“I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.” – Walt Whitman

Are you looking for a way to create a greener, healthier, cooler Earth in your community this summer? Project EverGreen has five easy-to-do ideas that you, your company and employees can act on that will not only benefit your community but you as well.

What are Project EverGreen’s five ways to celebrate a greener, healthier, cooler Earth this summer?

1. Volunteer (May 16)
2. Plant Some Grass (May 30)
3. Green Your Community
4. Negate Heat
5. Be Active

Plant Some Grass & Plants

Excessive sound is an increasing problem in urban areas. Lawns and plants dramatically reduce noise pollution; they can reduce noise levels by 20 percent to 30 percent over hard surfaces like concrete and pavement.

Temperature Modification – It is a well-known fact that plants play an important role in controlling climate. A natural coolant – grass is much cooler than asphalt or cement. It acts as an “air conditioner” for the surrounding area. In fact, lawns can be 31 degrees cooler than asphalt and 20 degrees cooler than bare soil. But wait, there’s more. Trees shading homes can reduce attic temperatures by as much as 40 degrees.
Water Purification and Conservation – The biological activity that takes place in areas planted with turf makes them a good medium for degrading many kinds of Environmental contamination. The soils located underneath turf are populated by microorganisms that actively purify water as it leaches through the root zone by breaking down various organic compounds.
Environmental Cleaners – Grass plays a vital role in capturing dust, smoke particles and other pollutants, and it produces oxygen.
Water Protectors – Healthy turf absorb unhealthy runoff that might otherwise filter into bodies of water.
Air Cleaners – Grasses absorb carbon dioxide and break it down into oxygen and carbon. In fact, a 50’ x 50’ lawn produces enough oxygen for a family of four.

Want to start a green space renovation project in your community? Email Project EverGreen’s Cindy Code to find out how.