● Green space is essential to our survival and well­being. In nature, forests clean our
air, our water, our soil and they regulate our climate, amongst many other things.

● Trees and forests are not always associated with urban landscapes. However, there
too they provide invaluable, often invisible, services. Simply by acting as ‘green
oasis’ in our concrete jungles, they offer recreation and health options for many.

● One study concluded that every 10% increase in green space is associated with a
reduction in diseases equivalent to an increase of five years of life expectancy.
Embrace the Green Space around you!

Source: http://www.eea.europa.eu/