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Plants and trees cool our cities and they reduce pollution. They get us out and about and make us healthier, happier and more productive.
Yet, too often, they are overlooked when plans are drawn and concrete is poured.
We have a plan to change that.
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People who live near parks are proven to exercise more and so have lower levels of obesity and diabetes.
People working in place with trees and plants are 17% more productive that those in bare spaces.
In addition to the mental and physical benefits, green space provide valuable places for people to connect to each other.
US research found that customers prefer shopping in well-tended streets with large trees.
Trees reduce temperatures by up to 8˚C, reducing air conditioner use and carbon emissions by an estimated 12-15% per annum.
Trees and plants act as a natural water filtration system, reducing the run-off entering sewer systems and waterways.
Research has found that large, healthy trees remove approx 70 times more air pollution than smaller healthy trees.
People like to be in and around nature. Time in nature has been proven to have a positive effect on children’s behaviour.
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