Here is a snapshot of what difference greenery can bring to us:
"The study found that an increase of 11 trees per city block was comparable to an increase in annual personal income of $20,000 and moving to a neighbourhood with $20,000 higher median income or being 1.4 years younger."
- The University of Chicago, reported in 2015 in The Washington Post
" Desk workers, who can see a green environment from their desks, experience 23% less time off sick than those that have an entirely urban view. Similarly, these workers also report greater job satisfaction."
- K. L. Wolf; Human dimensions of the urban forest
Urban nature benefits: psycho- social dimensions of people and plants (1998)
" A study in New York states that asthama rates among children aged four and five fell by a quarter for every extra 343 trees per square kilometer. The presence of street trees was linked with a 29% reduction in early childhood asthama."
-G. S. Lovasi, J. W. Quinn, K. M. Neckerman, M. S. Perzanowski, and A. Rundle (2008)
In view of the above and innumerable other benefits, on juxtaposiing these with the depleting green covers all across the globe, a clear inference can be drawn- "Trees are not just significant for living; instead, trees are life themselves!" It is aptly quoted that trees are the lungs of society! Without them, the breath of life ceases to exist. Those who have realised this, they are indeed trying their best in this direction. Below are some of the novel means and strategies to recover the crucial green cover. If we are sensitive towards the environment, and in turn about our own well-being, then these will certainly prove to be powerful inspirations for us.
LIVE GREEN AND WORK GREEN!
Another marvellous sight to enthuse and amuse you... Central Park, Sydney! It is an inspiring example to live the greener way. Comprising of 383 different species of plants, this building beautifully exemplifies the concept of vertical gardens covering more than 3,500 square feet. It was applauded as one of the best tall buildings in the world out of 87 entries from all across the globe. The building, which houses 623 apartments, contain a tri-generation plant, which has the potential to save around 140,000 matric tons of greenhouse gas emission over the span of next 25 years.
Such green-wall installations are an upcoming trend in several parts of the world. Recently, Sydney became the first city in Australia to adopt a "green roofs and walls policy."
... To know the other methods and examples to make our habitat green and clean read the complete article in the Feb'17 edition of English Akhand Gyan Monthly Magazine.