Cities during COVID-19: the use of urban green spaces and its impact on health

COVID-19 Pandemic, social isolation, and mental health As a response to the COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020, countries across the world took various measures to slow the spread of the virus, including social distancing and lockdown measures, closures of schools and workplaces, and limits on travel. People around the world experienced dramatic disruptions in daily …

Green4C at the III Ibero-American Summit Nature, Health and Wellbeing

The Forest Therapy Hub (FTHub) is a group of international professionals in Green Care who offer innovative and unique training programmes based on their professional experiences and on the practical implementation of scientific evidence. The FTHub’s mission is the mobilise and lead the interdisciplinary field of health and wellbeing practices based on nature and scientific …

How do the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relate with Green Care?

Since 2015, policy makers, local governments, organisations and climate change activists amongst others have referred to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) as a benchmark and a blueprint for change in order to help society reduce the harmful effects of climate change across the world. Launched by the United Nations, the SDG’s have identified 17 key …

COVID-19 pandemic hit hard, and now what?

Investing in Green Care to Prevent Worsening Mental Health among University Students Before the pandemic, the world population was already struggling with mental disorders, with depression and anxiety being leading contributors to the global burden of disease. COVID-19 exacerbated this and emphasized the urgent need to invest in support systems that can improve mental health. …

Future perspectives in Green Care | Online event

Have you ever thought about the influence and added value of nature on health, well being and social inclusion? On the 15th of March 2022, the Wageningen University and Elevate Health – partners of Green4C – have organised an event to present some interesting opportunities in Green Care. Students from all universities are welcomed to …

New opportunity: the Green4C Business Innovation Challenge

Are you interested in the ways nature can promote health and social inclusion? Do you have an innovative idea promoting the benefit of nature? Would you like to learn how to start your own project? Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, Green4C is a three-years Knowledge Alliance promoting nature-based solutions for health, …