Tag: Health


Holistic Care on The Green Road

The grocery store, your city buildings, the trees lining the main street in your neighborhood, the leaves in your driveway. The role of these everyday physical spaces and places are often taken for granted. Yet, by now we’ve established that an environment can support health and healing, or hinder it. The most straightforward example, of…

Youth Health and Nature

This month consists of an exciting repertoire of respected scientists casting their vote in favor of nature engagement. In an increasingly urbanized planet, close and consistent connection to nature has become rare in many places. Millions of people spend hours working indoors, driving or riding public transportation. In order to minimize unsustainable urban sprawl, cities…

How to Add Nature to Your Work

There is a good chance you spent the majority of your day today in an indoor work environment. For many, this means you are indoors with limited access to natural light, fresh air, or window views. In a global report on workplace environments in 16 countries, 42% of 7600 employees had live plants in the…

A Pathway to Health: Nature Sacred Research Project Provides New Leads 

New research from a Nature Sacred partner, Frances Kuo at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, hints at a central pathway linking human health and time spent in nature. Taking a walk in the park, going for a hike, or watching a tree sway in the wind feels intuitively relaxing. Health and nature research takes this a step further…

Open Voices News Roundup: January 6

Every week, we bring you the latest news in placemaking, landscape architecture, the nature-mental health link, and much more. Check back each week for new roundups and items. Urban Nature: How to Foster Biodiversity in World’s Cities “A few years ago in Baltimore County, Maryland, environmental staffers were reviewing a tree-planting proposal from a local…

Open Voices News Roundup: December 23

Every week, we bring you the latest news in placemaking, landscape architecture, the nature-mental health link, and much more. Check back each week for new roundups and items. Hiking in a Winter Wonderland “Just because temperatures have dropped doesn’t mean outdoor efforts to elevate your heart rate should take a nose dive, too. New York…

Open Voices News Roundup: December 2

Every week, we bring you the latest news in placemaking, landscape architecture, the nature-mental health link, and much more. Check back each week for new roundups and items. How San Francisco Is Changing the Way People Think of Green Space “Tables and chairs sit neatly arranged on a wooden platform in the heart of San…

Open Voices News Roundup: November 11

Every week, we bring you the latest news in placemaking, landscape architecture, the nature-mental health link, and much more. Check back each week for new roundups and items. Volunteers Want to Help Healing with Garden Overlook “With freshly poured concrete, two-by-fours and hammers, Keith Tidball wanted to help to build healing at Cunningham Park. The…

Open Voices News Roundup: November 4

Every week, we bring you the latest news in placemaking, landscape architecture, the nature-mental health link, and much more. Check back each week for new roundups and items. Research Reveals Behavioral Impact of Investment In Parks “Investing in parks could more than triple the amount of exercise taken according to new research. The study by…

Open Voices News Roundup: October 28

Every week, we bring you the latest news in placemaking, landscape architecture, the nature-mental health link, and much more. Check back each week for new roundups and items. MIT Research Reveals the Power of Placemaking “The MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning released new research that examines the evolution of urban planning and its…

"A quiet place. My soul grows still. This, indeed, is a balm for the weary, a shelter for the beaten. I am so grateful for this sacred space. I am now renewed."

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