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City Parks: Great Places to Visit and Good for the Environment


by Bill Chameides | October 9th, 2008
posted by Erica Rowell (Editor)

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Summer’s over, but city parks are still great places to visit. Plus, they provide environmental benefits, such as cutting pollution.

Dr. Bill Chameides talks parks in our latest Grok video.

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Update: 8/2/2013
We recently received a note from a teacher at Chicago’s Catherine Cook School who has been showing this video to his students over the past several years to educate them on environmental aspects of urban parks.

This year, his students picked up on our invitation to create a video about parks in their area. Here is their video response to our city-parks video chock-full of info on Chicago’s many parks. Great work, kids!

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  1. mrabb
    Oct 21, 2008

    You encourage people who live in places that don’t have great city parks to work to getparks, which is great. Not everyone is going to be able to have Central Park, but even much smaller parks can confer some of the same benefits. For a look at the other end of the spectrum I recently saw this posting on “pocket parks”. http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/pocket_parks_rejuvenate_cities.html ” title=”city parks

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