There is a green movement spreading in Paris.

Citizens are just planting gardens in the streets of the French capital.

They are also growing urban gardens on walls, roofs and fences.

According to the World Economic Forum, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo is aiming to add 250 acres of greenery to the city with a third of that being fruit and vegetables.

Paris is one of the most densely populated cities in Europe but only 9.5 percent of the area is made up of public parks.

The goal is to improve its air quality, biodiversity and quality of life in Paris.

So far, 3,000 permits have been issued to residents to grow gardens.

The local government, on the other hand, is building 74 acres of new public gardens, planting 20,000 trees and opening vegetable gardens in schools.

Don’t you think it’s time other cities like Manila to follow?

The city is also planting 20,000 trees. Learn more about environmental initiatives in Paris:

Posted by World Economic Forum on Thursday, 13 December 2018


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