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U of L received Gold STARS rating for 2019

The University of Louisville received a STARS Gold rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) for 2019. U of L’s score for 2019 was 66.24 percent, putting them in the top 100 most sustainable schools in the world.

Louisville Grows is working for a greener, healthier community

Louisville Grows believes in the healing properties of trees. As Executive Director of the local non-profit, Ked Stanfield said he likes to tell people that “if you have a problem, it’s likely trees could be one of the answers to fixing it.”

UofL professor thinks trees could help improve region’s health

Blame for Louisville’s high incidence of heart disease has long been attributed to a population that has unhealthy eating habits, a high rate of smoking, and an overall lack of exercise.

Greenness may promote heart health

A new study provides the first evidence linking neighborhood greenness to changes in the body related to cardiovascular health.

Urban Forest Initiative: Green Heart Louisville

The Urban Forest Initiative Speaker Series picks up on Wed., Jan. 23 from 6 – 8pm @ the UK Good Barn,with “Green Heart Louisville: Connecting the Dots Between Nature and Our Health” to be given by Chris Chandler of The Nature Conservancy.

Green Heart Louisville: Connecting the Dots Between Nature and Our Health

UK’s Urban Forest Initiative hosts this free presentation by Chris Chandler of The Nature Conservancy.

Leafy green neighborhoods tied to better heart health

People who live in neighborhoods with more green spaces may have less stress, healthier blood vessels and a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes than residents of communities without many outdoor recreation areas, a small study suggests.

More Green Space May Mean a Healthier Heart

Living in a neighborhood with lots of greenery just might protect your ticker.

Neighborhoods with more green space may mean less heart disease

People who live in neighborhoods with more green spaces may have better blood vessel health and lower levels of stress, and a lower risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks, strokes and others.

University of Louisville Professor Thinks Trees Could Help Improve Region’s Health

Blame for Louisville’s high incidence of heart disease has long been attributed to a population that has unhealthy eating habits, a high rate of smoking, and an overall lack of exercise.

Louisville, Kentucky Launches A “Controlled Study of Nature as a Medical Intervention

The U.S. city of Louisville, Kentucky isn’t known as a hotbed of environmental action and innovation, but that could change as it has recently become home to a first-of-its-kind collaboration between environmentalists, city leaders and public health professionals.

University Of Louisville Receives $5M To Help Tree Study

The University of Louisville is helping urban areas go green thanks to two grants totally $5 million. The university and its partners are planning to plant thousands of shrugs, grasses and trees in urban areas as part of a study to determine if the plants’ natural ability to remove pollutants from the air has an impact on human health.

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