In this paper, we survey the most recent peer-reviewed literature on green infrastructure to assess its demonstrated effectiveness in moderating urban temperatures and, as a result, lessening energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions.

Tim Kovar is afraid of heights.

It’s 2 o’clock on a hot summer afternoon. You’re getting ready to meet some friends at the park for a game of basketball. Which t-shirt would you grab from the closet?

With support from the LOR Foundation, The Trust for Public Land is launching a pilot program to demonstrate how rural communities can use land-and-water conservation to develop and support health and livability—how they can be empowered to protect, care for, and enjoy their surrounding lands and waters.

If you live in Minneapolis, there’s a 95 percent chance you live within a 10-minute walk to a park. That bragging right, plus a few others, make Minneapolis’s parks system the best of the 100 biggest cities in the country, beating out its next-door neighbor, St. Paul, for the top spot.

A decade ago, Richard Louv’s book Last Child in the Woods sounded the alarm: our culture's increasing alienation from the natural world is taking a toll on our kids.

Each year, The Trust for Public Land wrangles stats on parks in the hundred most populous cities in the U.S. Want to know the largest city park in the country? Or the oldest? Or the most popular?

If you live in Miami, you enjoy great year-round weather and plenty of places to take advantage of the sunshine. It’s no wonder Miami is regularly voted as one of the nation’s healthiest cities.

The Trust for Public Land (TPL), the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition (LFC), and Colorado Open Lands (COL) have completed the permanent acquisition and protection of the 38-acre Polston School property in Alamosa, Colorado as the site of the Rio Grande Farm Park.. The project was made possible thanks to $700,000 from the LOR Foundation and $254,000 from the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund (GOCO).

What can you get done in 10 minutes? Maybe a few quick chores, like folding the laundry or tidying up in the garage. You could read a chapter of that book you’ve been meaning to finish or—let’s be honest—get to the bottom of your Facebook feed.