It’s Easy Being Green: Simple Treatments to Improve Individual and Neighborhood Health

Health and well-being are tightly connected to the quality of our living environments. Even while the city struggles with growing environmental and health crises, innovations that drive meaningful progress can be shockingly simple and accessible. Cleaning up a vacant lot, planting a tree, or tending a garden are proven ways to improve our quality of life and make headway against seemingly intractable problems like gun violence and stress. And yet, unlike other solutions that rely on massive public investments, greening relies on cost effective investments in people and the tools that empower them to make the change they want to see in their neighborhood. This presentation will highlight innovative, community-driven partnership models that make neighborhood greening an easy way to impact the health and well-being of individuals and communities in Philadelphia.

Julianne Schrader Ortega
Vice President and Chief of Healthy Neighborhoods
Event Details
  • Start Date
    October 16, 2019 3:40 pm
  • End Date
    October 16, 2019 4:30 pm
  • Location
  • Venue
    • Energy Hall
  • Address
    2301 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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