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The importance of urban green spaces and community gardens

A number of significant stressors impact people's health and well-being as a result of living in today's fast-paced, competitive world. It doesn't end there either. The land and Earth are also being affected by this incessant effort and engineering toward faster (and faster) development, urbanization, and globalization. Spaces that are "green" are referred to as green spaces. These are any land partially or completely covered in vegetation or plants in urban areas. Some may even include water features like fountains or streams. In today's Ramesh Chaurasia News let's talk more about urban green spaces and community gardens.

The sizes and shapes of urban green spaces range from well-kept developed plots of land with neatly mowed lawns to untamed, natural landscapes. The majority of these locations, such as parks, school yards, playgrounds, public seating areas, playing fields, and so on, are accessible to the general public.

So, why are these green spaces so beneficial to people and the environment?

Poor air quality, noise pollution, an increase in air pollutants, congestion, traffic, and excessive heat are all signs of the environmental stress caused by rapid urbanization in cities. As a result, these negative effects spread to the people who live in and around these places. The presence of urban green spaces has the potential to mitigate this current harmful trend and enhance city dwellers' overall quality of life through cost-effective solutions. Green spaces have had far-reaching positive effects on cities and the health and well-being of those living nearby, as evidenced by the growing appreciation and support for them.

The following are some additional benefits of urban green spaces for individuals:

  • Psychological relaxation and stress reduction

Experiments consistently demonstrate that being in or seeing nature has a nearly immediate restorative and stress-reduction effect. We can recover, feel good, and settle down after stressful events. Green exercise is physical activity in a natural setting that has the potential to improve body and mind, not only in adults but also in children's short-term focus.

  • Increases workspace efficiency and focus

In addition to making an office appear more inviting and creative, greenery and biophilic colors have a calming effect on employees, increasing their emotional and cognitive engagement. The presence of green spaces and plants in the workplace has the unconscious capacity to positively influence our well-being and social interaction because of our innate biological need to be connected to nature. As a result, employers and businesses are now paying more attention to this far-reaching effect of the design. Basically, when we look at and are around greenery, we feel happier and less stressed because we are breathing better air.

  • Encourages physical activity and fitness

When people visit green spaces, they engage in green exercise and gain a better body and mind as a result. Providing a secure, and inviting setting to move and simply spend time outside, encourage physical activity. Spending time outdoors has been linked in some studies to lower blood pressure, obesity, and risk of stroke, asthma, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.

Plants go through a natural cycle in which they take in harmful gaseous pollutants, reduce the amount of photochemical ozone in the air, which makes the air more polluted, and then let out oxygen into the atmosphere. As a result, these urban green spaces not only provide cleaner air but also provide a setting for a wide range of activities and conversations.

Therefore, locate a patch of greenery in your urban jungle. Relax in the shade of that enormous oak tree by sitting down. As nature helps you temporarily forget your troubles and breathe more freely, feel the gentle breeze caressing your skin.

Also, read- Responsible Travel: A Sustainable Step towards Environment


Author- Ramesh Chaurasia A superior and highly experienced entrepreneur in the field of business for quite a long time now. Also, a philanthropist, author, and public speaker who believes in working towards the overall well-being and betterment of society as a whole.

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