Guest Blog by: Jonathan Taylor of Andromeda District
Industrialized countries all over the world are experiencing epidemics that have little to do with the Covid19 virus. Diseases such as diabetes, cardio-vascular disease, obesity, COPD, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other chronic conditions are impacting populations and showing no signs of slowing down.
Several studies have been done which indicate that we can combat elevated temperatures and poor air quality by investing in urban greening. Andromeda District is a warrior in this fight against climate change. We understand that although we may live in a large urban center, trees and other vegetation can grow almost anywhere. Our vertical garden walls, hanging garden walls, and herbal gardens are inspired by eco-acupuncture, a term describing small interventions that can result in far-reaching gains.
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Small Changes Lead to Huge Benefits
Long hikes are not necessary as micro-doses or small amounts of time in nature will help. Current research has demonstrated that spending time in nature, any amount of time, can boost our immune systems, ease our anxiety, decrease our stress, and vastly improve our chances of avoiding these killer diseases.
We believe nature flourishes inside as well as outside. The more biodiversity you have in an environment, the healthier the environment. For example, planting a variety of tree species protects forests, adds to the beauty of a green environment, and provides a shaded canopy from the harsh rays of the sun. Studies have found that just 40 percent of tree canopy coverage contributes to cooling America’s urban areas. Each of us needs a safe place where we can relax, unwind, and be close to nature. Andromeda District will help you create that tranquil place cost-effectively and in as little as two days.
We Can’t Afford to Wait
Right now in the United States:
The average temperature has increased from 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit to 1.9 degrees. From 2000 to 2009, the temperatures were the highest ever recorded.
Heavy rain and flooding, especially in the Midwest and Northeast, has drastically increased between 1950 and 2000.
Drought has increased in the West and Southwest and heat waves have become more frequent and much more intense.
North Atlantic hurricanes have also grown in intensity since the 1980’s.
The projected changes as we begin a new decade are frightening. If we do nothing to stem the tide of disastrous climate changes, every living thing on this planet will be struggling to stay alive.
Left Photo by Rumman Amin on Unsplash
Right Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash
The ability of people and communities to adjust to hazardous situations or respond to consequences is called adaptive capacity. Resilience in the face of catastrophe and disaster is the potential for each of us to successfully adapt to adverse circumstances. Each of us has the potential to positively impact the effects of climate change and Andromeda District can show you how.
Visit Our Showroom
Be sure to visit Andromeda District’s showroom when the current global crisis is over. We want to make you a climate warrior. We will show you how a vertical green garden wall can make any space into your own mini-forest. It’s easy, budget-friendly, beautiful, and beneficial for you, your family, and the planet.
Contact Andromeda District today for a free consultation.