Webinar: Green Spaces and Health

Event Date: 
Monday, September 26, 2016
Event Type: 
Non-NEHA Event

Webinar: Green Spaces and Health

Monday, September 26

2:003:00 p.m. EDT

There is growing evidence that green spaces such as parks, greenways, and gardens around homes, schools, and workplaces have mental and physical health benefits. These green spaces provide a peaceful place to play, relax, study, or exercise, as well as a social gathering place for friends and community; they also can contribute to improved air quality and reduction of harmful greenhouse gases. Recent studies have shown that higher levels of green vegetation are associated with decreased mortality and that neighborhood greenery decreases aggressive behavior in adolescents. This webinar features discussion about this latest research and what it means for environmental public health.

NIH Partnerships for Environmental Public Health