Urban Greenspace and Mental Health and Wellbeing

Magella Lajoie, Sydney Region Branch

Since the COVID-19 crisis, my husband and I head off for the bush at the end of our street everyday.  We are very lucky to live in a suburb with abundant greenspace. We have been bushwalkers all our lives and know that feeling of introspection during the walk and value that feeling of rejuvenation after a bush walk.  Now science has bourgeoning evidence that urban greenspace is good for our health, our mental health and our wellbeing. 

Wild Wild Inner West Launched

Stephanie Clark, Citizen Science Officer

The ‘Wild Wild Inner West’ project launched with a pub talk event run as part of the Sydney Science Festival in August.  The pub talk had ecologists and biologists from the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales discuss urban ecology and urban nature in the City of Sydney and Inner West Council Local Government Areas.