With a multimillion-dollar investment in underserved Louisville neighborhoods, the Green Heart Project seeks to demonstrate the scientific link between nature and human health. By tackling two critical problems – air pollution and chronic disease – with a new, nature-based approach, Green Heart hopes to create a platform for major change. The project is a clinical trial where trees are the medicine. What we learn in Louisville could improve the lives of thousands of people and potentially millions or billions worldwide.
We’re planting trees to reduce air pollution, decrease certain health risks, and encourage participation in outdoor activities.