“ARBORETUM was created to be a space where these conversations are had on a daily basis and to be a platform that spurs us into action for the betterment of the environment and ourselves.”
ARBORETUM is an independent members’ club like no other, and we are so pleased to be sharing this interview with you today. We absolutely love, and truly believe in, all that ARBORETUM are doing. They are focused on sustainable development, social wellbeing and environmental stewardship.
The club is designed for the socially conscious thought leaders and changemakers; people with an ongoing commitment to minimising our environmental impact. We feel like Vevolution is on such a similar mission to constantly build this community of individuals that want to make positive change in the world.
Tell us a bit more about ARBORETUM and the reason why it has been created.
There is a growing need to be more conscious about our actions and their consequences. ARBORETUM was created to be a space where these conversations are had on a daily basis and to be a platform that spurs us into action for the betterment of the environment and ourselves.
What individuals are you looking to attract to become members?
Anyone who wants to join a community of positive changemakers. We don't have to agree on everything - other than the fact that the need for change is urgent for future generations to thrive and have a place to call home.
What kind of exciting benefits will members have?
Members will have access to similar minded clubs around the world, exclusive discounts and access to a range of organic and sustainable products.
“ARBORETUM is created as a vehicle to enable a coming together, a community and for ideas to manifest into action.”
Why is it important for you to create a dedicated space to connect innovators, change makers and thought leaders who are committed to finding solutions to environmental challenges?
There are many ideas floating around about what we could be doing... I think real change will only happen when we decide to collaborate and work together... ARBORETUM is created as a vehicle to enable a coming together, a community and for ideas to manifest into action.
Do your restaurants cater for special diets e.g. vegans?
Yes, we have a vegan menu and we will have a plant powered deli when we open ARBORETUM.
A big feature of your club is your green walls creating an indoor secret garden. What made you go for this atheistic?
ARBORETUM means botanical garden - we wanted to create a space that embodies what we're preaching ... the quality of air inside ARBORETUM will be significantly cleaner than that as you step outside onto the street... plants have also been shown to improve productivity and general well-being.
“We are taking the 'private' out of members club"
What makes ARBORETUM stand out from other members clubs?
We are taking the 'private' out of members club - our focus is on building a community focused on changing the world - rather than who you know.
What is the ultimate goal for ARBORETUM?
A platform for ideas to be birthed, to be a catalyst for positive change.