Green Space is Good for Your Mental Health

  • First study to demonstrate the relationship between green space and mental wellbeing at an individual level published

  • Using data from 25,518 people, the researchers show that Londoners who live within 300m of green space have significantly better mental wellbeing

  • Proximity to green space was more important than lifestyle factors such as employment, income, and general health

  • It is hoped that planners will use the results to help create a healthier, happier and more productive urban landscape

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by Rebecca Lawton | Aeon

I had just finished digging an outhouse pit on a river in Colorado with a fellow National Park Service ranger when we saw the unexpected: a solo kayaker paddling the rapids that ran past our camp. A law-enforcement ranger who’d been leaning on a shovel had gotten a better look. He pulled out his two-way radio to call a backcountry station 45 miles downstream. ‘Lone kayaker passing Anderson Hole at 1930 hours,’ said the ranger-cop. ‘He’s headed your way.’

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Aeon is a digital magazine of ideas and culture. Since September 2012 they have been publishing some of the most profound and provocative thinking on the web. They ask the big questions and find the freshest, most original answers, provided by leading thinkers on science, philosophy, society, and the arts. Aeon was founded in London by Paul and Brigid Hains. It now has offices in London, Melbourne, and New York. Aeon is a not-for-profit and operated by Aeon Media Group Ltd., committed to big ideas, serious enquiry, and a humane worldview. That’s it.

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Group of people walking in wooded backyard of a home.
08/22/2019
First study to demonstrate the relationship between green space and mental wellbeing at an individual level published Using data from 25,518 people, the researchers show that Londoners... read more
Lone hiker on a point overlooking valley in wilderness.
11/24/2016
Above and Beyond by Rebecca Lawton | Aeon I had just finished digging an outhouse pit on a river in Colorado with a fellow National Park Service ranger when we saw the unexpected: a solo... read more
Group of people walking in wooded backyard of a home.
08/22/2019
First study to demonstrate the relationship between green space and mental wellbeing at an individual level published Using data from 25,518 people, the researchers show that Londoners... read more
Lone hiker on a point overlooking valley in wilderness.
11/24/2016
Above and Beyond by Rebecca Lawton | Aeon I had just finished digging an outhouse pit on a river in Colorado with a fellow National Park Service ranger when we saw the unexpected: a solo... read more