Out with asphalt: US schoolyards transformed into green oases – in pictures

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Schools around the country (including many right here in NYC) are reclaiming some of the concrete jungle. Asphalt might be a defining characteristic of our current era but it brings a host of problems. Awesome solution that ties in some education for the students. From The Guardian:

This was the reality for roughly 300 US public schools until they joined a program that completely transformed them. They range from a Brooklyn school now graced with flowers, trees and a gazebo to a “little oasis of green space” in Philadelphia. And a new initiative to replace 28 schoolyards has just been launched in Los Angeles.

Not only does green space make the schools a happier place, it addresses inequality, because the schools in question often enroll lower-income students of color. It also makes them more resilient to the climate crisis, whether in the form of extreme heat or torrential rainfall.

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