Plants For All
More than half the world’s population already lives in urban environments and the UN projects the percentage to grow to 68% by 2050. Urban environments cause stress that can lead to a number of anxiety disorders. By incorporating nature and plant life into their lives, can New Yorkers counteract the negative effects the city may have on their health? Using a three-pronged approach, Plants For All attempts to raise awareness of the benefits plants and green spaces can have on our mental health by bringing plant life to all populations of NYC. The attempt is made through Internet testimonials of plant parents, horticultural therapy sessions on the subway, and wearable planters. The approaches must be more substantial in order to gather data and create a community. Once that support is established, a proposal for plant life (or images of plant life) to be installed on the subway, can be presented to New York City and Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials for consideration.