News from the Earth — urban parks

Greenery Day 2021 in Japan

Greenery Day 2021 in Japan

Greenery Day is celebrated on May 4 in Japan. This is a day that has been set aside for nature appreciation. On this day, commemorative plantings of trees are held around the country, as are many events that bring people closer to nature.


Garden therapy is used in the treatment of pathologies or emotional states

Gardens offer active and participatory stimuli and distract the patients from their state of suffering and stress, an aid to free the mind and body, to recover a contact with themselves, with others and the world.


Air pollution cancels the benefits of outdoor physical exercise

Exercise is good for human health, but air quality typically warns against outdoor activity when particulate matter levels rise above certain levels. At what point do the dangers of air pollution outweigh the benefits of physical activity?

To find that out, researchers at the Seoul National University College of Medicine in South Korea conducted a country-wide study of nearly 1.5 million young adults. The study, published in the European Heart Journal, concluded that strenuous exercise in very polluted air could put young people at...


A decade to restore Nature

Over the course of the next ten years, the EU Commission promises to plant 3 billion trees for 30% of Europe’s territory – and the same proportion of its seas to become protected areas with much stricter regulations on the protection and restoration of forests. 

Springtime: an eco-friendly care for your garden

While recovering global biodiversity may seem like a daunting goal, cutting down your environmental impact and saving native ecosystems can all begin in your own yard! Tips to an eco-friendly care for your garden or flowering terrace or balcony.