As featured in Yahoo! Finance, the Annual Spring-Cleaning Event Takes Place in Communities Across America “We’re calling on all Americans to join us to help make our nation cleaner, greener, healthier and safer.”

But Keep America Beautiful officials say the impact of the cleanup goes far beyond simply making communities look nicer. They point to new research that shows a correlation between greenspace and reductions in crime and gun violence:

  • 2023 study led by the University of Michigan School of Public Health found that gun violence declined by 12% in areas adjoining newly developed greenspaces in Indianapolis.

Additional mentions

Globe Newswire

The Oakland Press