Benefits of Nature


Benefits of Nature

Bringing nature into cities is as much about people as it is about nature. Studies show social, health, economic, and environmental benefits.

Community trees.

Social Benefits

  • Improves mood, concentration, and self-discipline
  • Reduces tension and violence
  • Fosters social connections

Health Benefits

  • Cools, reducing heat stress and heat-related illnesses
  • Filters air pollutants, reducing colds and asthma
  • Promotes exercise, decreasing obesity

Environmental Benefits

  • Improves air quality (and improves health)
  • Manages stormwater
  • Supports wildlife

Economic Benefits

  • Leads to new training and employment opportunities
  • Attracts investment and invigorates local economies
  • Raises property values