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Robert Dixon

I see a lot of school yards in Calgary covered with grass but very little other kinds of vegetation. would it not be beneficial to add carbon capture (deep rooted) plants to all the schools? There was a whole conference on this decades ago in Calgary. What ever came of all these good ideas?
Research shows that people feel better when surrounded by green growing plants. Young people are feeling anxious now about the climate crisis and lack of action. Could planting shrubs and flowers, indigenous plants and native grasses help youth feel better while at school? Could greening schools be an antidote to climate anxiety?
Would this be a first step towards greening of cities, one neighbourhood community at a time?