Green Space Gets an A+ When It Comes To Student Performance
Young people benefit from an extra helping of green space. That’s the conclusion from an extensive review of studies which assess the environmental impact of turf, trees, shrubs, and other landscaping on the lives of youth from grade school to college. “What we discovered,” says Den Gardner, executive director of Project EverGreen, “is strong evidence that working to maintain and enhance green space in a youngster’s environment has multiple benefits.” As part of Project EverGreen’s educational mission, the studies cited by Gardner have been compiled in a series of economic, environmental and lifestyle fact sheets accessible at www.projectevergreen.com. Examples of the benefits they reveal include:
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