Trees and parks not only make our cities better, but have a direct effect on our mental and physical health. They are more than just pretty additions to our neighborhood, they make our environments healthier and lifts our heart and minds. It is proven that our cardiovascular mental health are improved if our neighborhood is green. Trees clean our air and provide shelter for plants, and wild life.
Green spaces are important flood defenses too, sucking up excess rain and draining water away from buildings. Almost half of London is made up of green space, thanks to London urban forest. The city benefits from the equivalent of $3.6M of storm water relief and $164M worth of pollution cleanup every year. Hence, spending time and money on green spaces is worth it because nature is a valuable asset. Go green today, go solar.