Catherine Nagel writes in The Hill on the environmental and mental benefits of parks.
- The pandemic has led to a four-fold increased anxiety and depression in adults nationwide.
- Green space and parks have well-documented societal and environmental benefits.
- Studies show that communities with more trees and green space have lower temperatures in the summer months and fewer cases of anxiety in adults and children.
- Local investments in America’s parks are important to preserving our natural environment and improving mental health.
Read the full article here.