The value of greenspace
Exposure to green space is not a luxury, but a basic necessity to maintain health and well-being. According to a study in the Netherlands, looking at an aesthetically attractive natural green living environment can improve your health and well-being by reducing stress and mental fatigue. 1
Green space can also enhance your sense of satisfaction with life and appears to increase safety, by encouraging a sense of social cohesion and responsibility. For example, it was found that green space reduces aggression and leads to a fall in the crime rate.
1. Groenewegen et al., 2006
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