Is there any charity/project/company/research trying to effectively improve people's mental health by encouraging them to frequent green spaces?
Please, don't misunderstand me, I'm no green activist, but I've seen so many mentions to increasing anxiety and depression (I'm not sure if it's true), and so many diagnoses (it's the internet, the economy, the culture...), and its rebuttals ("actually, everything is getting better, according to this graph..."), and Michael Plant has written many convincing pieces about ... (read more)
In my experience, the "most of our lives indoors" topic comes up in conversation at least occasionally within EA, sometimes accompanied by discussion of how important it is to go outside and move around. I often tell people that I go "stir-crazy" if I don't get in a long walk at least once a day, and I've gotten zero confused reactions and quite a few "me too" reactions.
I don't think the topic gets written about very often, but these Slate Star Codex posts (1, 2) did catalyze a lot of experiments with indoor pla... (read more)
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