The Importance of Greenspaces Essay
July 1, 2015
Draft: The Importance of Urban Greenspaces
My community and I have benefited from urban greenspaces in various ways. Interfacing with nature via greenspaces is significant to me personally for several reasons. I chose to write about urban greenspaces because parks and forests were a very important aspect of my childhood, I have observed how the disparity of greenspaces between communities affects them, and because my exposure to greenspaces has provided me with a valuable relationship with the natural world.
Growing up in a rural area, the majority of my childhood activities were dependent on the parks
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My affection and curiosity towards plants and animals is the most important product of my experiences in nature and greenspaces. My experiences growing up shaped my philosophy as an environmentalist and inspired me to constantly learn more about the natural world. In the current state of the world, it is even more important that citizens develop a relationship with nature and an opinion about environmental issues. Many aspects of the natural world are currently threatened by human activities and most people’s response to the environmental degradation is not proportional to the amount of damage being done to the natural world. I believe that if every person were given the opportunity to develop a