Nature in cities is dying

A Peacemaking Project by Vicky H.

What is the injustice we are solving?

Skyscrapers and wide roads are replacing forests have been replacing forests and parks for the long time. Now all people living in those built houses have no place to recreation and relaxation, no air to breathe and a lot of health problems.

Comments:

Abigail S.
5 November 2017 9:59

Awesome project! Can't wait for you to post some updates! Have you seen this? I think it's pretty neat, and a great first step towards "Urban Greeneries": http://abc7ny.com/realestate/green-roof-atop-the-javits-center-becomes-urban-sanctuary/1023547/

Fish S.
13 November 2017 10:49

Hi Vicky! This is an awesome project. I think you've hit on a really important injustice -- particularly the fact that the environment in cities can cause health problems (and I'd add that those issues are often more pronounced in lower-income areas of cities)!

So what comes next? How will you solve this issue?
Do you have some ideas -- or do you need help brainstorming?
We're happy to help -- and these resources could be helpful to your team as well:
https://www.peacefirst.org/resources

Adrian B.
5 April 2018 13:39

Hi Vicky,

We wanted to let you know that we are extending the deadline for active projects to apply for a Mini-Grant during this Peace First Challenge to April 15th. You can apply for a mini-grant anytime, but meeting the Challenge deadlines will make you eligible for additional opportunities.

If you do not require a mini-grant to complete your project, you can remain eligible for the Accelerator by completing your project and Reflection before the May 31st deadline! If you submit your project plan by April 15th, we'll be sure to provide you with feedback by April 21st to support you with carrying out the plan.

If you are still in early stages of planning, you are also welcome to apply for a mini-grant at a later date -- although you may not be eligible for an Accelerator, the opportunity for funding and support is always there.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and if we can help in any way!

Best,
Adrian