Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Communities initiative revitalizes community green spaces. We’ve restored nearly 200 million square feet of healthy grass since 2008. That generates clean air for 320,000 people to breath daily.
Green spaces, including parks, gardens, and healthy lawns and yards, are essential to communities for several reasons.
Improved Physical and Mental Health – Green spaces provide opportunities for physical activity, such as jogging, walking, and cycling, which can help reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease, and other health problems. Green spaces can also have a positive impact on mental health, providing opportunities for relaxation, stress relief, and social interaction.
Increased Property Values – Green spaces can increase the value of nearby properties by providing an attractive and desirable environment. Homes that are located close to parks or other green spaces are often in high demand, leading to higher property values.
Environmental Benefits – Green spaces help to reduce air pollution and mitigate the effects of climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. They also provide important habitats for wildlife and contribute to biodiversity.
Social Connection – Green spaces can bring communities together by providing opportunities for social interaction and recreation. They can also serve as venues for community events, such as festivals and concerts, which help to strengthen community ties.
Overall, green spaces play a crucial role in creating healthy, sustainable, and thriving communities. Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Communities unites local businesses, community groups, volunteers and in-kind resources to create modern recreational green spaces.
Greener, healthier, cooler environments turn the tide for communities across the United States in five key ways:
Project EverGreen helps communities literally create a cooler place to live. Vibrant green space is 30 degrees cooler than asphalt and 14 degrees cooler than bare soil in the heat of summer! Nominate your community for a GreenCare for Communities renovation project today.