Athens creates “pocket parks” to tackle pollution and heat

Athens has started creating “pocket parks” in a bid to tackle its pollution and heat, transforming small plots once ridden with garbage and weeds in Greece’s capital city. The city is closing traffic lanes and transforming them into bike routes, pedestrian walks and small areas of greenery – all in a bid to cut down on vehicles, which account for 70% of greenhouse gas emissions. … Continue reading Athens creates “pocket parks” to tackle pollution and heat

Pocket Parks: New funding announced for community groups to create green spaces

Community groups in the UK wanting to create “pocket parks” in their area for use as children’s play areas, vegetable patches or community events can now bid for funding for green spaces under the government’s “pocket parks” programme. The £1.35 million fund was announced by Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick as part of the UK Government’s plans “to improve the mental and physical health of local … Continue reading Pocket Parks: New funding announced for community groups to create green spaces