5 things to look for on a college campus that benefit mental health

The design of a campus and its buildings and dorms can be crucial to a student's overall well-being.

Diane Bruce Anstine, Dean, School of Business and Entrepreneurship at North Central College, North Central College • conversation
Sept. 8, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: sleep us-higher-education green-space green-spaces college-students sunlight mental-well-being college poor-sleep student-dorms student-mental-health university-student-mental-health

How to improve our relationship with nature after coronavirus

Human encroachment on the environment is increasing the threat of diseases like COVID-19, but spending more time in nature could also be part of the solution to this pandemic.

Zita Sebesvari, Head of Environmental Vulnerability and Ecosystem Services, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), United Nations University • conversation
June 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: biodiversity covid-19 coronavirus zoonotic-diseases green-spaces coronavirus-insights

Mothers behind bars nurture relationships with visitors in this unusual prison garden

About half of incarcerated women in the United States are mothers to children under age 18. Natural spaces within a prison can help maintain their mother-child bonds.

Julie Stevens, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Iowa State University • conversation
May 8, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: children mental-health parents mothers nature plants prisons green-space jails landscape-architecture female-prisoners prisoners prison-design jail green-spaces moms

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