Louisville’s air quality ranks among the worst in Kentucky.
And our current tree canopy is only 37%.
Green Heart is an opportunity to establish roots as a healthier, greener neighborhood.
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What is Green Heart Louisville?

We’re testing if increasing green space in a neighborhood improves air quality and human health with the goal of developing a “greenprint” for creating healthier neighborhoods.

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What is the
HEAL Study?

We’re planting trees to reduce air pollution, decrease certain health risks, and encourage participation in outdoor activities.

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Researchers: People in rural areas live longer than those in urban settings

New research from the University Louisville indicates people who live in areas with lots of trees and greenery can live longer and have a better chance of fighting depression and cancer than people in urban areas.
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