The Environment Benefits of Landscapes

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Landscape for Life website states that – “every year healthy landscapes provide $33 trillion worth of natural services, including natural water storage and flood control-nearly twice the global gross national product of $18 trillion”.

Landscape for Life, http://www.landscapeforlife.org/, is an organization based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative, the first rating system for landscapes in the same manner as LEED. (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

One example – Plants and organisms in the soil remove and break down pollutants including those that trigger asthma and other illnesses.





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