In the first study to look at the effect of neighborhood greenness on inner city children’s weight over time, researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the University of Washington report that higher neighborhood greenness is associated with slower increases in children’s body mass over a two year period, regardless of residential density.
SOURCE: Indiana University – Neighborhood greenness has long term positive impact on kids’ health.
An interesting look at Urban Indian culture from Aakar Patel
SOURCE: The News – Observations about the urban Indian.
DEVELOPERS have planted a grass roof on Cardiff’s new central library.
The sedum turf will help insulate the 55,000sq ft six-storey building in the winter and keep it cool in the summer.
read more @ WalesOnline – Greenroof for library
“We need the environmental economists and others thinking outside the square to provide strategies and approaches to secure our social and ecological futures.”
read more @ the SOURCE: The Canberra Times – Green policies can save credit crisis and the planet