Worker Views of Greenery
- Views from windows help reduce stress, boost productivity, improve job satisfaction, and help workers stay more attentive.Largo-Wight, Erin; Chen, W. William, Dodd, V. Weiler, Robert. Healthy Workplaces: The Effects of Nature Contact at Work on Employee Stress and Health. Public Health Rep. 2011; 126(Suppl 1): 124–130.
- People in cities who walk by green space have a lower heart rate, an indicator of stress, than those who walk by buildings or vacant lots.South, E.C., Kondo, M.C, Cheney, R.A., Brana, C.C. Neighborhood blight, stress, and health: a walking trial of urban greening and ambulatory heart rate. American Journal of Public Health. 2015. 105(5): 909-913.
Classroom Views of Greenery
- Classroom views to green landscapes can improve performance on tests of attention, increase students’ recovery from stressful experiences, and reduce aggression, having implications for school site selection, design, and renovation.University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (2016, January 22). A green view through a classroom window can improve students’ performance. ScienceDaily.
Reduced ADHD Symptoms
- When compared to indoor and built outdoor settings, performing activities, including playing, in green outdoor settings is the only factor that reduces children’s Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms regardless of whether the individual is alone, in a pair or in a large group.Kuo FE, Faber Taylor A. A Potential Natural Treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Evidence From a National Study. American Journal of Public Health. 2004; 94(9):1580-1586.
Reduced Anxiety, Depression and Aggression
- The proportion of total and usable green space within 3 km, as well as distance to the nearest usable green space, reduce symptoms of anxiety disorder, depression and aggression.Hutsford, D. Pearson, AL, Kingham, S. An ecological study investigating the association between access to urban green space and mental health. Public Health.Journal. November, 2013; 127(11):1005-1011.
- Girls who live in apartments with greener, more natural views score better on tests of self-discipline than those living in more barren but otherwise identical housing. The study tested children on concentration, inhibition of impulsive behavior and delay of gratification.Kuo FE, Faber Taylor A. A Potential Natural Treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Evidence From a National Study. American Journal of Public Health. 2004; 94(9):1580-1586.