In yesterday’s post, I spoke about how cool it is to learn something new about your community because of it becoming a Super Bowl Host City.
Today I learned something new about trees…
More trees = Less crime.
Yes, you read that right… if there are more trees around there is less crime. You can read about why from the experts who did the research.
I am just a guy who thinks – yeah, I can see that.. trees in a courtyard make you seem a little more cheery…
if you look out the window and see asphalt and grey when you are trying to make a tough decision in life you may get a little more pissed…
walking out of your apartment building in the morning and hearing birds because of greenery around might just be the thing that sets up you for a good day. (Okay, that’s enough of MY logic).
You’re welcome for that little nugget that you SHOULD share with someone today. Here is how the Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee made sure Indianapolis’ Near Eastside got 2,012 trees by Super Bowl XLVI.
2,012 trees by 2012 Initiative.
The Host Committee partnered with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and the John H. Boner Center to make sure that 2,012 trees got planted in the urban areas of the Near Eastside. They even provided some more information about the greatness of trees being around…
- 60% reduction in street level particulates
- Shade trees in the right areas can save $$$$$$
- Mental fatigue is BETTER with exposure to trees
- Property value goes up by 20% with the presence of a mature tree
Have you always wanted to have a greener household?
Since Super Bowl 46 is only a week and a half away, the 2,012 trees initiative is close to ending, but don’t worry because 2,876 TREES WERE PLANTED. More than expected!
What can you still do? Join the Super Bowl’s 1st & Green Initiative. First designed as a challenge, you can still sign up to do your part to help the environment. Anyone, anywhere! You don’t have to be local.