Current academic literature suggests that school gardening programmes can provide an interactive environment with the potential to change children’s fruit and vegetable intake. This is the first cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) designed to evaluate whether a school gardening programme can have an effect on children’s fruit and vegetable intake.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Greater Kailash - II Welfare Association V/s South Delhi Municipal Corporation dated 11/08/2014 regarding green trees in the area in and around Uday Shankar Park, Delhi are being cut indiscriminately and without permission for the purpose of raising constructions on the same.

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Creating functional urban green spaces is necessary for ecological, economic and social sustainability of urban systems. Full range of benefits of urban green spaces, however, can only be realized with the developing or enriching the vegetation with native pool of species. Yet, this reality has seldom been achieved.

Hobart is 59% covered by tree canopies but building demand means the big two are bottom with 15% and 13%

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has prepared a draft guidelines for conservation, development and management of urban greens. Cities and towns are emerging as centres of domestic and international investments where most of the commercial activities take place.

Half the world's population lives in urban areas. It is therefore important to identify characteristics of the built environment that are beneficial to human health. Urban greenness has been associated with improvements in a diverse range of health conditions, including birth outcomes; however, few studies have attempted to distinguish potential effects of greenness from those of other spatially correlated exposures related to the built environment.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Fortune Glory Extension Welfare Asso. & 3 Ors. v. M/s Fortune Builders & 2 Others dated 07/07/2014 regarding construction on green belt and open spaces, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Greater Kailash-II Welfare Association Vs. South Delhi Municipal Corporation dated 07/07/2014 regarding restoration of the Environment in Uday Shankar Park and restraint on the Respondent South Delhi Municipal Corporation from making any constructions and cutting of trees in the park.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation & Others Versus Ahmedabad Green Belt Khedut Mandal & Others dated 09/05/2014 regarding Section 40(3)(jj)(a) of the Gujarat Town Planning and Urban Development Act, 1976 and application of certain statutory provisions of the Gujarat Town Planning and Urban Development Rules, 1979.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Shri Hazi Arif & Ors. V/s. State of UP & Ors dated 08/05/2014 on the issue of discharge of untreated industrial waste water into the Sahibabad drain. NGT order also notes the report submitted by local Commissioner which shows that there is encroachment and construction in the green belt area.

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