term exposure to particulate matter leads to almost a 20-fold increase in the COVID-19 death rate. Thus, there is an immediate connection between trees and the epidemic that has disrupted the whole world. Indeed, everyone is now aware that plants can absorb and metabolize the small PM10 particles and the like.
The emergency we are undergoing offers further proof of the importance of plants, not just for the physical health of all living creatures. Plants seem to increasingly be a panacea for many of our ills and a true guarantee of survival.
After all, everyone can see what is happening to our planet. A recent study found that the current CO2 values in the atmosphere equaled 406 parts per million, a 45% increase over its concentration at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
Environmental assessments of gardens
Plants are the simplest, most effective response to limiting the effects of climate change, thus making nurseries a strategic sector.
Thanks to its relationship with CeSAF, a technical agronomic firm in Pistoia, MATI 1909 can design and evaluate a garden’s environmental performance by measuring the kg/year of oxygen produced, carbon dioxide stored, ozone absorbed, fine particles (PM10) removed, and the number of degrees the temperature was reduced.
Sustainable first: the Mati Nursery Environmental Report
Likewise, always attentive to the natural environment and green culture, MATI 1909 has adopted best practices and techniques based on sustainability in production nurseries, by being a leader of the change and improvement in the Pistoia area’s quality of life. Learn more about in the nursery Environmental Report.
Growing plants means nurturing the future. Creating a MATI 4 Life garden means respecting the health of the planet and its inhabitants.
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*The environmental performance in our nurseries calculated by the Pistoiese firm CeSAF: oxygen released = quantification of oxygen produced in a year by bedded plants | CO₂ sequestered = quantification of the annual reduction of carbon dioxide values in the air through bedded plants| Cost of CO₂ sequestered = the economic value corresponding to the CO₂ sequestered in a year in our green spaces | Atmospheric pollutants = quantification of atmospheric pollutants abated in one year as a result of the plants in our green spaces | Particulate matter removed = quantification of fine particles (PM10) removed in one year because of the plants in our green spaces.