Urban Greening: Cutting Back Mexico City’s Pollution

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Urban Greening: Cutting Back Mexico City’s Pollution

Despite many environmental advancements in large urban areas around the world, some cities still are lagging behind. In fact, Mexico City’s battle with pollution has escalated to the point where 4,000 people die every year from it, and many species of birds are going extinct.mexico city pollution

Despite many environmental advancements in large urban areas around the world, some cities still are lagging behind. In fact, Mexico City’s battle with pollution has escalated to the point where 4,000 people die every year from it, and many species of birds are going extinct. In an effort to battle the air pollution, the Mexican government and Mexican businesses are joining forces, and are planning to create vertical gardens, set up rain water filters, and install solar panels on top of buildings. Right now, work is being done in La Valenciana, with 10 solar powered water systems and 700 square meters of vertical gardens. After this trial project is completed, the government is looking to expand into an additional 30 zones in the city. Not only will the projects help spruce up Mexico City’s architecture, but it should help save lives along with it.

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